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My Audi S3 Sprint Blue 2010

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by grchmason, Jan 15, 2014.

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    [Jan 15, 2014]
    Hi Guys


    After travelling the length of the country looking for a high spec Audi S3 that had to be Sprint blue I finally found the right car and it was only local too in my local Audi dealership LOL!! After travelling over 1200 miles with no joy this one came in and I had to have it!


    I had to wait just over a week why Audi done there checks and serviced it etc


    I finally collected the car from Audi last week and have not had a chance to do anything or Detail it because of the great english weather :wall:


    Well the sun finally appeared so thought I best get up and do a bit on the S3! The car is going to have the full Zaino treatment and I'm really happy with with just 1 layer of Z2 pro and I Iron x the alloys!! Why I wait for some time to do a full detail


    Right the S3 is not to my Standard as yet and theres a few bits I really want to do i.e. Full correction, inc treating all the Leather etc but just couldn't wait to share some pics of the progress lol!!!

    Have had a big delivery from Elite Car care ready for a full Detail in and out! So loads more updates to come




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    Car looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your progress pics so far:) x
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    nice, i spent 1 month and 40 miles before i found the car i wanted! i was damn lucky to get it aswell
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    Nice:thumbsup:
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    Thanks Sandra! For such a warm welcome your a credit to the forum! X X

    Cheers
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    Thanks Fella, you lucky git LOL!

    Cheers
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    Thanks Paul!

    Cheers
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    Im Slightly biased. [​IMG]

    My old one...
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    What a beauty Paul!! Credit to you!!

    Do you miss it much mate?
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    Nice one, pal.
    Best colour for the S3.
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    Looks great mate:yes:
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    Little bit.
    I pampered it more than any other car I have had and kept it longer than any other car I owned before or since so must have liked it.
    (Sprint is so the right colour for an S3 IMO.)

    Some `progressive modding` helps keep the interest going to.
    I added REVO Stage 1, then RNSE, then some BBS CH, then some 25mm H&Rs.
    Ive had another S3 since but I guess the novelty had faded a bit by then even though that had Stage 1 and a MIlltek TBE.

    Main thing I regret is not fitting a TBE to the Sprint blue one. Makes such a difference.
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    Brilliant clean example you have. Blue does come up so well after a good clean. I am waiting for a mild dry Saturday so I can detail my yellow S3.
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    Awesome car and awesome colour. I was lucky to buying mine. Found it straight away and travelled 20 miles
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    [Jan 16, 2014]
    love the sprint blue especially when its nice and clean! black optics grill looks the part too! nice find
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    Lovely car and best colour IMO. Black grill works well with the paint.

    Good bit of beading as well there :thumbsup:
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    Love it! But i am also slightly biased :p
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    Cheers Dan, Fingers crossed the weekend is dry for us both lol!


    Andy you lucky git! Thanks for the comments too!


    Thanks mate and grill was a bonus!



    Thanks fella!



    Could not agree more. Really loving the Black grill and beading is really awesome with Zaino!

    Cheers



    Hi Oggy, great minds and all that lol!!

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    Hi Paul

    Sounds a perfect car! It's always a good thing if you find yourself keeping a car as it must be good and be enjoying etc

    I have thought about getting it remapped but worry about the Audi warranty side of things and to be honest it's plenty fast enough for me. But will deffo look into a Milltek and would also love a set of genuine BBS CH'S

    Sorry can I ask what a TBE is please ?

    Cheers
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    TBE stands for turbo back exhaust. Really does improve things on the S3.
    I also have a 2010 sprint blue that I love, I think it's a great colour. I fully machined and corrected mine last year and in the sun it really pops. Considering a black grill myself and you have just convinced me it looks great with sprint blue.
    How many miles has yours done as it looks extremely clean?
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    Well correction is well under way so thought I would add some pics through out the progress so far :buffer:

    Snow foamed then washed with the normal 2 bucket method Clayed with Zaino Z-18 and Porter Cable and 3M polishes ready just started to get polishing then the heavens opened up :wall: Deffo going to buy a carport for the drive or at least a gazebo :lol:

    Did not got many pics for above reasons but heres all I got! Lets cross fingers and toes for a dry spell. Got to love the english weather :mad:

    Cheers








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    Man I love sprint blue. Can't wait to get mine cleaned up! Looking sorry for itself at the minute.
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    All the Leather has been treated using Zaino Z9 + Z10 Leather in a bottle amazing stuff smells out of this world! 100% recommended and leaves the natural OE look.

    As it has the light silver in the leather it was sealed with the new ValetPro leather sealant to stop the the die transfer from jeans etc

    Really happy with the results.





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    Hi Fella

    Can not agree more and Zaino Z2 Pro just seems to really bring out the best of it!
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    Is the inserts of your seats leather... I have the same style interior only my inserts are Alcantara.... Would an absolute nightmare they are to keep clean...

    Car looks great... Cant wait til spring time til I get stuck into mine again... Full paint correction detail on the cards... Will look sooo good, n if you think the English weather is bad.. Try living in Scotland ;)
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    **** colour for an s3 :p yeh jack there leather, facelifts are like this :( makes me want a facelift more! might take a loan out to get one and move my mods for standard bits and sell it hmmmm tempting
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    My cream inserts on my seats are leather too and mine is 07?
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    prolly was an option then. i`ve just only seen it in the facelifts is all
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    I was the same as you when I first saw it I didn't know it was a option!
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    LOL! Facelift is nice but save your money fella! Whats the Shark Stage 3 like must be a bit of a Animal
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    It would be if he could drive it properly haha... :p
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    Jacko i'm keeping quite LOL!


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    Right as i'm sure you all know! Plus after seeing so many lovely examples!

    I had to have new Alloys plus I love the 19's look and had to be Genuine so BBS CK'S was on order from Rimstyle LOL!

    I thought I would update my progress though out this thread to keep it all under one post as I'm sure there be loads more mods coming Shhh from MRS LOL!!!

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    They are being fitted ASAP so more pics to come

    Must say they really are a Stunning wheel and look so OE! The look i'm after.

    Cheers
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    Lovely! Go get them on and get some pictures up here! :beerchug:
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    Oggy my Sprint blue Brother lol!

    Lets just say my alarm is on for extra early!!!!
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    I should hope so! Not even a sneak peak for now?
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    That will be cheating plus I now need lowering no doubt lol hopefully fronts only fingers crossed!

    Cheers
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