1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

need help urgently, what do i do?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Herby1, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. Herby1
    Offline

    Herby1 VAG All the way

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 13, 2007]
    hello everyone,

    need help urgently please, so any help would be great.

    i have just lowered my Audi A3 1.8 year 1999 and it is level all round about an inch from the tyre, the bad thing is i had spacers on the rear before i lowered the car and now they poke out a few mm and i have just noticed under the arch the paint has chipped.worn away, now the arch is only thin on the rear of the a3's and i dont want it rusting, has anyone got any ideas on what i should do, as this is urgent. need help please people.

    thank you

    regards

    chris
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Nov 27, 2014]

  3. icenutter
    Offline

    icenutter Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 13, 2007]
    Can you see it from the outside? If not a then just get some underseal from a motor factors. If it is visible then touch up then flat down.

    (don't panic too much as the body is galvanised so you won't wake up tomorrow to a pile of rust rather than a car)
    #2
  4. Herby1
    Offline

    Herby1 VAG All the way

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 13, 2007]
    ok thanks for your help mate, really appreciate it, i will get it sorted tonight, how long does it take for it to rust then? roughly?

    no you can not see it from the outside unless you look under the arch, it is about 3 inches long under the arch and is chipped away to the metal, so do you recomend primer touch up paint then the main colour?

    cheers for your help bud.
    #3
  5. icenutter
    Offline

    icenutter Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 13, 2007]
    You're talking weeks or months to rust, not days. Just make sure things are clean and dry before you paint over.


    If you are putting undeseal on then you don't need primer.

    If you are using touchup paint then read the instructions on the bottle.
    #4
  6. WX51TXR
    Offline

    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,452
    Likes Received:
    13
    [Aug 14, 2007]
    As above, and remember to take the spacers off!
    #5

Share This Page