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Rust spots?? help!!

riggssuzuki Apr 10, 2012

  1. riggssuzuki

    riggssuzuki Active Member

    Hi all. Was giving the car a good clean at the weekend (again) and noticed the attached rust? spots. There seems to be some ferros contamination coming through the paint in various areas all over the car. I have never left the car near anywhere that should have left such deposits as suggested by Audi. These as I say seem to be coming from below the clearcoat. Anypne got any ideas? Its going to the body shop for them to have a look at.






  2. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

    it looks like grinding particles from metal work, or body work. See what the body shop say?

    The hot metal penetrates the clear coat and bonds there rusting
  3. murran

    murran Well-Known Member

    agreed. someones been covering that in metal grindings. using a grinder near it.
  4. Hax

    Hax New Member

    I've seen that on a Focus and it was traced back to when it was transported from the factory to the port in Germany.

    The pantograph that picks up the overhead power on electric trains often throws sparks off.
    is there the same on the glass?
  5. johnnythepie

    johnnythepie Well-Known Member

    would be interesting to know if it was just on the surface.some iron x would get rid, but worrying if it is under the clearcoat
  6. riggssuzuki

    riggssuzuki Active Member

    Cant see any on the glass. Under the bonnet it can be ironx'd as there is no clearcoat applied but on the bodywork its definitely under the clearcoat. My car sits next to my wifes white car and there is nothing on it so its definitely an issue with the car itself. I got the feeling that the Audi bodyshop were less than interested. Problem is i work away from home 5 days a week so they want me to drop it at a local garage and one of their 'drivers' will take it to Inverness so they can look at it. Not keen on the extra mileage or someone else giving it a bit of 'legs' but i have no choice.
  7. Zafi

    Zafi Well-Known Member

    Looks just like I had on a car after they had swapped a corner panel due to accident damage, its sparks from the grinder/chips from the saw.

    Any sign of accident repair? If one panel does not have the marks, thats the one they replaced......
  8. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A4 S-line owners group TDi saloon

    Hope you get it sorted mate. I'm also in Elgin. I'm sure have have you driving around in your lovely A4!! :)
  9. A4B8Sline

    A4B8Sline Active Member

    I would agree with hot metal deposits. My Mum has a mini cooper in white and the back of it did exactly the same. Turns out it was off trains causing sparks off the railway line where she parked for work. Needless to say she parks elsewhere now.

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