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  1. stoakseya4

    stoakseya4 Active Member

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    Ok, my car is in pretty good nick, and with some effort looks ok in terms of paintwork. Some of you may have seen it at AitP.

    You may have also noticed some scuffs and scratches. Have tried but dont think I'll be able to polish them out, and definitely wont be able to sort out the stone chips that have gone through the paint on the bonnet, so some areas ideally would be re-sprayed.

    As some of you know silver is a very difficult colour to match/blend. So for what I need doing I'm looking at c£500. Which makes me think would Vinyl Wrapping the car be better value... Can be done for c£800 although I'm investigating quotes at the moment.

    This seems better overall value as it's not alot more, it covers the whole car admittedly for 3-5yrs only, but it does permit you to have a new 'looking' car temporarily at least. You can therefore have a different colour too, if you were tempted.

    So, that being the case
    a) what would you do? Live with the marks (will drive me mad) :sob:;
    b) Do the minimal re-spray as it's cheaper and keeps it OEM :uhm:; or
    c) Go for something different with a wrap... :idea:

    I'm giving considerable thought to c).

    So, what colour would you go for?

    White:
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    Or Maybe Matt Black for the ultimate stealth look:
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    Ok I know it's a B7 but you get the idea.

    :hubbahubba:

    Opinions then? Other suggestions?

    Not chrome though :puke:
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  2. Niknak

    Niknak Member

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    I am liking the Matt Black idea, that look s the nuts...
     
  3. technics100

    technics100 Active Member

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    What is your car? B5 RS4? Matt black is a winner, means no polishing too.. bonus

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  4. stoakseya4

    stoakseya4 Active Member

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    Do like Matt Black. White is lush, but think it'll a) gonna be a nightmare keeping clean and b) shouting 'look at me'...
     
  5. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    What about a satin silver metal look!!!
     
  6. RyanJonS4

    RyanJonS4 Drive It Like You Stole It

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    what about a doctor colour chip for the stone chips on the front?
    http://drcolorchip.com/

    and maybe a touch in and wet sand job on the scratches?

    Just a thought as its possible to get good results and spend the money elswhere....i.e tuning!
     
  7. stoakseya4

    stoakseya4 Active Member

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    I'm absolutely scared sh|tl3ss of doing anything to paintwork, ever since on my first car, I had a bird cr4p that just wouldn't budge, so I used...............a scouring pad! Worked a treat !! :scared2: Yep, what a mess... :lmfao:

    Tuning is happening next week... Watch this space.

    Will try and find someone who's good at touching up... Paintwork that is :eyebrows:
     
  8. head

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    the matt black looks the mutts nuts.theres a fella who did his a4 in a camo wrap on bangorcruise.co.uk(rocko) he has also done a load of diff 1s on diff cars & they all look good
     
  9. 1wheelonly

    1wheelonly cabriolet VCDS Map User

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    how about this stoaksy ? lovely !

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  10. stoakseya4

    stoakseya4 Active Member

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    That's the idea.

    Or a SWAT car ?! Although it's likely to get changed to a TWAT car ! lol
     
  11. 1wheelonly

    1wheelonly cabriolet VCDS Map User

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    sprint blue ??????????
     
  12. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    The matt black looks mint, but I wonder if it would 'age' prematurely before the 2-3 year life span of the vinyl is up?

    White is good too, and I don't think its any more in your face than matt black is it? Both colours would mean wheel decisions too wouldn't they? How about the RS4 red (Misuno?) - that looks lush IMO.

    If you invested the cost of the vinyl wrap (£800..?) into rejuvinating the silver paint work and detailing it, then the improved look of the paintwork would be virtually as good as a new colour anyway by the sounds of it, and as you say would keep it oem.
     
  13. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    ...Noooooooooooooooo dont get rid of the Colour - Are you mad:sadlike:!!
    Spend the Dosh tidying it up. Vinyl will be a waste of Money IMO of course!!
     
  14. Xmay4444

    Xmay4444 On Point!!

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    Ohhhhhh! I like this:hubbahubba:
    I agree, spend the money on a proper detail job done by a profesional, it will last longer than a wrap. But if you must wrap go for an unusual pastel colour.
     
  15. stoakseya4

    stoakseya4 Active Member

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    Cheers all.
    Am nervous of the colour matching but I suppose they'll have to warrant their work...
    Would save me a few quid that way, for a new set of rims or paint for the OEM ones...
     
  16. Y 14RGE

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    NO WAY !
    White vinyl wrap !
    I had no idea you could totally wrap a car in vinyl. For some reason i'm obsedded with white B6 A4's. I would respray mine tomorrow if i had the cash. Who does the vinyl wrap ? i want to ask questions.
     
  17. stoakseya4

    stoakseya4 Active Member

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    Team Dynamics are a well established vinyl wrapping firm with outlets/depots around the country...
     
  18. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Spend the money on getting her properly touched up and detailed mate, it will be worth it.Once done the upkeep should be easy
     
  19. Fraser

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    do this - the car is a classic so modifying too much ( in my eyes ) would be sacrilege

    vinyl wrapping seems pretty risky to me, dread to think what the condition of the paint would be afterwards
     
  20. stoakseya4

    stoakseya4 Active Member

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    Ok ok... I give up !

    :Flush:
     

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