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Post by swoakes » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:04 pm

Just returned from Brighton to see the eldest.......

Parked the Audi on the street and inevitably it got seagull dropping on it :twisted:

The largest area on the roof was removed with Auto Glym dropping wipes BUT the paint appears to be damaged :evil:

Now the car has a life shine guarantee and I have contacted the dealer but wondering if anyone has successfully removed what I believe to be acid etching of the paint themselves. I have tried super resin polish and a G3 light restorer and it won't touch it :roll:

The car is black metallic paint


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Post by swoakes » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:08 pm

just found this :shock:

That mark looks just like the one I have



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Post by Oxymoron » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:48 pm

The droppings etch into the lacquer coating and it tends to look worse on a black car!

A very fine wet and dry paper may be needed followed by scratch remover and polish!


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Post by swoakes » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:01 pm

Oxymoron wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:48 pm
The droppings etch into the lacquer coating and it tends to look worse on a black car!

A very fine wet and dry paper may be needed followed by scratch remover and polish!
Just spoken to Audi.....it's going into their body/ valeting shop in the near future so fingers crossed?

I'd love to try the heat gun method though :)


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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:36 pm

swoakes wrote:
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I'd love to try the heat gun method though :)
The heat gun might be more effective for repelling the seagulls! :wink: :evil:


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Post by ScimmyMike » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:26 pm

swoakes wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:01 pm
I'd love to try the heat gun method though :)
You really scare me at times Steve :lol:
Had the same with my black SAAB 9-3, previous owner must have left it too long and it etched the laquer, my cure was the wet sand method, that was scary too :shock:


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Post by swoakes » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:35 pm

So you don't think the heat gun will work. Loads of vids online :wink:


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Post by dt4 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:13 pm

I have an old bonnet from a saab 9-3 with similar marking, Ill give it a go



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Post by swoakes » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:30 pm

dt4 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:13 pm
I have an old bonnet from a saab 9-3 with similar marking, Ill give it a go
Let us know how it goes


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