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When I bought my car back in september I failed to notice that the bottom corner of my door had some rust and also the front wing.





After fitting a new rad this weekend, it appears my car has been in an undeclared accident as certain small parts in the engine bay are broken and refitted.The drivers door and wing are not aligned properly! Also the bumper was fixed on with black phillips screws.

I am extremely particular about my car and cleaning it, so looking at this rust everytime I wash and wax it has been hard.

But I made the decision this week to book it in to the bodyshop to be repaired and once done they will be giving the car a machine polish!

I'm extremely excited about having pristine paint work again. I will post the result up when its been done....see what you guys think!
 

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Good luck dan hope it comes out like new, I would get the front wings checked by Vw as the mkv has a problem with the front wings rusting, I have a 55 plate R and Vw are replacing both front wings under warranty, all they do is check the paint depth!
 

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Yeah just went to my local dealer and told them about the rust coming through and they checked it straight away, it's a massive issue so all dealers know about it!
 

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Mine have also both been replaced and sprayed by VW for the same problem. Its known all over, so dont let them fob you off. Unless obviously its had paint before on the wings, then they wont touch them.
 

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Good luck dan hope it comes out like new, I would get the front wings checked by Vw as the mkv has a problem with the front wings rusting, I have a 55 plate R and Vw are replacing both front wings under warranty, all they do is check the paint depth!
did vw ask you to pay anything towards this mate. cost me £140 for the repair
 

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yikes, i hate undeclared accidents, you never know what is holding these cars together until you get underneath, all the best with it anyway
 

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did vw ask you to pay anything towards this mate. cost me £140 for the repair
They won't ask anything for the wings but blending isn't included, did you have anything else painted? They are asking me for a 50% contribution for my rear quarters
 

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did vw ask you to pay anything towards this mate. cost me £140 for the repair
Hi mate no I didn't pay anything towards it, had 2 new wings fitted and painted plus the sills painted. They seem to have done a good job I haven't had chance to polish my car yet and that's when u find any imperfections!
 

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suppose some steeler are better than others, not happy having to pay anything tbh, a warranty is a warranty is a waranty. shouldnt state it if they are not going to honour it!!!! aarrrrggghhh
 

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I'd forgotten about this thread....bodyshop I had booked in to pulled out of doing the work. Says he isn't confident doing the work. I appreciate his honesty but extremely annoyed that he quoted me and let me drop the car off before telling me.

She's now booked in with a reputable Bodyshop...but not until I got to vegas on 1st July.
 
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