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Rust on S3 = "fallout"?

Spacecowboy Feb 12, 2008

  1. Spacecowboy

    Spacecowboy Member

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    Hi allTook my S3 into Audi yesterday as i had noticed that there was rust appearing in little scabs on the paint work over rear C pillar and boot lid. They told me that this was something called fall out and is on top of paint and not coming through even thoguh it looks to me as though it is. Is this right or am i being fobbed off?
     
  2. danotto

    danotto VAG HUNTER

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    look into it audi have 12yr painy and anti rust warranty.i may be wrong.how old is it?
     
  3. Spacecowboy

    Spacecowboy Member

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    Paint is 3 years but anti perforation is 12 years. If what i am seeing is a precursor to the dredded rust bubbles I would like to know know. They have submitted a claim for the bubbling on the roof.
     
  4. Spacecowboy

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    its 2002 btw
     
  5. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    Mines 2002 and its started to bubble round the windscreen. I would be interested to know if i can claim, can anyone confirm this.
    Thanks
     
  6. Spacecowboy

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    Only thing you hve to be careful about in those sorts of areas is that they can claim stoine chips. There's alot of info on here about corrosion on these cars but anything around the front of the car seems to be difficult to cliam
     
  7. danny_s3

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    i had bubbling come up round my rear arches .
    took it to vindis audi and the didnt really
    want to no. he got a gadge out that meaursed
    the depth of the paint and claimed that the car had
    , had paint work done before making the warrenty
    void.hope you have better luck than i did.
     
  8. sitrials

    sitrials Member

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    same happened to me, measure using a paint thickness micron meter fobbed me off with it had a respray to one side which void the whole car! but the paint was the same thickness all the way round!
    i didn't really have a leg to stand on!
     
  9. Shades

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    I had one side of my car resprayed through an Audi dealer and they told me that, as I had the work carried out at their approved bodyshop, the 12 year paint warranty would still be valid.

    Would this be true or was he just making this up to avoid a lot of awkward questions?
     
  10. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I had my roof rails done under warranty even though I had some paint work done on the car previously, I told them straight It had work done on one side, but not near the roof, they we're more than helpful. Birmingham Audi in Solihull.
     
  11. nick-barnes07

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    my audi dealer are putting a claim in at the moment for rust on the roof of my car, hopefully they will accept it
     
  12. doug mk2

    doug mk2 Member

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    audi have just accepted my claim. Booked in to have the roof and both sides of the car done for NOWT.
     
  13. Spacecowboy

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    Thats awesome Doug. While you are at it, might be worth enquiring what it would cost for them to do the lot - get a nice shiny motor with majority of it paid for already!Got a call today and the warranty chap is visiting tomorrow so should get a call soon. Fingers crossed.
     
  14. S3GEEZER

    S3GEEZER New Member

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    What stealers are you using? Anyone used one in or around the Herts area?
     
  15. Spacecowboy

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    Got a call last week to say they had accepted my claim without even inspecting it! Took it to Audi yesterday and picked up GOlf Blue motion. THey are resapraying roof and down both rear corners. Result.
     
  16. S3_MCD

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    I've just had my rear qtrs and screen pillars done under w'tee.

    Dealer thought it was stone chips, however oxidisation of the galvinisation causes a blister with a central raised area that can look like stone chips.

    AUK claims specialist came across from London - all authourised without question.
     
  17. DaveMK^

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    can anyone confirm the paint warranty is 12 yrs?
     
  18. j4jon

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    Paint is 3, anti corrosion is 12 years
     
  19. peakey

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    Had mine done last week bubbles on the roof rails .....sutton audi no probs at all
     
  20. MikeA3

    MikeA3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    does anyone have any pics of this "fallout" - i cleaned mine at the weekend and noticed some very small bumps in the paintwork on the leading edge of the rear arch and think it could be this

    thanks in advance

    Mike
     
  21. grathies

    grathies More Points Than Portsmouth FC

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    Ill have to go see Pompey Audi, Ive got bubbling on a small section of my roof rails too, didnt know it might be covered
     
  22. kohoutec

    kohoutec New Member

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    Funnily enough I noticed a small bit of bubbling on my roof rails yesterday. What's the procedure for putting in a claim, contact dealer and take it from there I guess?
     
  23. peakey

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    i just went to audi and asked them if i can claim Bloke popped outside for a look he said yes. AND THAT WAS IT 2 weeks later my cars getting sprayed
     

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