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    Bodywork to Bumper Colour Difference

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    Dunno if some of you have noticed but on some cars the bumper seems to be a slightly darker shade compared to the bodywork.
    Is there anyway of correcting this? and whats the cause?

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    maybe the bumper has been badly resprayed at some point? cant ever say that ive just noticed it myself on any cars i was randomly looking at. i assume its your car your talking about? get some pics up to show us

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    I've noticed it on a lots of Audis, including my own, when the light is at a certain angle. I think it's to do with the differing reflective properties of the surfaces.
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    Quite a common defect, sometimes due to repair/respray work, sometimes due to the difference in base material (metal vs plastic) and primers/clear layers used. The paint on bumpers is usually much thinner than on the rest of Audi's, which may also create reflective differences. I hate bumpers, very hard to correct compared to the rest of Audi paint.

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    see i know it wasnt just my eyes. yes it is in only certain lights.
    No really fix for it then really?

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    Turn off the lights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick-A6
    see i know it wasnt just my eyes. yes it is in only certain lights.
    No really fix for it then really?
    Nope.

 

 

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