Hey Audi Sport Enthusiasts
it's been a while since I posted on here but I thought I would give this a shot...
About this time last year, I had one side of my Ming blue s3 painted to repair a vandal scratch. I also requested the bodyshop repair a minor dot of rust where the bottom of the driver side door meets the plastic exterior door blade.
The vandal scratch was on all three panels down the one side - front wing, door and rear quarter. The guy charged me £600 which I was led to believe was fairly competitive - feel free to suggest otherwise.
Initially, I was fairly pleased with the results. I say fairly pleased because:
BUT the guys at the bodyshop couldn't get my door blade back on completely, leaving it hanging off towards the rear of the door. They cited the plastic nylon bit, which runs up the middle of the inside of the blade and clips the trim to the door, as being the problem - saying it was corroded beyond repair.
- I couldn't see any rust
- I couldn't see the vandal scratch at all
- The treated side didn't look a different shade of Blue to the rest of the car
I have been searching for second hand door blades for the best part of the last year - with no success.
I eventually gave in and treat myself to a set from the stealers for Christmas (£419 + VAT for two!!!) - although the hit was somewhat minimised because I have a friend who works at the Leeds Audi workshop
So I've got two FRESH door blades brand new from the dealer ready to go on BUT the dot of rust initially repaired has started to resurface!
I therefore have two questions:
1. Would you take it back to the same place and ask for a quote to fit the blades and repair the rust they repaired last year? Should they repair the rust I paid them to fix last year for free?
2. Can anyone recommend anywhere in Leeds / West Yorkshire who would be interested in quoting for this job?
Many thanks in advance for taking the time to read / respond