Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)

F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
The new chapter in the highly successful story of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) and wagon (F11)

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 11-13-2012, 08:42 AM
milepig milepig is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Chicago
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 431
Mein Auto: 535i
Damage to hood due to leaky pipe

I need advice. I park my 535 in my owned place in my condo garage. The garage ceiling is covered with drain pipes, one of which is right over the front of my car (you can see where this is going.)

I got home from a trip last week to find that the pipe had been dripping some substance onto the hood while I was gone.

There was chatter on the the building email list about plumbing problems, backed up drains in people's kichens, etc. and that "some water' had found it's way into the garage." Given the look of the mark on my car, my best guess is that what dripped on the car included drano.

Some of it splattered onto the windshield, and I was able to get it off with some window cleaner, but the stuff on the hood won't budge using normal mild cleaning substances. It "looks" like it's etched in, but when I rub my fingers over it you can tell it's raised making me think that the substance might actually be caked onto the hood rather than etched into it. Before I jump to conclusions I'm willing to try a couple more things in hope it will come off, and am looking for advice.

I'm attaching a picture of the spot, and fear I'm looking at a total hood repaint (on my 4 month old car.) From previous experience, I know the board will worm their way out of any responsibility, so this will likely wind up being my problem.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2012-11-13 08.32.26.jpg
Views:	231
Size:	100.3 KB
ID:	349388  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
 

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms