I recently had my hood replaced at a VW dealership under warranty but came across some unexpected things on my headlights and need to know if anyone has experience as to if the headlights could have or need to be removed when painting the fenders. They decided to paint the hood to match the car and blend the fenders in. I noticed about three to four half inch horizontal scratches on the outside part of the headlights at the edge where they meet the fender. They are on both headlights at the exact same area.
I was hoping some of you would have some experience in this area and if when removing or taping off the areas before painting, these scratches could have occurred during the process. I also noticed some fogging behind the plastic which I've never noticed before but I'm sure is unrelated. These are projection headlights on a 2006 VW GLI. Thanks in advance for the help!