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

S3 - stone damage

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by richardn, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. anchorPoint

    anchorPoint New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just got my Sprint Blue S3 three weeks ago and I dare almost not ask - what color might be the undercoat color?

    Will none of the chips buff out?

    I've just had a complete paint sealant job done on the car, but I guess that doesn't do much for grit, stone chips and other sorts of horrors?
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. jamiekip

    jamiekip Guest

    Bl@@dy hell that is unlucky after such a short time!

    I've just hit 12.5k miles in mine, 1600 or so miles in the last few weeks returning from the alps boarding. My car is nowhere near that state, can sopt the occassianal chip, not littered with them like your bumper! Are you driving to close to the car in front????

    With regards to undercoats.
    The bumper is black under all the paint - it's not the undercoat, it the plastic the bumper is made from. Most paints have a white undercoat on metal panels - i'd be surprised if the white car has a black one.... could be wrong!
     
  4. richardn

    richardn Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    well just thought i'd let you guys know that i got her back and she's looking BEAUTIFUL! R4000 for bonnet and bumper and 100% colour match.

    I'll be taking her for the 3M bumper and bonnet wrap tomorrow which should protect my new beautiful paint.
     
  5. whiteunderarm

    whiteunderarm Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rich where you having the 3M done and how much they charging you for the bonnet and bumper?
     
  6. richardn

    richardn Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Getting it done at VPS Randburg (JHB)

    For the bumper, lights inc fogs, and front bit of bonnet its R3000. Pricey but a lot cheaper than a respray.
     
  7. anchorPoint

    anchorPoint New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does that wrap come in black only, or is it also available in transparent?
     
  8. richardn

    richardn Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's clear so perfect for all colours
     
  9. anchorPoint

    anchorPoint New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is this the one?
    http://www.3mestore.com/70071373891.html

    If so, 6 in x 12 in doesn't seem very large. Should several packages be purchased?

    If I got the link wrong, could someone show me the correct product to use?

    Much appreciated! :thumbsup:
     
  10. richardn

    richardn Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well i'm taking it to these guys (in south africa) http://www.vpsprotection.co.za/Homepage/homepage.html apparently you can't or really shouldn't do it yourself or you'll get bubbles and it'll look UGLY! :)

    When done by a pro it's almost impossible to see. The guy told me that a lot of people come back because they don't think they actually got the film put on and he has to try point it out to them. :wacko:
     
  11. whiteunderarm

    whiteunderarm Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    hmmm..not so sure if im keen on half the bonnet being done....surely there will be a visable line running accross the bonnet where the film ends... :uhm: cant they do the whole bonnet...that way the end of the film will run along the top of the bonnet neatly tucked away :icon_thumright:
     
  12. richardn

    richardn Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah i thought the same but the guy told me that it's really hard to see even with just the front bit of the bonnet covered. I'm going there this morning and will decide after i've seen a few examples. I'll try take some pics for you.
     
  13. L60N

    L60N Guest

    Make sure you do!!!

    Ive gone with some Collinite Double coat wax for now.
     
  14. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,230
    Likes Received:
    2,487
    Stone chips - grrrrrrrrrrrr

    Got a new windscreen last Friday as my screen cracked.

    Driving down the same piece of road this morning, crack, stone flies back from a jeep in front of me, cracks it again. Two screens in one week. I get the feeling this isn't a lucky car. I would drive on a different road, but its the only quick way to get to the M4 from where I live. Needless to say I'm frothing at the mouth as another £250 will come out of my wallet.
     
  15. L60N

    L60N Guest

    Holy **** £250 for a windscreen???

    Surely its covered through your car ins? The excess is normally around the £60 mark??

    It doesnt affect your NC bonus either.
     
  16. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,230
    Likes Received:
    2,487
    I need to find out if they cover more than one claim. I didn't want a non Audi front screen, so I got Audi to do it, then sent the invoice to my insurers. I have to cover the first £75, but then over a certain value (which I can't remember offhand), I have to pay the difference between their limit and what I paid.

    THe screen was £140+VAT, and the fitting was about £80-90 I think.

    I wonder if they are likely to cover 2 screens in one week! So far I will have paid for 2 without having seen a penny come back in - bad luck happens in 3's so I'm clenching my arse cheeks just waiting for what is coming next!
     
  17. rxt80

    rxt80 top gear

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    I bought the Audi stone-chip protection film for my black SLine A3 (bonnet, wings, bumper, mirrors) although it wasn't fitted to the car before I picked it up cos Audi didn't get their act together! Anyway, on the drive home I got a huge stone chip on the bonnet and then someone ran over my car leaving dents in the bonnet and roof the week after....... :ohmy:

    Needless to say the protective film was never fitted. It is still sitting in my garage in its packaging.....does anyone want it???
     
  18. phantom

    phantom On Boost

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,750
    Likes Received:
    0
    **** me mate you've had some bad luck!

    p
     
  19. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,230
    Likes Received:
    2,487
    :keule:

    I don't have bad life so I shouldn't moan I guess. I don't want to be controversial but I'd rather be me with 2 broken windscreens that Shannon Matthews with her 2 'broken' parents. Kinda puts it into perspective poor lass.
     

Share This Page