(HELP/ADVICE) - Stone chips and scratches

LukeA3TDi

Registered User
Hi, I'm new to this forum so be nice. Recently I picked up a 2011 A3 2.0TDi for an absolute bargain with only 30K on the clock. The car is in pretty mint condition but I have noticed a few areas that require work.

Somehow there seems to be quite a few stone chips on the rear passenger arch. I have no idea how someone has managed that..
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(closer picture, excuse the dirt)
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As well as this there seems to be a section of the bonnet that has a few scratches. They appear to have gone a yellowish colour. Hard to distinguish on the picture.
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I was wondering if anyone has some advice on how to remove these. The scratches aren't that deep but as you can see the stone chips go down to the metal (possible respray required).

Thanks in advance guys and gals!
 

LukeA3TDi

Registered User
I have taken my car to a professional (luckily a friend of my dads). It does look like that section of the bumper has been resprayed, very badly, for one reason or another.

He also had a guess that the other yellowish scratches have been caused by someone angle grinding near the car. Apparently the dust/sparks from this can cause these sorts of marks. Luckily a good clay should get this out. He is also providing me some "expensive" solution to help lubricate the clay.

Hopefully this thread proves helpful to someone.
 

Scottyg

Registered User
Don't worry about expensive lube for your clay bar. A high concentration of shampoo in water will do the same job and be a danm sight cheaper.
 

Scottyg

Registered User
I'd do the full car when you're at it. Won't do you any harm. Get a good coating for afterwards. Look at CquartzUK. Cheap and highly rated.
 
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