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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    Technically speaking the typical damage in this area is only covered by the three year paint warranty, the corrosion warranty only covers perforation rusting from the inside out and this is more inside, then under and up the other side. Why some plonker specified an absorbent foam for this task is anyone’s guess, total stupidity probably caused by a penny pinching accountant and a young engineer who did not understand rust, only NVH.
    Outside influence by a rubbish design hey. Stopped the vibrations a treat but friction, grit and salt with water as the sponge pushes the plastic sharp inner wing against a lightly protected inner side of wing is never going to work.

    On my second Mk5 Golf before it started I whipped the sponges out, treated them with primer and pained in inner wing with some Epoxy Mastic. Far better than what VW did on my first Golf. Then adjust inner wing so it doesn't rub.

    As for inside that often means from under the paint outwards, not inside of the wing to outside either through or down and around.
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    Please be aware that a body shop repair carried out by a VW dealer is only guaranteed for 3 years paint & workmanship) and parts are only guaranteed for 2 years. I have just had a damaged front wing replaced by a VW body shop through a VW dealer . I was surprised by this as I thought I would get a VW gurantee and not a dealership gurantee.
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    Well, this is an update to my original posting and my thanks to Kevster140, VWcabriolet1971 and Crasher for getting back. Not surprisingly after email conversations with the paintshop it has now all gone quiet after they blamed the VW Customer Service team for being the ones stopping them doing the work and vice-versa. I am now left with either pursuing the cost of replacing the wings OR using that money as a deposit on a replacement second hand car which has been in the back of my mind anyway. The sad fact is that after this experience I am more likely to go back to Vauxhalls although generally speaking the VW has always seemed a better build with the reassuring 'clunk' rather than 'clank' sound as humorously portrayed in the old adverts. I have a feeling that any pursuit of the warranty given that the car is 10 years old is just going to be delayed and will be just too much hassle.

    The other option is to buy a couple of wings and remove/fit the new ones myself and then invest in a paint job.
    Anyone got any good sites for parts and how-to videos?

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    This months Car Mechanics magazine covers the job https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/car...kaAoTVEALw_wcB
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    My daughter had 2 front bubbling wings replaced about a year ago with no problems. It seems a little crazy to me that a wing replacement due to rust can reduce the VW body guarantee from 12 years to 2 years !
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    I would take them to the small claims court (easy to do - google "small claims court" . I'm fairly sure that they will cave in eventually. good luck. Our local well respected bodyshop (non-VW) gives a better guarantee than all the VW dealers. When my VW body guarantee runs out I will revert to tis bodyshop.
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