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    New S3 8P3 White or Black

    Thinking of selling my 8P2 and upgrading to an 8P3 with all the toys!
    The hard part white or black!? Current S3 is dolphin grey.

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    I like the white. why dont you add a poll to your post? x
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    Hi Sandra!
    Thanks, how do you do a poll

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    I was unsure about going white when I got mine, it's actually really easy to keep clean.

    Swirls are way harder to see if you ever get any and dust isn't easily seen.

    Black is gorgeous when it's clean, but the dust soon sits down on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul280000 View Post
    Hi Sandra!
    Thanks, how do you do a poll
    See that you figured it out. i have placed my vote. x
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    New S3 8P3 White or Black

    Mine is Brilliant Black. As mjr says, black looks stunning, but it will give you headaches keeping it looking that way! I almost went Glacier or Ibis White - glad I made my choice but both look lovely! Good luck matey.

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    IBIS White: I would never have picked it initially but now I love it.
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    unless you like cleaning. It has to be white.

    I have both a Panther Black and an Ibis White.

    The black is a PITA !!!! I hate cleaning cars

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    I have a Phantom Black SB and it looks awesome when it is clean, and is easy to keep that way with some wax, just keep on top of it - but mine get's cleaned pretty much every weekend. I am a geek for it though, love cleaning my car.

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    Ibis white and panther black and dolphin grey are all hot colours ,i have black so blacks got my vote again..
    Scotty do you wax by hand or use a das 6?

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    Ibis white ftw

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    my ibis...



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    By hand, I use Turtle Wax Synthetic Paste Polish:
    Turtlewax Turtle Wax Ice Car Synthetic Paste Polish Includes Microfibre Towel & Applicator Pad: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike

    I'm not sure why it's called "Polish" When it's a wax...
    Anyways, really easy to apply and lasts about 5 weeks beading like new.
    The tub of wax will pretty much out live me at this rate. I've been using it for about a year, barely scratched the surface of the pot.
    In case you were interested
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    This is prior to me upgrading the rear lights but:

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    just realised i've fiddled with those images...


    heres some unfiddled ones





    Last edited by mjr901; 26th August 2012 at 22:01.
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    As the others have said, both look good and black will need ten times more cleaning but look better when it is clean ( yes, mine is Phantom black ).....but if I was choosing again, I'd probably go Mica blue !!..

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    White all the way!

    Always get the look from other GTI/A3/S3 drivers :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    ..but if I was choosing again, I'd probably go Mica blue !!..
    ^^^ This! Get a proper colour. Black & White have had their day, Blue is the future.
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    I had a sprint blue 8p2, now have a ibis 8p3... kind miss the blue, white is a nightmare for tar spots and dosn't look so good when polished, can't get any real depth to it.. I would buy blue over white, but white over black.

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    fine here is my previous blue one.... fook me i miss this colour!!





    matte effect in the morning dew







    Last picture is immensely good i think! That rear bumper looks like its melted its that shiny.


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    New S3 8P3 White or Black

    My previous

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346017498.165492.jpg

    my current

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346017574.863612.jpg

    I really miss the blue..

    The white seems to get more looks tho..

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    I think tbh the sprint blue is slightly out dated now. but it was lush.

    i can only imagine the rotors on sprint blue S3 would have been nice.

    White is the 'way' these days, but if I ever swap again. it's gonna be back to blue.
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    I've always loved sepang blue.. I know quite a few people with white A3/S3's and also a few with black ones, me and my brother included but ours are different blacks and it's quite noticable..

    I just feel the the white A3/S3 is over done.. My next will either be blue or I'll go back to silver..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richh999 View Post
    I've always loved sepang blue.. I know quite a few people with white A3/S3's and also a few with black ones, me and my brother included but ours are different blacks and it's quite noticable..

    I just feel the the white A3/S3 is over done.. My next will either be blue or I'll go back to silver..
    I agree with the white statement.
    I have always liked Red personally, however the S3 in the burnt Orrange is awesome!

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    Just so you can see, this is what all the fuss is about with black cars. You like shiny? Ok dude, here's shiny...!



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    Quote Originally Posted by batch View Post
    Just so you can see, this is what all the fuss is about with black cars. You like shiny? Ok dude, here's shiny...!...
    I owned a black car for 8 years..



    ...and within 5 minutes of finishing the wax it was dusty again.

    dude needs some Aruba in his life.



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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty0189 View Post
    I agree with the white statement.
    I have always liked Red personally, however the S3 in the burnt Orrange is awesome!
    The orange is nice however a little loud for my liking.. You don't see many yellow ones about either..

    Batch, wanna clean mine for me please.. haha
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    man I like red too.

    i think as long as its got an A3/S3 badge. it doesn't matter what colour
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    White for me.

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    I'd say black over white (they look good, but there's too many white BEs in Aberdeen), but if I were buying another S3 I'd get a colour. Blue probably, Racing Mica ideally rather than Sprint. Maybe red. Orange is also really nice, and rare.

    I wish my car was as shiny as batch's though... then I'd be screaming "pick black" from the rooftops!
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    As much as I want you to get Brilliant Black - that shade is actually really rare on an S3 - they are fecking hard work. At the time we only had blacks, whites and silver to choose from. Love it but it keeps me on my toes!

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    love black and orange too much work / loud looking at greys and silvers just now


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    Go Misano Red.....looks awesome poslished!

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    Red every time for me....

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    New S3 8P3 White or Black

    Now that reds been mentioned, there is a red BE, 8p3 s3 goes about up my way and it looks spot on.. i choose red now haha
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    Loved my old Sprint Blue S3, with H&Rs and CH`s garnish.




    ....but Sportback BE with the dark rotors and black pan-roof works so well.



    IMO the `best` colour depends very much on the size of the car, number of doors, wheels/grill colour and other details such as roof rails etc...
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artimus View Post
    I owned a black car for 8 years..




    Very cool..... ...


    (I had an H plate in tungsten grey).
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Very cool..... ...


    (I had an H plate in tungsten grey).
    Thanks, that one was the pre-facelift F plate! I notice it's not in your list of 'before' cars, not surprised ..what a pile of french sh**e it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artimus View Post
    Thanks, that one was the pre-facelift F plate! I notice it's not in your list of 'before' cars, not surprised ..what a pile of french sh**e it was.
    Hehe, mine was a tatty one too, yep, lots of French stuff and (rusty) Vauxhalls came before the list of VAGs.


    back on topic...... I voted White. Seems to still be a popular choice these days, doesnt work so well on big cars though IMO. Particularly naff on Range Rovers, big Mercs etc..

    Cant go wrong with black however.
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    I have to say that for some reason Ibis white does turn a lot of heads, even just parked up I see people stop and stare at it, to me it's just a white tidy car but for some reason people like it

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