[A4] scratch

Nathan Widmyer lighthousej at gmail.com
Sun May 14 20:13:07 EDT 2006

This may be obvious to everyone but I suggest testing the colors' match
before applying if you touch-up.

After I bought my 90, I looked at a long scratch along the entire length of
the rear spoiler.  The previous owner took mismatched green tinted fixup
paint and it looks just as bad or worse.  At least the paint fully covers
the scratch to avoid corrosion but just as a word of advice to make sure you
apply the paint to a test area, let dry fully then compare because paints
dry at different tints than when they are wet.

I knew the 90 had a long scratch on it before I bought it but I'm not
terribly concerned with the paint of the car, just the performance and

On 5/13/06, sdewitt at stx.rr.com <sdewitt at stx.rr.com> wrote:
> Depends on how deep the scratch is. If it hasn't reached the base coat
> (the color part) then you can probably just buff it out. If it has
> reached the color coat or primer the panel will have to be resprayed,
> or you can try and use some touch up paint to fill in the scratch. If
> the scratch has gone through the primer, then it needs to be sprayed
> ASAP, as corrosion can set in.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rocky Mullin <caliban at sharon.net>
> Date: Saturday, May 13, 2006 11:50 am
> Subject: [A4] scratch
> To: a4 at audifans.com
> >
> >       what's the best way to deal with scratches in paint?  like a
> > a key scratch.  not really minor but not major.  i'll probably
> > have to
> > have that part resprayed before turning the car in, but that's 18
> > monthsaway.  should i do something to protect the finish now?
> >
> >       just touch up paint from the dealer?  how can/should i prep the
> > surface and the scratch in the process?
> >
> >       i don't really care about the car, since it's a lease.  i do
> care
> > about charges, though.
> >
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