As the title says really, just feeling fed up.
The tale starts a few months back when some witless wonder decided to throw a bottle at my rear quarter. I was totally gutted but surprised myself with how calm I was the following day, just treated it as one of those things.
Anyway, I got in touch with the insurance company who tried to convince me to go to one of their approved bodyshops, but I insisted on going to one which was Audi approved. I had to put up with assessors coming out and all sorts because I didn't want to do it their way. In the end though I got the go ahead and the car spent 10 days in the bodyshop. I got a few other bits done at the same time so there was a fair bit of paint needed on th o/s rear quarter, o/s drivers door,tailgate and the n/s wheel arch under warranty.
When I went to pick up the car all looked well, it was raining but the car was gleaming and had been given a full valet. I did notice a few white marks which looked like someone had just missed a few bits when buffing off the polish. Anyway I got round to giving the car a wash at the weekend which is where things went down hill.
The white marks I had noticed were all over the place, drivers door, rear passenger door, tailgate, rear quarter (almost all of it) and the wheel arch. I also got a good look at the paint while trying to look at the mystery white marks. The paint itself had a visible orange peel texture to it. Not everywhere but on quite a bit. The white marks were just as if someone had wet n dried the paint, albeit with a very fine grit, and then cleared over the top. In the sun we've had it was so much more visible. To add insult to injury though, the deepest scratch made by the bottle was still visible, I couldn't believe it.
I've been back to the bodyshop today were the foreman took a look at it. He did suggest he couldn't see it when I started, but I just kept pointing out more and more. He didn't argue and just said I'd need to book the car in for 4 days for "rectification". He did say that someone had flattened the paint before the clear coat and and just missed a few bits when polishing it. My arse, they had missed the whole lot..!!
The lass on reception then tried to say I should have a Polo as a courtesy car but I declined that offer, despite her saying I'd need to wait 2 months for an A3. When I told her I'd wait sh managed to book me in with the A3 courtesy car at the end of the month. Funny that..!!
Anyway, rant over and sorry for bending your ear. I just needed to get that lot off my chest I think. Needless to say I'll be checking the car over very carefully when I get it back this time.