...and Dex stay the fuck out of my thread. Have an 03 TDI which started flaking paint on the front fender. Vehicle has 250,000 kms. Pissed at first but then kind of glad at the excuse to freshen the front end up I resigned to have a buddy paint the front. I do a bit of reading and as it turns out the diesel MKIV cars had a foam pad placed between the inner and outer fender for whatever reason. The bottom of this pad rubs against the paint and over time causes it to break away. VW is aware of this and I went into a dealer today to see them about it and they ordered two new (one one fender is doing it) front fenders to be painted and ready for me next week to have installed on the car. No cost. Thats pizimp.