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    New Caractere Diffuser - some paint issues pls help

    Hi, I recently installed the Caractere Diffuser.
    I quite liked the matte black color it came with, so opted to not paint it.

    Now there is a slight problem the housing surrounding the exhaust has started to get rough and show some white marks.

    is this from heat damage?

    I learned that the matte black is just a primer not a full coat...
    this is quite problematic.

    What do you all advise I should do. Below are some pictures of the stated surface damage.







    Thanks all!

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    You need to paint that mate, those marks are from a DA sander - It looks to me that the black is a gel coat used in the moulding of the bumper and they have trimed and tidied the edge around the exhaust using the DA.

    You should get that primed and paint sooner rather than later mate as the way it is just now the fibreglass will break down and get impregnated with water.

    HTH's

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    its already glued on.. wont it be a ***** to paint?

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    pics of the full splitter mate ??

    there defo sanding marks. will need painting, even though its glued on it will have to be some proper making off, like the hole car haha

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    damn, i wanted to do this mod and you beat me to it!
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
    2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
    1997 BMW 316i Coupe M-Sport. You won't be missed quite so much!

 

 

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