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My S3, fresh from the paint shop!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Big_jim, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Big_jim
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    Well, when i bought my S3, the owner said it had been parked under a tree. Wasn't bad but you could see signs on the roof.
    I could have just had the roof painted (or tried mopping it), but i had something bigger planned!

    IBIS White!

    Not quite finished but you get the jist!

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    [Jun 17, 2012]
    Plan is to get the wheels referbed in either grey or black.
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    Sick! I like it, did your chrome mirrors already come with the car or you bought them?
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    [Jun 17, 2012]
    Came with the car mate.

    Got my Forge TIP to fit now.
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    [Jun 18, 2012]
    :hubbahubba: loooooks fantastic you donr see many white ither great job
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    I wish that they did the 8l in the uk in white, real shame. Car looks mint mate.
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    Looks brilliant! I was thinking IBIS white for mine. Did you get the whole engine bay done or just the inside of the wings?

    Im torn between:
    Ibis White
    Solar Orange
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    Sepang Blue (Audi R8)
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    [Jun 18, 2012]
    looks nice mate, i think black paint the audi signs on the boot and front grill black possibly with the wheels black would look great!
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    [Jun 18, 2012]
    looks very very well.

    Clean that engine bay dude!!!
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    Looks ace mate!
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    That looks amazing mate, great job especially with the matching interior!

    Shane is right you need to show that bay some love! A few coats of 303 Aerospace protectant will have that looking factory fresh!
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    [Jun 18, 2012]
    very nice, how much did it set you back?
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    [Jun 18, 2012]
    my neighbour has an S5 in sepang blue and every time i see our cars together i think that the S3 would look sweet in that colour!
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    [Jun 18, 2012]
    Looks nice, but my favourite colour for 8L s3's still has to be Avus Silver.
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    [Jun 18, 2012]

    Colours trend over years, but White is a great colour in my opinion! Looks good in pictures mate
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    Thanks for the comments.
    Its not quite finished yet, just couldn't help getting pictures of it.
    All the black plastics will get a coat of black, as with the wheels.
    The badges need to go back on the rear, and it does need a damn good clean!

    Engine bay isn't fully done, just what you can see.
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    [Jun 18, 2012]
    Looks great. Get those rims done in Anthracite & it'll look fantastic.
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    Hmmm. Will look good.
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    [Jun 18, 2012]
    Stunning really looks good in white, as above it would have been a great colour choice if you could have it made that way.

    Chris.
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    How much did the full respray cost you?

    Im thinking of getting mine done soon. I have waaaaay too many scratches on my paint work now. Time to slap on some fresh paint!
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    Looking good!
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    Very nice buddy. Ibis white IMO is the best colour to have.......and yes I am bias as mine is the same.
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    Stunning mate, excellent job done there.

    What colour was it originally?

    Gunmetal/anthracite wheels on that would look spot on and a quick detail in the bay and a clean up of the interior and you are well on your way mate.
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    It was Dolphin grey, people say im mad changing from Dolphin grey, but i love the Ibis white!
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    [Jun 20, 2012]
    Sepang Blue just about pips Ibis white for me.... I wouldn't even consider Solar Orange.

    Misano Red is a hot colour too
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    I don't know if you mind me asking, how much did you pay for the respray?
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