Hi, I'm new to the forum. Have been looking around for the past hour or so - exceelent forum. Will be a regular from now on. I've got a year old A3 2.0 FSI Sport - it's a great car, much more refined than my old 306 XSI. However, I've got a problem with one of my alloys. I other day I was hosing down my alloys (with a hose pipe not a jet washer) before washing them, and loads of lacquer flakes fell off one of the alloys. At least I think it was lacquer - not 100% sure as they were silver coloured and I thought lacquer would be clear? Anyhow, where the flakes have come away, I'm now left with a step / line with is really unsightly. I don't know what to do for the best. Do I let the rest of the lacquer flake off over the next couple of washes (the paint left behind looks as good as before), or could this damage them long term? Is this my problem or would it get sorted on warranty? Thanks for your help.