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Right, just been to the stealers as noticed the rear boot handle paintwork is staring to bubble. The nice young chap had a look and filled a form out to send to the body shop, who will make a decision on whether it is covered by the paintwork warranty, which i believe is for 7 yrs, my golf is nearly 4yrs old.

He told me several times he has seen it on polo's but never on a golf before?? Abyone else had this problem on a MKIV?

I'll post the 'BodyShops' responce once I get the call.

Paul......
 

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good luck mate, its a bit of a common prob on the golf! mine does it slightly! Warranty is 12 years cos its galvenised, but dealers have refused the work because its some reaction with the metal or something! I've not tried, but other people on here have!
 

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I have also tried having this done under warrenty......

No luck because they say the paint is on "the edge" therefore it is not covered at all, only under the 3year warrenty (which of course mine does not apply to).

Mine is getting pretty bad, I believe it is caused by a leaking wiper motor, then the water gets in and starts to rust the boot handle.. Most annoying because I fixed the problem on mine.

The guy at the body shop said if I were to do it on my on behalf to buy a new boot handle (cheap part I hear) and spray it yourself, I am tempted to do this but part of the rust is around the boot handle and it will be tricky to do!

Let me know how you get on with it!

I am having a anni spoiler sprayed sometime soon, so I may give it a go then...

This sort of thing does annoy me when your thinking about buying a 20k new GTI from them in the near future..... Dont annoy customers!!!
 

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Thanks guys, doesn't look too promising, bearing these posts in mind will argue my case anyway! Did notice while at the stealers the new golf don't have a boot handle, wonder why!? I did point this out to the fella, who as you might guess just smirked & ignored me!!
 

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Thats interesting!! never saw that!

This type of thing does annoy the hell out of me, they should be more transparent and stop feeding the bullsh*t!

Let me know if you do decide to repair it yourself.

Could you take some pics to show what it looks like for me?
 

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pics coming tomorrow (need some batteries for the camera!) should be fun, not posted any pics before. ... should clean her really...
 

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I re-sprayed the handle on my old silver golf, it didn't take too long and lasted fine. It appears to notice more on silver cars for some reason. The first thing I did on my current mk4 was to sort out the rear washer pipe, and fully grease around the inside edge of the handle.
 

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my 98 golf corroded on the tailgate handle,in fact i think i still have it if its any good to you but will need painting.pm me if its any use.where in doncaster are you?
 

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Pat, you dont have any pictures how how you re-sprayed it do you?

Also did you have to spray the boot slightly too? Mine right at he bottom is starting to look bad [:(]

I have no idea how I am going to take out the boot handle either, is it easy enough?
 

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sorry mate I did it almost 3 yrs ago (on a 3 and a bit year old car at the time) when I didn't have a digicam. Its not too much hassle to take out the handle from what I can remember, getting the lock barrel out was a bit of a nightmare for me however, I had to 'punch' it from the outside. The handle panel is held on by bolts I think. Its a good idea to get a new water seal for the handle, as if you've had the washer fluid on the one that's there, it'll likely be perished by now. Sorry I'm not too clear but it was quite some time ago.

I tried to get VW to sort it under their 'warranty' but had no luck really :eek:/
 

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[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v111/prushby/handle.jpg][/url]

First time tried the photo's on here, hope it works! Not cleaned it yet so far too ashamed to show rest of car, looks quite sombre compared to some of the membres rides!, will post some more once cleaned... Standard + Fox Evo 3's 17"
 

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Looks bl**dy great!

Like the wheels has to be said.

I would get some VW center caps for them, would look totally OEM then. Nice
 

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Cheers mate, got the wheels after the wife kerbed the 15"'s that were on when i got it, do agree tho, need to change the centre caps, sent an email off to DashDynamics over a week ago but as yet have had no reply, don't suppose you know anyone else that does em? they need to be stick on? The wheels are Fox evo 3, 215 45 17. They look great when clean, nice & shiny ! Still no call from the stealers.
 

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You may find that the stealers version will fit... Take one out and take it there and see if they have a match! they may well do. My Montreal II size looks similar size!
 
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