fragile paint on the newer cars?

Huw Powell audi at
Tue Aug 26 23:04:21 PDT 2008

Brett Dikeman wrote:
> On Aug 26, 2008, at 11:53 AM, Andrew Duane wrote:
>> Are the chips along the nose of the hood?
> Nope- the A6's leading edge is pretty flat, with no forward-facing lip  
> like the older cars.  The chips and scrapes are along the sides, even  
> in places you'd never expect (ie not door-ding territory), like on the  
> front fender, right over the wheel.
> Sounds like the whale-saving, water-based paints are suspect, from the  
> various responses...ugh!  Not what you expect from a car in this price  
> range.  It truly is ridiculous.  Remember the days when GM/Ford  
> couldn't get paint right?  Looks like the tables have turned...

I do remember the Chevy blue that peeled off, leaving only undercoat. 
People took their rebate and didn't bother to get the repaint...

Huw Powell

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