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    Question Paint surface on rear of car feels a bit like sandpaper - help.

    Hi,

    i own a mk5 astra 1.7 cdti '05. I bought this car recently and have noticed that the rear of the car, near the vauxhall badge and the shiny chrome strip with 'Astra' written on it, feels a bit rough. I first noticed this when I took the car for a wash, and when it was finished, small threads of the cloth they used to dry the car was stuck over the surface of the rear. I gave it a feel and Then noticed the rough surface. When I had a closer look, you can see tiny speckled of rust. This is over the paint, the badge and the chrome strip. I have also noticed speckles of something over the rear glass panel, all apart from the area where the wiper wipes.

    The weird thing is that giving it a bit of a rub helps to clear this. Does anyone know what this is and how |I can clear this back to a smooth shiny surface?

    Thanks

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    Clay is the answer. The guides in this section should explain all.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sten View Post
    Clay is the answer. The guides in this section should explain all.
    ^He speaks the truth!!
    Gaz

    No longer owns an Astra


    Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring

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