|Quote, originally posted by viscount »|
|...are there 14 total coats of paint, 7 black/7 clear (for the black of course...) or just 3 installed at the factory? |
I don't know how many coats of paint and/or clearcoat are applied when the carosserie is painted in Zwickau. I do have the repair instructions (I have attached the file below) - they call for two coats of clearcoat when repairs are made. That could be very different than how the Zwickau plant applies the surface finish.
Concerning wipers - I know for sure what is causing your paint scratch problems. If you are purchasing fuel at a full serve station - the kind where the nice attendant washes the windshield for you - the attendant is lifting the wipers to get those last drops of water at the bottom. That's what is scratching the trailing edge of the hood- the wiper arms are rubbing against the trailing edge of the hood when the gas station attendant lifts them to get the squeegee underneath them. The wipers should not be lifted unless they are put in the special "change blade" position, using the Front Information Display and Control Panel.
On the Phaeton, the wipers sit well below the clear area of the glass, and well out of the airflow. So, it is not necessary (and for sure, not desirable) to lift them and squeegee under them. Any water that remains at the bottom, near the wipers, will not blow up on the windshield once you start to drive the car.
Here's the Klavierlack clearcoat repair instructions: