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Offline kradcliffe

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Re: Problems!
« Reply #90 on: March 27, 2009, 09:11:45 pm »
Yeah, me too - I had sort of come to that conclusion anyway so it's good there's someone out there thinking like me .... I am a technology geek too!

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    Offline LMP72K

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    Re: Problems!
    « Reply #91 on: March 28, 2009, 12:56:56 pm »
    Geeks, gadgets and fast cars!  ;D ;D ;D

    Love it!  :thumb:
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    Re: Problems!
    « Reply #92 on: April 05, 2009, 08:08:38 am »
    Our LE has two problems! 1) Lovely swirl marks in the paint work ( supplied free by our dealer probably letting the YTS trainee do the valet with wire wool!!) and 2) a 1 inch scratch in the red leather seat base. It's not very deep so does anybody know how we can hide it?
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    Re: Problems!
    « Reply #93 on: April 07, 2009, 04:01:03 pm »
     when washing my LE 500  noticed some tiny specs rust ??? on the boot. i have noticed that the boot gets a lot more dirty than the rest of the car. wondering whether  stones have caused this.  i did have supaguard applied to the car before delivery. should this not protect the paint?has anyone noticed this? will be keeping a close on this.
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    Offline LMP72K

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    Re: Problems!
    « Reply #94 on: April 07, 2009, 04:06:46 pm »
    Rust?  I thought the body was galvenised?  I know that my GP has quite a few stone chips, and even when they've gone through to the base metal, they haven't rusted...
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    « Reply #95 on: April 07, 2009, 04:11:44 pm »
    I agree my boot does seem to collect and show dirt like some crazed art collector (I have no idea where that analogy came from or where it was going) but no idea where you would be getting rust specks from. I gave my car a thorugh wash and wax on Friday and already the boot has black marks from washing the rear window all over it.

    The oh so wonderful supaguard should keep the contaminent off the actual paintwork depending of course what it is. You hear horror storys of sparks from angle grinders burning right through paint etc.

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    Re: Problems!
    « Reply #96 on: April 07, 2009, 04:14:09 pm »
    Rust?  I thought the body was galvenised?  I know that my GP has quite a few stone chips, and even when they've gone through to the base metal, they haven't rusted...
    i thought that the body was galvanised to. they really are tiny so i doubt whether they would show up if i took some pics and posted them. not sure what they are but will watch them closely.
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    « Reply #97 on: April 07, 2009, 04:20:19 pm »
    Is it a surface contaminent or coming up through the paint? If it's surface its possible its stuff from the transporting and might just need a good wash and claying to remove (I've seen this mentioned a few times on various forums)

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    Re: Problems!
    « Reply #98 on: April 07, 2009, 04:21:26 pm »
    Quick question to the house - how much does supaguard cost?

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    Re: Problems!
    « Reply #99 on: April 07, 2009, 04:25:47 pm »
    Quick question to the house - how much does supaguard cost?
    varies but i paid about £250 including vat
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    Re: Problems!
    « Reply #100 on: April 07, 2009, 04:30:13 pm »
    Is it a surface contaminent or coming up through the paint? If it's surface its possible its stuff from the transporting and might just need a good wash and claying to remove (I've seen this mentioned a few times on various forums)
    thanks for the advice. will try that and see how it goes. apart from that everything works and the car is brilliant!!!
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    « Reply #101 on: April 07, 2009, 04:38:27 pm »
    Only problem is if the contaminent is embeded below the supaguard layer, might be a pain to get rid of. See what happens when you wash it, if its just wind blown gunk that should come off straight away. Once you've washed it and its still there, you should hopefully be able to see if there is a layer over it or not.

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    Re: Problems!
    « Reply #102 on: April 07, 2009, 05:21:49 pm »
    Thanks - will the dealer apply the supaguard when my car arrives?

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    Re: Problems!
    « Reply #103 on: April 07, 2009, 06:06:29 pm »
    I've skipped the dealer supplied paint treatment on mine and I'm having a local detailing guy apply Permagard to my A500 (as he did for my GP).  He clays and cleans the car before applying the treatment to ensure that all the contaminants (that are bound to be on the paint) are removed.  The last thing you want is the treatment sealing in the nasties  :'(  He charges £130+VAT for the exterior if the car has done under 1,500 miles which I think is pretty good value.


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    Re: Problems!
    « Reply #104 on: April 07, 2009, 06:19:38 pm »
    I have those little brown/black specs too on my boot, they're not rust, they're tar! I was concerned but i'm 95% certain that they're just tiny tar spots. I'll put some tar remover on them next time i wash the car and see what happens.

     

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