Speaking of the bumper attachment... (type 44)
t44tq at mindspring.com
Thu Nov 8 10:44:24 EST 2001
IIRC, the european cars don't have the chrome trim strips, thus have no
I think the chrome strips are there to cover the gap between the bumper and
the body w/ the big 5mph bumpers.
From: quattro-admin at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-admin at audifans.com]On
Behalf Of rob hod
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 8:35 AM
To: quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: Speaking of the bumper attachment... (type 44)
Now you've got me worried!. I don't seem to have any such arrangement on
my UK spec type 44 Avant. Could anyone confirm that you guys are talking
about a US market specific bumper arrangement?
----- Original Message ----- >
> Message: 12
> From: "Fred Munro" <munrof at sympatico.ca>
> To: "TM" <t44tq at mindspring.com>, "Kneale Brownson"
<knotnook at traverse.com>,
> "Grant Bessom" <GBessom at Intersections.com>, <quattro at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: Speaking of the bumper attachment... (type 44)
> Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 19:54:08 -0500
> Hi Taka;
> After many failed experiments on my '86 5ktq and my '91 200q, I finally
> managed to solve the rear bumper chrome strip problem on the 200q.
> The problem is caused by the chromed plastic spacers moulded into the trim
> strip - these sit on the body to space the strip down from the body
> The spacers eventually wear through the paint at the mounting studs/screws
> and the rest is corrosion history. My final and lasting fix went like
> 1. Sandblast the rusted spots to bare metal and feather the paint around
> 2. Treat the bare metal with Dupont Metalprep (or similar solution - I use
> Dupont stuff).
> 3. Prime with Corlar epoxy primer.
> 4. Prime with Dupont 1044R two-part polyurethane primer.
> 5. Paint with body colour.
> Now you've got things back to the way the car left the factory. Putting it
> together at this point will lead to the same problem a year or so down the
> road. Press on with the fix:
> 6. Cut washers out of body coloured plastic sized to fit over the spacers
> moulded in the trim strip - one washer for each spacer. In my case, the
> plastic in an antifreeze container was a perfect match for the Titanium
> 200q - even had a bit of metalflake in it. Drill holes for the mounting
> studs/screws in the appropriate spots.
> 7. Stick the plastic washers to the newly repaired body metal with 3M
> dumdum, butyl tape, or some such goop.
> 8. Put it all together.
> The plastic washers keep the trim strip spacers off the paint. The dumdum
> keeps water from getting between the plastic washer and the paint. No
> abrasion, no rust!
> Another earth-shattering Audi dilemma solved!
> Fred Munro
> '94 S4
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "TM" <t44tq at mindspring.com>
> To: "Kneale Brownson" <knotnook at traverse.com>; "Grant Bessom"
> <GBessom at Intersections.com>; <quattro at audifans.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 4:49 PM
> Subject: Speaking of the bumper attachment... (type 44)
> > About that spot- how does one fix the rusting problem around the
> > rear chrome strip?
> > Taka
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: quattro-admin at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-admin at audifans.com]On
> > Behalf Of Kneale Brownson
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 2:26 PM
> > To: Grant Bessom; 'quattro at audifans.com'
> > Subject: Re: Rust-free old Audis
> > --
> > At 11:54 AM 11/07/2001 -0500, Grant Bessom wrote:
> > >This reminds me of one reason why I decided not to buy a 92 S4. One
> > reason,
> > >surface rust on the lower faces of all doors. Anyone smell an improper
> > >repaint? My 1986 5ktqcs (w/ 250+k miles), that has lived on the
> > >east coat its entire life, is rust free.
> > Even where the chrome strip above the rear bumper cover is attached via
> > holes through the sheetmetal? I thought EVERY type $$ rusted around
> > fastener openings.
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