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    Help / advice - lacquer peel...!

    Hey guys,

    I have been out polishing today and spotted a patch of peeling lacquer on the offside rear quarter just above the wheel arch (07 b7 a4 cabriolet). Not sure how long its been like it, I haven't noticed it before but have only had the car 5/6 months.

    I don't think the Audi paint warranty covers it, so will get a local to take a look. But should I be expecting to respray the entire panel, or just cut back to the edges and cover the peeling area? Any thoughts at all?

    Also, is it worth taking it into Audi do you think?
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    Possibly the car has had a smart repair done in the past. The entire panel will need re-lacquering if you want it done properly.
    Audi A4 (B7) 2.0TDi S-Line Avant Quattro - Steve Edition in Lava Grey
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    Did you buy it from Audi ?

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    I've noticed similar on mine... front wing has a small patch of peeling and another small spec since cleaning at the weekend. Nothing came up on the HPI check when I bought it last year. All that means is the insurance isn't involved though. Thought it might be my exuberance with the pressure washer...?

    I'm waiting to find a DTM bumper and combine it with a front-end re-spray as there are a fair few stone chips @ 125k now anyway...

    Car: 2007 A4 3.0TDI Quattro S-Line Cabriolet
    Mods: Pipercross Panel Filter, Smarttop, LED Plate Bulbs, LED Interior Bulbs, Blue LED Needles, Remap, EGR Delete, Custom Stainless Exhaust (4" Slash Tips), Cupra-R Splitter, Embossed Number Plates, 19" BBS CH Reps & Vredestein Ultra Sessanta's, 12mm TPI Spacers, -30m H&R Springs, MTEC Black Edition Brakes (Dimpled & Grooved), Mintex Pads, RS4 RARB, Vibe Square Subwoofer in Ski-pass & Alpine MRP-350 Amp

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