[Biturbos4] Glass Trim Rust
brayd at rogers.com
Tue May 30 20:20:19 EDT 2006
Thanks, Wilson! Yes, the Corrosion warranty is 12 years, but that's only
against rust perforation of body panels - don't know how strong it will be
in this case. Based on your experience, it sounds like glass breakage on
removal is not as risky as some have represented. I'll definitely replace
the trim since it's that that's the source of the problem.
Still hoping to hear from others, especially any that have the same problem.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wilson Northrup [mailto:northrup at crazybug.com]
> Sent: May 29, 2006 11:59 AM
> To: David Bray
> Cc: BiturboS4
> Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Glass Trim Rust
> I belive the Audi's come with a 12 year warranty against
> rust. If it is
> not 12 years, ceratainly it goes beyond the standard 3 year
> warranty. You
> may be able to use this to your advantage.
> As for the windshield, the 6 times i've had them replaced
> (but never on an
> audi) they have not broken. Often trim is not reqiured, but
> in your case
> i'd get new trim. In my past windshield replacements, i've
> opted for new
> trim about half the time.
> '00 S4 BiTurbo
> '97 RX7 TwinTurbo
> On Mon, 29 May 2006, David Bray wrote:
> > Hi Folks!
> > Ever since its warranty expired, my '01 S4 (in-service Nov
> 2000) has been
> > showing some puckering around the upper corners of the
> windshield right at
> > the rubber-coated trim piece. (Needless to say, it hasn't
> responded well to
> > neglect and has been worsening as time goes on.)
> > I recently discovered that my rear window is also
> exhibiting the same
> > symptoms.
> > The advice I've been given is that a glass shop will have
> to remove the
> > glass to replace the trim piece, but I see a few issues with this:
> > 1. Anytime you remove the window glass, you chance having it break.
> > (Anyone know how likely this is to occur?)
> > 2. If the same trim is put back, unless there was a defect
> in the original
> > pieces, won't the problem simply recur down the road?
> > 3. Isn't it likely that the car body around and underneath
> the rusting trim
> > is also rusting, thus requiring some body work before the
> glass is replaced?
> > Has anyone else had this problem? If so, has anyone tried
> to get AoA to
> > cover some/all of the cost?
> > Any comments/advice is much appreciated!
> > TIA,
> > David
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