A couple of weeks ago I was waxing the front of the car when I noticed what I first thought appeared to be a stone chip.
Over the next couple of weeks the lacquer started to flake around the edge and then the spot turned into quite a large imperfection are of about an inch by 3 inches or so (man inches!). It's gone right down to base coat.
Took the car back to the garage who did the respray last year (when a Land Rover decided to reverse back into me at a junction), and straight away he agreed to cover the cost of the repairs as all their work is warrantied for 5 years. No arguments, no questions. He even deferred the job until he could get back into the office from annual leave as he wanted to oversee the work.
So I am now in a Fester 1.25 Style for the next 3 days, but at least the car will look good again after a REALLY bad year for stone chip damage. Nice to be able to bring up a story relating to the motor trade where service has come with a smile! As this will be the 3rd time this car has been touched up in 3 years lets hope its 3rd time lucky!
Hopefully after reading the other thread about the S3 which has been raced 80 miles across a county, I won't be seeing mine about doing similar