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    Boot Construction

    Hi All,

    I have a 2002 A3 and someone has put a deep scrape in the boot. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] It’s actually dented as well as scratched in the area just to the right of the number plate. Does anyone know if that area is double skinned, i.e. would I be able to get behind and push out the dent?

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    Re: Boot Construction

    I posted a pic after taking boot trim off. It might help.
    http://www.audi-sport.net/attach/121...rippedBoot.JPG
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    Re: Boot Construction

    Sorry can't help on the question, but what colour is that? Merlin Purple? Looks nice.

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    Re: Boot Construction

    Thats a great picture, and I think I can see the area which I need to press out.

    Is your car the facelifted one, as I think the boot skin design is slightly different pre face lift?

    It looks like it should be quite easy to gain access anyway.

    Thankyou.

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    Re: Boot Construction

    Well, his Sig says '99 T Sport, which would make it a Pre-Facelift and his Profile says the color is Berry [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Boot Construction

    [ QUOTE ]
    Well, his Sig says '99 T Sport, which would make it a Pre-Facelift and his Profile says the color is Berry [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Fair enough clever clogs LOL

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    Re: Boot Construction

    After I typed that I thought it "Could" be taken in the wrong context (i.e. "*****y")

    Glad you got it as intended [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Re: Boot Construction

    Yeah, "Berry", I think it was a 900-pound paint option for whoever bought the car originally. We like it, had a few people ask me what it is, etc. I think Merlin Purple is a lot darker. Have only ever seen about 3 other cars this colour. Note of course that the inside of the boot is one of the cleanest examples as it's been under the trim for 6 years.

    Yeah, pre-facelift.

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    Re: Boot Construction

    [ QUOTE ]
    Yeah, "Berry", I think it was a 900-pound paint option for whoever bought the car originally. We like it, had a few people ask me what it is, etc. I think Merlin Purple is a lot darker. Have only ever seen about 3 other cars this colour. Note of course that the inside of the boot is one of the cleanest examples as it's been under the trim for 6 years.

    Yeah, pre-facelift.

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    Got any more pics of your car?

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    I think thats the same colour as my A3, wondered what it was called, says red on the owners document! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Boot Construction

    PM me your pics guys if you could. I am liking what I see.

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    Re: Boot Construction

    Looks to me like thats rose red/merlot red - pearlescent paint, code = Z3Q, sales code = P8
    only available on A3 from MY02 onwards ie, 51 plate-ish onwards,

    Perhaps bk1 you could check your vehicle data sticker to confirm code

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    Re: Boot Construction

    Is the paint code on the sticker in the boot? If so then I will go have a look to put enquiring minds at rest...

    Ok, I just looked: it's LZ4W

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    Re: Boot Construction

    bk1

    interesting...the plot thickens. So forget my previous suggestion...your code is not on my list that i have available or jojos list on the S3 colours thread! Is yours a MY03 car or MY02...you can tell this by looking at the model code on the vehicle data sticker in your boot...if it's MY02
    look at your VIN and it should be wauzzz8Lz2?XXXXXX ....the key thing being the 2 for MY02 or 3 if MY03 (last year A3 8Ls were made). If it is a 2 then it's an exclusive colour...so call it whatever you want..berry sounds good!

    I'm beginning to think yours was an audi exclusive paint code...and not one of the "standard" 15 A3/S3 colours or the addtional 5 exclusive S3 colours used udring MY02......i like it btw

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    Re: Boot Construction

    Lets see some more pics of the car.

    Way way off topic now!

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    Re: Boot Construction

    We were told "berry" at the time we bought it.
    And I'm not going out to look again - it's too cold! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
    I have definitely seen a few other cars this colour, so it's not a one-off.

    I don't have pics to hand but will aim to take some and post soon.

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    Re: Boot Construction

    Ok forget my going on about MY02 / 03 just realised yours is a 99 anyway....still not listed though on any paint code list for MY98 or MY99! Merlin wasn't introduced until 1/9/00 MY01.

    Yours will be an X or Y in the VIN instead of a 2/3 as i was talking about!

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    Re: Boot Construction

    Ok, took this this morning: despite washing it on Sat, it's picked up loads of salt so not looking at it's best.
    Colour not shown all that well but you get the idea. It's a lighter and slightly more "pink" shade than the darker red ("merlot"?) that you usually see.
    http://www.audi-sport.net/gallery/sh...=1&cat=500

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    Re: Boot Construction

    Damn salty roads!. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif[/img]

    Anyways, cracking colour! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

 

 

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