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    New A3 Wheel Colour...

    Guys i need your help!

    Picked up my new 3door A3 S-line last weekend and im not a fan of the silver wheels & Glacier White combo.. so im booked in next friday to get them powder coated to the colour i request..

    i did this with my Q5 too (Q5 Glacier White) and really love the look however im not 100% convinced with the A3. i don't want them to look aftermarket at the same time would like something a little 'racey'

    picture of Q5 before after power-coating then Photoshops of A3 Before and after.. im leaning towards Gunmetal grey for the A3 whereas the Q5 was a custom Colour i created that started as dark gunmetal with a metalic flash ontop!
    fluffyq5before.jpgfluffyq5.jpgfluffyq5 (1).jpgfluffya3before.jpgwheels1.jpgwheels2.jpg

    Thoughts anyone?

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    I like it. I've never really been a big fan of silver wheels on a white car either. If anthracite was an option, I'd take it on white.

    How about photoshopping a slightly lighter shade? They seem to look darker on the A3 than the Q5 - maybe less white paintwork on the A3 to compensate.
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    im having my originals powder coated.

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    Contrast is a good thing imo. White car, dark wheels. Dark car, silver wheels.

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    Car dropped off thus morning 'M2' colour chosen

    pix to follow later

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    How much are you looking at for powder coating? I thinking of getting it done when my glacier white Sline arrives. After your photoshop pretty much sold it to me!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zippster View Post
    Car dropped off thus morning 'M2' colour chosen

    pix to follow later
    Looking forward to seeing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slade777 View Post
    How much are you looking at for powder coating? I thinking of getting it done when my glacier white Sline arrives. After your photoshop pretty much sold it to me!!
    i always use thewheelspecialist.co.uk in Farnham (nearest to me) as they have all the facilities to turn it around in a day and quality are second to none.. There are always supercars in for wheel work and I've never heard a bad thing about them..

    cost wise I think my bill was going to be £369 -10% (frequent flyer miles) and ill be picking it up before 5pm today

    but I've also added wheel waxing (£12 I think including the remains of the bottle)


    worth every penny!!

    if you happen to use the Farnham branch mention my name or email address for a 10% discount too

    pictures to follow his evening

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    Just noticed... Where's my original posted pictures gone??

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippster View Post
    Just noticed... Where's my original posted pictures gone??
    thought it was some apple thing as I've never seen them!
    I am now the very very proud owner of an A3 Sportback S-line 2.0 TDI Glacier white - panoramic sunroof and privacy glass!

    See ya Polo!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthus_1 View Post
    thought it was some apple thing as I've never seen them!
    looks like an iPad/iPhone thang!

    As they display fine on my mac & windows browser

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    Bloody apple!
    I am now the very very proud owner of an A3 Sportback S-line 2.0 TDI Glacier white - panoramic sunroof and privacy glass!

    See ya Polo!!!!!!!!!!

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    Anyone. In the north east try sem. They are superb SEM Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Specialist North East
    1.4 TFSI 122ps A3 SportBack. Comfort pack, Audi sound system, Daytona grey, SD Sat Nav, S line trim. Love it!

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    D O N E !

    well im home and ive taken a few snaps on my iphone (sorry SLR will have to wait till i clean it!)

    not sure what happened to the before and after photos at the top of the thread but here they are again but without the photochopped versions

    before

    DSC_3114 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    AFter

    IMG_0430 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    IMG_0433 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


    honest opinions guys please???, at the last minute before i left i asked for a smidgin lighter then M2.


    Cheers

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    That looks superb. I really like it.
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    That's looks fantastic!!!!!
    I am now the very very proud owner of an A3 Sportback S-line 2.0 TDI Glacier white - panoramic sunroof and privacy glass!

    See ya Polo!!!!!!!!!!

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    They look amazing mate, well impressed.
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    They look great!
    Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 150ps S Line
    Glacier White, Perforated Alcantara leather seats, Aluminium Roof Rails, Advanced Key, Audi Sound System, Hill-hold Assist, Comfort Package, Electric Lumbar Support - Front Seats, Interior Light Package, Open Sky Panoramic Sunroof, Sat Nav SD Card Based, Dab Digital Radio, Through Load Facility, Debadged.

    Changed from A4 Avant S Line executive pack, Ibis white on 28.3.13

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    Thanks guys I'm relieved I like them a lot but was worries too light / too dark / too aftermarket.

    but the positive feedback makes me feel like it was the right choice


    cheers all, thats why i love forums ....

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    I'd say your car now has a definite edge over others! IMO! Although I'd say not for long others may follow!!!!!
    I am now the very very proud owner of an A3 Sportback S-line 2.0 TDI Glacier white - panoramic sunroof and privacy glass!

    See ya Polo!!!!!!!!!!

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    I liked the original look! but now i see the new look suits the car

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    They look fantastic, really suit Glacier.
    A3 Sportback 2.0TDI S-Line 150ps, Daytona Grey, Comfort Pack, Privacy Glass, SD Sat Nav, Through Load, Aluminium Pedals.

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    They look **** mate. Just kidding awesome. Tempted myself
    1.4 TFSI 122ps A3 SportBack. Comfort pack, Audi sound system, Daytona grey, SD Sat Nav, S line trim. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippster View Post
    D O N E !

    well im home and ive taken a few snaps on my iphone (sorry SLR will have to wait till i clean it!)

    not sure what happened to the before and after photos at the top of the thread but here they are again but without the photochopped versions

    before

    DSC_3114 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    AFter

    IMG_0430 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    IMG_0433 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


    honest opinions guys please???, at the last minute before i left i asked for a smidgin lighter then M2.


    Cheers
    Hi zippster

    New to the audi-sport.net ( hello peeps ) ....have just ordered an A3 SB, Glacier white, sline with panoramic roof....wasn't quite sure about silver wheels with a white car so have been looking around to see if anyone has had changed their wheels to a darker colour.... found your post ..but unfortunatley can't see you images any more ..any chance you can post them again...only i can't seem to get an idea of what they might look like

    Cheers

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    You can now order the following Matt coloured wheels as an option for the S Line, see page 52 of the April 2013 brochure.
    ..... 18” x 7.5J ‘10-spoke’ design titaniummatt alloy wheels
    Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 150ps S Line
    Glacier White, Perforated Alcantara leather seats, Aluminium Roof Rails, Advanced Key, Audi Sound System, Hill-hold Assist, Comfort Package, Electric Lumbar Support - Front Seats, Interior Light Package, Open Sky Panoramic Sunroof, Sat Nav SD Card Based, Dab Digital Radio, Through Load Facility, Debadged.

    Changed from A4 Avant S Line executive pack, Ibis white on 28.3.13

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreborA4 View Post
    You can now order the following Matt coloured wheels as an option for the S Line, see page 52 of the April 2013 brochure.
    ..... 18” x 7.5J ‘10-spoke’ design titaniummatt alloy wheels
    Thanks ... i knew they would offer them as soon as i ordered .... Well booked in for Dip next week...will post pickies when done! gulp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andycupe View Post
    Hi zippster

    New to the audi-sport.net ( hello peeps ) ....have just ordered an A3 SB, Glacier white, sline with panoramic roof....wasn't quite sure about silver wheels with a white car so have been looking around to see if anyone has had changed their wheels to a darker colour.... found your post ..but unfortunatley can't see you images any more ..any chance you can post them again...only i can't seem to get an idea of what they might look like

    Cheers
    you sure there not working for you? should be set to anyone.. hmm weird.

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    Nope, I can't view them either..........

    photobucket let's you instant host on here, that's what I use

    Sean
    Current: 2013 Audi A3 2.0 tdi s line 8V in black SD nav+ extras, E46 BMW M3, 1971 Volvo p1800, 2014 Ford transit sport 155ps ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippster View Post
    you sure there not working for you? should be set to anyone.. hmm weird.
    No ...it just takes me to a login screen for yahoo....even tried to register....but no joy

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    ok lets try again ?!
    4UMS - a set on Flickr
    how about now?

    EDITED
    Last edited by zippster; 4th June 2013 at 05:57.

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    The photos don't seem to work using the tapatalk app, but they do work when viewed in a normal browser.

    Edit: Scrap that, no they don't work lol
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    Works for me!
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    If I click the links in Tapatalk, or the phone browser then it directs to a Yahoo login screen. If I click the links from the desktop browser it displays the photos. Must be an odd quirk with Flikr.
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    Coool, working again then.. sorry cant help with tapatalk.. gave up using it on my idevices as lots of things on my forums didnt display properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippster View Post
    Coool, working again then.. sorry cant help with tapatalk.. gave up using it on my idevices as lots of things on my forums didnt display properly.
    Hi Zippster...

    I still seem to be struggling to see your images...but i do see a nice pick of a porsche ... Car is due tomorrow and going in for the wheels on wednesday...But i think i have made my mind up to go with the matt black ( will probably have changed my mind by the morning )... Quick question though...what did you do with the center caps / nut covers ?

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    I see the same Porsche lol
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    once more with feeling..

    4UMS - a set on Flickr

    if this doesn't work i give up

    /mumble stupid flickr pro account..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andycupe View Post
    Hi Zippster...

    I still seem to be struggling to see your images...but i do see a nice pick of a porsche ... Car is due tomorrow and going in for the wheels on wednesday...But i think i have made my mind up to go with the matt black ( will probably have changed my mind by the morning )... Quick question though...what did you do with the center caps / nut covers ?

    andy hopefully the pictures work now, the centre caps shenanigans was the reason i chose the colour i did..


    hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippster View Post
    andy hopefully the pictures work now, the centre caps shenanigans was the reason i chose the colour i did..


    hope this helps
    Thanks Zippster.... really appreciate your perseverance with the photo’s they have helped me a lot….well thought I had decided on the black…need to have a think now….Yours looks fantastic

 

 
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