Took the car to a Mazda Dealership before the coronavirus emergency.
Photographs were taken of the corrosion on underside of the bonnet at the hinges and forwarded to a facility in the porovince that deals with these things for Mazda and the dealership.
Dealership rang me several days later to ask if the bonnet had ever been removed.
I told them I thought it might have since 18 months before I had minor dent repair and paint respray (storm Ali) done on the bonnet. I had photographs of the damage and e-mailed them to the dealership.
The repair was done by a registered British Standard repairer who has approval with with all the major insurers for accident repairs.
The owner (family friend) reminded me that the bonnet respray also included blending into the front wings (Ceramic metallic) and the job was perfect. Because of that he said that the bonnet was not removed although he has no photographs taken at the repair to show that. In any case he , and I, thought that even so removal of the bonnet should not make any difference.
Situation now is that shortly after the Coronavirus Government advice shut a lot of things and I haven’t heard from the dealership or Mazda since.
These are difficult times, due to our age and a vunerable medical condition we have been shielding for around a month now. I can only wish Mazda people and all out there are keeping safe and that is the main thing at the minute.
Bearing that in mind any suggestions of what I be considering now , if anything?