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    S3 one week old and scratched!!!

    Hey guys,

    My S3 is now one week old and as i was getting into the car after work today i noticed some bad scratches just below the rear side windows. They must have happened today as i didn't notice them today as i was helping my girl into the car. I don't have pics with me now but there are 4 of them right next to each other all about 2cm long and seem to have just taken off the paint (haven't gone into the metal). One of them is quite wide about 4mm. Is this an easy touch up or will i have to get the whole panel resprayed???

    Want to cry right now...
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    From what ive heard wet sanding might be the way to go?

    It works with stone chips not sure with scratches?

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    sorry to hear about that mate.....i had mine 3 days before it was done down one side..... although double blow for you cos its a new model......

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardn View Post
    Hey guys,

    My S3 is now one week old and as i was getting into the car after work today i noticed some bad scratches just below the rear side windows. They must have happened today as i didn't notice them today as i was helping my girl into the car. I don't have pics with me now but there are 4 of them right next to each other all about 2cm long and seem to have just taken off the paint (haven't gone into the metal). One of them is quite wide about 4mm. Is this an easy touch up or will i have to get the whole panel resprayed???

    Want to cry right now...
    Gutted mate, that really sucks. I bet you felt sick after seeing them.

    I would have thought it's be a respray, but I'm no expert. I hope you get it as good as new.

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    To be fair mate don't feel too sick about it. Little known fact...A lot of 'new' cars have been touched up and resprayed after transit before registration. Nothing too rare for panels to be replaced and the lot. We, the customers never know any better. I know that probably won't make you feel any better but my point is.... a lot of us have probably got resprayed cars, at least you know about yours!
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    yeah... sometimes ignorance is bliss... lololol

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    the thing that's bugging me the most is not that it's there but how i'm going to get rid of it... Will i have to get a respray or will they just be able to do a touch up some how???
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    Mine had a tiny dent, and 2 tiny scratches from a stone chip, and I am currently having the wing re-sprayed, no other choice!!

    And its at my mate's body shop, so I know that is the only choice.

    You could give it to chips-away, but not sure I'd trust them with my car!
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    I wouldn't dream of touching it myself, get someone who does wet sanding round or take it to a Audi bodyshop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardn View Post
    the thing that's bugging me the most is not that it's there but how i'm going to get rid of it... Will i have to get a respray or will they just be able to do a touch up some how???
    The only way anyone on here will be able to give you decent advice is if you get some photos up.
    I believe the general rule is... If you can get your nail stuck in it, it aint polishing out! And if it's gone through the clearcoat then it's a definite refinish e.g. sanded down and sprayed over. As long as it hasn't gone through to the paint it shouldn't be TOO expensive to rectify.
    A quality detailer will probably get rid of it without a respray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L33TAY View Post
    Mine had a tiny dent, and 2 tiny scratches from a stone chip, and I am currently having the wing re-sprayed, no other choice!!

    And its at my mate's body shop, so I know that is the only choice.

    You could give it to chips-away, but not sure I'd trust them with my car!
    Too keep your 10year Audi paint/corrosion warrenty are you suppose to take it to a Audi bodyshop?

    If so does it just effect the sprayed panel?

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    AARRRGGHHH!!! gutted mate!

    Good luck in sorting it where you are... hope its not too costly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantom View Post
    Too keep your 10year Audi paint/corrosion warrenty are you suppose to take it to a Audi bodyshop?

    If so does it just effect the sprayed panel?

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    Nahh

    They won't be able to tell anyway!

    He is far better that any Audi paint sprayer anyway, he usually does Bentley's, Ferrari's porkers etc, and only uses original paint etc, so won't be loosing any sleep over it.

    Like previous postsalso say, most new cars have had paintwork prior to delivery anyway.

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    when mine got scratched quite badly by the dealer, they paid for another dealers body shop to sort it out, they used a touch up stick to fill the "hole" in the scratch and then buffed the ar5e out of it, I honestly couldn't see a mark afterwards

    so while its an absolute pain having it happen to you, it will be ok

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    I just went outside to try take a pic but none would come out. I'm going to take it past a body shop i know and trust today and see what they say. I'll keep you guys posted.
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