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    Self-healing paint???? (bird-droppings)

    well always had a problem with bird droppings on both 8P A3's ive owned... but recently had a strange occurence.

    Had some on the roof - poss been there a few hours - cleaned it off, leathered it dry and definately seen an 'etching' in the paint. Weather looked bad so didn't bother polishing to try and improve. Few days later had another look and the marks had disappeared and the paint was perfect! - explain that one!

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    sunlight didnt catch the marked area?
    VORSPRUNG DURCH TECHNIK - NEVER FOLLOW

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    nope - dull day on both days - same light conditions, viewed on same driveway - i have inspected it very very closely and there is no mark whatsoever left - the paint is flawless

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    Heat - not that there is much in the UK at the moment. My paint guy repaired my bird poo nightmare with his heat lamps. I watched the etching disapear before my eyes.

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    well there was definately no heat either on those few days - bt the mark certainly dissapeared all by itself (which i was quite happy about!) but strangely this doesn't always happen (unfortunately!)

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    thats the mystery of life for u, if only my swirl marks made by a garage disappeared!
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    Self healing paint! PRAISE THE LORD LETS HOLD HANDS AND SING KUM BY ARHHH !

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    It's the Audi paint fairies. They come in the night and repair any paint defects you have. Unfortunately most of us won't see them because they are so busy, owing to Audi's paint quality being so sh1te.

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    (4 S-Tronic boxes, 3 Mechatronics Units, 2 Dual Mass flywheels, 2 sets of engine mounts)
    Gone at 32k: 2005 A3 Sportback 2.0TDi 140 S-Line DSG
    Ebony Black

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    haha - well they managed to squeeze me in this time - so thankyou to the paint fairies!

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    *******s around where I work spray boats and I went out yesterday loads of overspray on my tt gutted I have tried tar and glue no joy with that!

 

 

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