Rusty

I’ve been having some rust problems on the car lately.
Today I tried to fix it by stripping off the paint and then repainting.
During the stripping process I noticed that some parts of the metal were actually divoted.
I figured that I would just need some body filler to fill in the little divots.
Then I pushed on them.
They went through.
That’s perferation, and I’m certain that’s covered in the warrenty.
In fact, I think it has to be perferated to get the warrenty to work.

Now, the big question is, since I tried to work on it myself, does that void the warrenty?

I’ll find out Monday when the 1800 line is working.

Edit:
I’ve found a place online that will sell a replacement body panel for $99 US, and only about $20 in shipping.
So that’s the backup plan.
And I can even replace the hood if I want, but it’s not in need or any real work at the moment.

6 Comments

  1. packetfire
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    Don’t tell them you’ve worked on it!! Just say, “Umm.. Look at how the paint fell off… Uh.. Almost as if nature were using an angle grinder…”

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  2. sidekickca
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    I called them, and the way the warrenty works is that the rust has to start from inside and perferate out.
    So, and this is no surprise, I have to take it to a dealer and get them to inspect it to see if I’m covered by the warrenty.

    Anyone want to lay bets on their answer?

    I should look into how much Macco will charge to paint a quarter panel.

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  3. packetfire
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    Maybe you should just wear your “C*ck: I love it!!” t-shirt for this one. 😉

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  4. sidekickca
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    Good thing Costco has a special on lube.

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  5. scottdkp
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    D’oh! Damn that rust. I personally think VW should cover that.. the fact that you were ABOUT to do work yourself doesn’t negate the fact that rust was certainly there… buuut I have a feeling it will because dealerships are jerks.

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  6. sidekickca
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    Here’s the catch though:
    The car has to rust from the inside out.
    By the looks of the divot/perferation, it rusted from the outside in.

    Which means:
    1. I let it go until after the winter and just replace the whole quarter panel
    2. I replace the whole quarter panel before the winter.

    Either way, I’m out bucks.

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