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Another paint thread LOL Brilliant/Imola Yellow

Markb May 11, 2004

  1. Markb

    Markb Active Member

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    Sorry about all of the threads on paints recently, but I am at a stage now where I am ready to buy a car but I am just deciding on what colour to go for.

    I think it's going to be either Yellow, Black or Grey.


    Anyway can you tell me or show me the difference between Brilliant and Imola yellow?

    Is Brilliant flat yellow and Imola Met yellow?

    What are the paint codes for the two?

    Is F2F2 Imola?

    Finally what years were they an option on the A3? T Sport in particular, and was it rare for the T Sport to come in yellow?

    Cheers for you help in advance. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
  2. Markb

    Markb Active Member

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    TTT LOL
     
  3. evotista

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    I have a March 2002 dated UK A3 details brochure, and there is no listing for Imola or Brilliant Yellow. I seem to recall that Imola Yellow along with Nogaro Blue and Goodwood Green were reserved for S3 only (other experts i'm sure will confirm this). The listing in the brochure for colours is as follows

    Dolphin Grey, metallic
    Silver, metallic
    Crystal Blue, metallic
    Canvas Beige, metallic
    Laurel Green, metallic
    Advocado Green, pearl effect
    Merlin Purple, pearl effect
    Denim Blue, pearl effect
    Ming Blue, pearl effect
    Ebony Black, pearl effect
    Merlot Red, pearl effect
    Brilliant Blue
    Brilliant Black
    Polar White
    Absolute Red

    There is no mention in the brochure for audi exclusive paint schemes, so i do not know for sure if you could even get these on special request. Dolphin Grey i think came in with the facelift which happened roughly August 2000 (X plate) ie Audi Model Year 2001...not 100% on this.

    hope that helps
     
  4. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Moderator

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    I believe that yellow was an A3 colour only available in europe and NOT the UK.

    Rich
     
  5. Markb

    Markb Active Member

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    Can anyone confirm this?

    I am sure I want a yellow one.
     
  6. JamS3

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    Iv'e certainly seen yellow A3's before!

    There is one just down the road from me.

    The only way I can describe the difference between the brilliant and imola yellows is that the brilliant is a deep yellow and the imola is more of a pale shade!!

    Hope that makes sense.
     
  7. Markb

    Markb Active Member

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    Thanks for your help guys.

    I think I am going to hold out for one in the yellow even if it does take a month or so.

    Has anyone got any pics of them to show me the difference?

    Also is one Met and one flat?
     
  8. JamS3

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    I havent got any pics but they are both flat colours I believe..
     
  9. s8n

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    Go Imola /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Tonnes of pictures of my Imola S3 on my site... Brillant is a awful color..
     
  10. Markb

    Markb Active Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    s8n said:
    Go Imola /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Tonnes of pictures of my Imola S3 on my site... Brillant is a awful color..

    [/ QUOTE ]

    What's your website mate?
     
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    Markb Active Member

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    Cheers for that /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  13. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    S8n

    What size of piping was used to make your exhaust? It looks huge... is it 3"?

    Also is you S3 de-catted?
     
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    Hi, its 2.5" /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    The downpipe will be 3" but...

    Decatted? no, its using the standard cats
     
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    And the great thing about Imola is car care plan make colour matching smiley face air fresheners
    to hang from your rear view mirror /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif

    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  16. Markb

    Markb Active Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    4SilverRings said:

    And the great thing about Imola is car care plan make colour matching smiley face air fresheners
    to hang from your rear view mirror /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif

    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Very good LOL
     
  17. HTC

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    [ QUOTE ]
    s8n said:
    Go Imola /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Tonnes of pictures of my Imola S3 on my site... Brillant is a awful color..

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Boo-hoo, you not like my car then? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    I quite like it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    Brilliant yellow is the lighter colour. My car is a UK model. I know a guy who has an a4 in this colour too.

    here a pic of mine if ya interested.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Markb

    Markb Active Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    HTC said:
    [ QUOTE ]
    s8n said:
    Go Imola /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Tonnes of pictures of my Imola S3 on my site... Brillant is a awful color..

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Boo-hoo, you not like my car then? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    I quite like it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    Brilliant yellow is the lighter colour. My car is a UK model. I know a guy who has an a4 in this colour too.

    here a pic of mine if ya interested.
    [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]


    I like /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

    Any more pics?
     
  19. HTC

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    Cheers. Here are a few more then
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  20. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Moderator

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    almost looks more green than yellow... probably just the light/camera though.

    Rich
     
  21. HTC

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    Its deffo yellow. Just my bad photography!
     
  22. Markb

    Markb Active Member

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    WOW nice


    Going to look at one tomorrow so I'll let you know the progress.
     
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    Markb Active Member

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    I take it the leather was an option?
     
  24. HTC

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    Yes. Leather was an option. Mine has pretty much all the options added.
    Heated leather seats, air-con, climate control, sunroof, Bose stereo, headlight washers, S3 rear spoiler, weird coloured wheels, etc.

    But the one thing that I really want that the original owner never went for was the centre armrest.

    He must have missed that box when he was ticking all the others so quickly!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
     
  25. Markb

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    Excellent /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    I bought mine last night (picking up Tuesday) and it looks the same colour. Is you paint code F2F2?
     
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    bloody hell that was quick!!
     
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