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Re: Does Audi paint die?
I think mine may top the all time nasties in the paint dept. The _ENTIRE_
hood is cracked into millions of paint shards, these shards are starting to
peel in the RF of the hood exposing the bare metal. The rest of the car is
scuffed by tohe PO's attempts to buff out the rest of the car and apparently
had some grit (sand) on the pad. The bumpers are completely oxidized and
carry many minor battle scars.... jeez at least I got the mechanics all
BTW this car WILL be getting a fresh coat in the near future, budget
'87 5kcstq (embarased to show itself, eager to leave the rest on the highway
----- Original Message -----
Cc: <Audi_80@email.msn.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: Does Audi paint die?
> I believe I have the absolute worst Audi paint around. 87.5 5KS. Silver.
> My car has "freckles". Hood, roof, and trunk. Finally looking at a
> paint job in the next three to four months. No more embarassment for me
> at Q-club meetings!!!
> 1987 5000S 193.8k (needs makeover)
> 1988 5000S (still immobilized)
> On Mon, 27 Sep 1999 20:21:39 -0400 "Fred Munro" <email@example.com> writes:
> > Audi had some clearcoat problems around '86 - '87. The clearcoat
> >appeared heavily scratched but was actually cracking down to the
> >This happened to my Zermatt Silver '86 5ktq. The degradation
> >until I could scrape the clearcoat off with my fingernails.
> >the car was totalled before I had to repaint it. The horizontal
> >failed first and fastest, but the vertical surfaces were starting to
> >go at
> >the end. I have heard of other Audis of the same vintage with this
> >and have also seen it on a '87 Oldsmobile.
> >Fred Munro
> >'91 200q 281k km (original paint in great shape)
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Alexander van Gerbig <Audi_80@email.msn.com>
> >To: Quattro List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Sent: Monday, September 27, 1999 4:18 PM
> >Subject: Does Audi paint die?
> >> After almost 12 years the paint is looking not happy, shiny, but
> >> scratched on the 80. I have figured out what all the scratching was
> >> original owner had a tree over the car in the lot he parked at. He
> >used a
> >> brush to wipe off pollen and plant matter everday that the car
> >needed it.
> >> had forgotten that when I got the car the bursh was in the trunk,
> >not a
> >> kind brush. When I got the car he had abviously had it washed and
> >> professionally.
> >> They are everywhere, even the roof is lined with straight
> >> going back and forth. After all the times I washed and waxed it has
> >> some 2 years for them to be really visible. These scracthes aren't
> >> washing becasue they aren't in swirl patterns, nor my waxing. I
> >> of any other reason there would be straight scratches all over the
> >top of
> >> the car, the trunk is destroyed, that I always knew. The hood and
> >> do not have scratches, because the car had an accident 6 years ago
> >and the
> >> front end was replaced. What else could be an explanation for
> >> like this all over the car? The scratches kind of look like
> >> though, does Audi paint do this?
> >> Local autobody man said $4500 for full paint! EEK!
> >> Thanks!
> >> Alexander van Gerbig
> >> '88 Audi 80 -- Koni Yellows, G&M Springs
> >> HVR Technologies Sport Hydro Cam, K&N Filter
> >> Borbet Type T, Dunlop SP9000 Sport
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