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    Paint in Engine Bay

    Has any one else noticed that engine bay and underside of bonnet has only got primer or undercoat on it.

    Cheaping out a bit isnt it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    Has any one else noticed that engine bay and underside of bonnet has only got primer or undercoat on it.

    Cheaping out a bit isnt it
    You are correct, I've never taken much notice my tiguan is black so the grey doesn't stand out as much.
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    Car manufacturers having been doing that for at least 30 years that I know of. The first time I saw it was at least that long ago and most probably longer. Primer is porous so it must be a better primer than what goes under paint normally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozsko View Post
    Car manufacturers having been doing that for at least 30 years that I know of. The first time I saw it was at least that long ago and most probably longer. Primer is porous so it must be a better primer than what goes under paint normally.
    Reason I mentioned it is because my Polo and the Passat appear to be fully painted and not obviously lacking in that. In my Tig you can virtually "see through" the coating it has . Looks like a one coat spray can job and is a flat rough finish whereas both other cars have a gloss finish
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    My Mazda 3 is the same inside all the door jambs too. Very noticeable as it has the deep gloss cherry red exterior (and those bits donít).


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    Our '10 Multivan T5GP has the thinnest coat of paint and the underside of the bonnet is primer only with overspray from the top Clearly cost saving.

    At this stage of it's life the clear coat on the bumper is peeling and there are so many nicks, scratches and marks around the outside (parking a giant van in and around schools doesn't end well sadly) it could really do with a full respray, but it's just not worth it.


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