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Corroded rear door triangle Sportback

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Marshy, Jan 8, 2014.

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    [Jan 8, 2014]
    Both my rear door triangles are corroded and I've done a search and can't find anything on A3/S3 regarding what's inclined to change them.
    Does anyone know if it can be done without removing the rear door trim etc?
    Here's a pic if what I mean
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    Anyone any ideas on this?
    I had read it was a common concern.
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    My driver's side was like this when I bought my 57reg about 3 years ago. Passenger side is (and still is perfect). Mine are matt/satin black; I sanded them down (peeling the seals back where I could) and masked around and gave it a few sprays of satin black paint and it looked pretty good.

    Could do the same with yours albeit with gloss? (by the looks of your photo)
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    Thanks for your input.
    I originally thought about wrapping it but would like to replace it now and wondered if anyone had changed theirs as Audi want 2 hours per side!!!!
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    Yea I'm not sure how to remove it, it probably needs the door stripping down or something like that (would be interested myself).
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    mine are corroded too . you have to remove the door card and then remove the door glass with the frame attached , looks like a cabriolet when removed . then you have to strip it further to get the triangle out .
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    I thought someone was going to confirm my fears.
    Think I may try and flat them a wrap them.
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