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2014 Audi A4 SE - Help, advice needed on roof repair.


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sheagallagher12
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Jun 11, 2020, 12:36 PM

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2014 Audi A4 SE - Help, advice needed on roof repair. Sign In

I took the notion to add a few accessories to my 2014 A4 SE, i wanted to mount a roof fin Aerial, I took it to a mechanic (who I thought he knew what he was doing.) as I bought the Aerial on eBay and had it sprayed I asked the mechanic could he drill a small hole and install it, first of he drilled the hole about 2 inches off where it should have been so therefore decided to cut a small rectangle under, the roof where the frame has some form of metal bar across without my permission, and the aerial just doesn't look that good and I would rather just get the roof back to the way it was if possible as the aerial seems to be replica of sorts.

Id like to avoid filler and see if I could find a method such as maybe welding a plate, sanding and spraying it, and just if anyone had advice on patching the small square rectangle above the rear the roof lining, I just want some advice as this was meant to be a straight forward job turn disaster.


(This post was edited by sheagallagher12 on Jun 11, 2020, 12:36 PM)


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Jun 11, 2020, 12:47 PM

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You can't put the Genie back in the bottle.

Sure, it could be repaired by spot welding a piece of sheet metal but completely hiding it may be difficult. Even the best body many may find it difficult to hide that repair in an open, flat area like that.
The heat from welding will warp and distort the sheet metal of the roof on top of the fact that the support brace would be in the way of making the repair.

He has also severely compromised the safety support in the roof. You might consider getting some prices on repairing it right and taking legal action against the first shop.



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sheagallagher12
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Jun 11, 2020, 1:14 PM

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Hi Mate, yeah id just want something to cover it a bit, even tho no one would ever see it its just the fact I know its there you know.


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Jun 11, 2020, 1:17 PM

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No one will see it?

You have compromised structural supports and a hole in your roof. That is serious.



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sheagallagher12
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Jun 11, 2020, 1:25 PM

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I understand, im going to speak to someone about getting it fixed tomorrow I just meant no one would see the small rectangle so as long as its fixed I don't care how it looks if its a bit rough, as for the hole I may have to use filler.

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Jun 11, 2020, 1:27 PM

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Small hole or large hole, the rain is going right into the car.



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sheagallagher12
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Jun 11, 2020, 1:30 PM

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the fin is sealed, there's a rubber piece at the bottom.


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Jun 11, 2020, 1:34 PM

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OK, so I don't know what you are here for now. I answered your question about repairing it so I guess we are finished.



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