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    A3 Sportback in Misano Red

    Love the Misano Red colour of my 06 Sportback, but unfortunately the lacquer on the front "bumper" has started to peel off and also the colour is different on both front and rear bumpers to the surrounding paintwork. Huntingdon Audi have been excellent and agreed to repaint the front under warranty and we are waiting on response on the differing colours fo rth erear bumper. Anyone else had problems like mine? I know red is a difficult colour on matches and fading but my car is only 10 months old.

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    Yep - I have the same problem.

    See recent thread here:- Flaking laquer
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    Hmm, I'm getting a new Sline 3 Door, not sure which red to go for, Misano or Brilliant. But now i'm thinking perhaps neither! Is this just a problem that affects red paint on the A3? Anyone else else experienced this on other colours?

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    I had the brillaint red and it was superb. No Problems with it at all in the 18 months I had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granny
    Hmm, I'm getting a new Sline 3 Door, not sure which red to go for, Misano or Brilliant. But now i'm thinking perhaps neither! Is this just a problem that affects red paint on the A3? Anyone else else experienced this on other colours?
    Its not so bad that it would put me off the colour. Mine is only a small patch - a few cm and it seems localised to this area only, and it will be resprayed under warranty.

    I'm gonna hold off until after winter before I get it sprayed - so all the new winter stone chips get repaired for free too

    Brillant red is a great colour IMO. Of the examples I've read on the forum it seems to affect cars that are around 10 - 18 months old. So if you are buying new I'd hope this issue has been cured by now.
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    I have Misano red and no problems with it
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    Thanks guys, so not just me, that explains the lack of an argument then, just waiting on the colour difference between bumpers and body panels now! Anyone with Misano red notice this yet?

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    I have a Brilliant Red Sportback. 13 months old, no problems and both bumpers match perfectly. The base colour will be different but I assume that the clear coat lacquer will be the same on any car? Feel free to correct me if I am wrong here though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C_Audiboy

    I'm gonna hold off until after winter before I get it sprayed - so all the new winter stone chips get repaired for free too
    Check with Audi before doing this. They may just repair the area effected and not the whole panel! Or they might say it is wear and tear...
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    My bumpers (Akoya silver) are quite markedly 'different' from the bodywork.
    All akoya cars I've seen are the same.
    An ex paint-sprayer colleague assures me that matching colours between plastic and metal is a nightmare,so that explains that then.

    Edit,although my wife's Clio has plastic wings and there's no difference between the black on it's wings and it's doors.

    To sum up,god knows.
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    Audi Boy, I love you avitar. It's possibly the most hypnotic and relaxing thing i've seen. Perfect tonic on a Monday morning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marriedblonde
    Check with Audi before doing this. They may just repair the area effected and not the whole panel! Or they might say it is wear and tear...
    I've already had the car inspected by Audi (see link to other thread above) - they are going to spray the whole bumper FOC under warranty
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