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Does anyone know what this is and how to remove it?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Spatula, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Spatula

    Spatula S3 8P

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    This blemish has been on my car since I got it, and it's really starting to p*** me off. I've no idea how it's there, and there is no rust or anything around it. It feels slightly bumpy, but it isn't deep or anything, and it's like a kind of yellow'y colour?

    Also, when it gets wet (like now) the water doesn't want anything to do with it!

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    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanking you!

    Edit: that isn't a dint there, it's just where the water chooses not to be for some reason..

    Edit 2: If anyone has been following my leaky cabin threads you can see today has not been a good day for my passengers socks.
     
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    have you tried claying it?

    where in the north west are you? could try something called tardis that i have which removes tar but could give it a go if your near preston?
     
  4. Spatula

    Spatula S3 8P

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    I'm in Macclesfield, just south of Manchester. I could easily fly up to Preston any time but I can't see it being tar? It looks like it's just shy of the paint, not on top? It's very strange because any other scratches and what not on the car (my car is in terrible shape so if anyone want to lend a helping hand to getting it looking smart again is MORE than welcome to do so :D) are not yellow or anything at all. It almost seems like someone has taken a rotary sander at that one point and slightly touched it or something and then cracked a ton of eggs on it and rubbed it into the roughage?! Argh!
     
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    tardis deals with more than just tar :) if the other half hasnt planned anything on sunday you can pop up here and ill have a look if you want?, is it rough when you rub it with your finger?
     
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    Looks like its had an egg thrown at it in the past
     
  7. Spatula

    Spatula S3 8P

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    Sounds good! Yeah I'll be free Sunday I reckon. If you're into bodywork mate, mines like an ironic blank canvas! :p

    It does kind of feel rough when you rub it but I think it's like taken some paint off or something? The paint looks streched or stressed? like a couple of cm all around the affected area. Everyone that's looked at it has no idea what it is. Then again, no one that's looked at it has had any real experience with bodywork..
     
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    Spatula S3 8P

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    That's what a fear buddy.. eggs can be a sharp. Everyone knows this. That's why they teach you in school not to walk on them, right? :uhm: :happy:
     
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    if it was an egg trown at it, it will cause stress cracks in the paint, if you look up close is there small hairline cracks around it? i had an old car egged, was battered, and the only way to sort it would of been a respray :( but was a cheap car so kept it as it was :)
     
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    Spatula S3 8P

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    Okay, when I made the egg reference thing, it was just a yolk.. lol. It is yellow where the paint is missing, but I don't actually think it's caused by an egg. I think egg's have sent us off topic.

    *Mods change thread title to 'Car scratches: An Egg Analogy'

    In really does just seem like something has scuffed against it or maybe some kind of paint stripped or something? I'm completely at a loss but I'm pretty sure it's not caused from an egg.

    Egg.
     
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    you never know :D will let you know on about sunday and can have a closer look then :)
     
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    Spatula S3 8P

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    ^^ Cheers bud, I've sent you a PM.

    I just looked at egg damage on google images, and whilst it could have been that quite easily from my original OP, and I had absolutely no idea eggs could do that much damage, I genuinely don't think it's caused from an egg.
     
  13. JD09

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    If it's on the surface, Tardis,IronX or clay will sort it. If it's scratched, that's down to the primer so would need touching in. Shame you're in Macc. I'm in Alderley once a month with Gran in Macc (broken cross) so would have popped over.
     
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    Spatula S3 8P

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    Feel free to give me a shout when you're next coming my way. If you've still got them S3 brakes by then bring them up with you. I'm off to the states for a 3 weeks mid feb for work but I WILL be back!
     
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    ********, sorry wrong thread LOL
     
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    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving
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    Definitely the wrong thread lad!
     
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    I have no idea what you're talking about....

    :whistle2:
     
  18. Alex C

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    cool story bro! lol
     
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