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Metalic or non metalic paint

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Obion, Sep 30, 2004.

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    [Sep 30, 2004]

    I would like your comments on the non metallic paint since I am planning to buy A3 sportback in Brilliant Black non metallic paint.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    Any colour choice is personal to the buyer - if you like non metallic black then buy it. If you are considering the minimal difference in residual value when you sell, a metallic is always seen as being favourable (but then you HAVE paid more for it to start with /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif)
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    Is the metallic one has better
    protection paint ??
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    Hmm, not sure I follow. If you are asking if metallics are stronger then I would say no, most new water based automotive paints and laquers are soft as hell...
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    am, pick the one you like more. There was similar discussion at Finnish VAG-forum and there some people preferred metallic (and also it could be a bit harder than non-metallic) but some (like me) took the non-metallic color just because it did look nicer.

    Anyway, brilliant black and metallic black look different, I chose the brilliant black, since my car had to be black /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif. Pain in the ass to keep clean, but oh boy it looks nice /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    - Yak
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    Non metallic black looks stunning when clean, but it doesn't stay clean for long /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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