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Offline Alip1977

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Mk8 Paint Warranty Claim
« on: 25 April 2022, 16:49 »
Afternoon all

I have a couple of blemishes on my Moonstone Grey Mk8 Golf. Went back to the dealer who put in a warranty claim which VW agreed. There are 2 small marks on the driver and passenger door. Its due to go into a VW approved body shop on Friday but I'm now concerned about the prospect of having 2 re-sprayed doors when the car is only 3 months old! Considering saying leave it but its likely they wouldn't do anything if it gets worse over time.
What's your thoughts guys?
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Offline SRGTD

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Re: Mk8 Paint Warranty Claim
« Reply #1 on: 25 April 2022, 18:57 »
I had a similar situation with my last car - a paintwork blemish on the nearside sill that looked like dirt under the paintwork. The dealership said they’d get it repainted, but I wasn’t keen to have part of my brand new car resprayed. The car was metallic blue so the whole sill would need repainting and blending into the rear wheel arch, with the risk of paint shade or paint finish differences between the original factory paint and new paint.

I decided to leave it as it was. For the first few weeks, I couldn’t ‘un-see’ the blemish - it was the first thing I looked for whenever I walked up to the nearside of the car. However, after a while I forgot about it, and didn’t even really notice it, even when washing the car.

Of the five VW’s I’ve owned, four have had either uneven panel gaps or a paintwork imperfection. Some I’ve had rectified but others I’ve lived with. So much for VW build quality - my current VW may well be my last……….. :whistle:

If I was in your situation, whether or not I had the blemishes rectified would depend on how large they are and whereabouts on the doors they are. I’d also be asking the dealer what the risk would be of paintwork colour / shade mismatch - Moonstone is non metallic so it ought to be relatively easy to get a good colour match, although the quality of workmanship is ultimately down to the individual body shop employee doing the work.
2020 Polo GTI Plus; Pure White, DSG (because they all are)
Gone but not forgotten;
2016 Polo GTI; Blue Silk
2011 mk6 Golf GTD; Carbon Grey
2007 mk5 Golf GT (2.0 170bhp TDI version); Deep Black Pearl
2002  mk4 Golf GTI (the 150 bhp diesel version); Deep Black Pearl