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New A3 Wheel Colour...

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by zippster, Apr 6, 2013.

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    [Apr 6, 2013]
    Guys i need your help!

    Picked up my new 3door A3 S-line last weekend and im not a fan of the silver wheels & Glacier White combo.. so im booked in next friday to get them powder coated to the colour i request..

    i did this with my Q5 too (Q5 Glacier White) and really love the look however im not 100% convinced with the A3. i don't want them to look aftermarket at the same time would like something a little 'racey'

    picture of Q5 before after power-coating then Photoshops of A3 Before and after.. im leaning towards Gunmetal grey for the A3 whereas the Q5 was a custom Colour i created that started as dark gunmetal with a metalic flash ontop!
    fluffyq5before.jpg fluffyq5.jpg fluffyq5 (1).jpg fluffya3before.jpg wheels1.jpg wheels2.jpg

    Thoughts anyone?
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    I like it. I've never really been a big fan of silver wheels on a white car either. If anthracite was an option, I'd take it on white.

    How about photoshopping a slightly lighter shade? They seem to look darker on the A3 than the Q5 - maybe less white paintwork on the A3 to compensate.
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    [Apr 6, 2013]
    Contrast is a good thing imo. White car, dark wheels. Dark car, silver wheels.
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    Car dropped off thus morning 'M2' colour chosen

    pix to follow later ;)
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    How much are you looking at for powder coating? I thinking of getting it done when my glacier white Sline arrives. After your photoshop pretty much sold it to me!!
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    Looking forward to seeing them.
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    i always use thewheelspecialist.co.uk in Farnham (nearest to me) as they have all the facilities to turn it around in a day and quality are second to none.. There are always supercars in for wheel work and I've never heard a bad thing about them..

    cost wise I think my bill was going to be £369 -10% (frequent flyer miles;)) and ill be picking it up before 5pm today

    but I've also added wheel waxing (£12 I think including the remains of the bottle)


    worth every penny!!

    if you happen to use the Farnham branch mention my name or email address for a 10% discount too ;)

    pictures to follow his evening ;)
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    Just noticed... Where's my original posted pictures gone??
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    thought it was some apple thing as I've never seen them!
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    looks like an iPad/iPhone thang!

    As they display fine on my mac & windows browser ;)
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    Bloody apple!
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    That looks superb. I really like it.
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    That's looks fantastic!!!!!
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    They look amazing mate, well impressed.
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    They look great!
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    Thanks guys I'm relieved ;) I like them a lot but was worries too light / too dark / too aftermarket.

    but the positive feedback makes me feel like it was the right choice ;);)


    cheers all, thats why i love forums ....
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    I'd say your car now has a definite edge over others! IMO! Although I'd say not for long others may follow!!!!!
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    I liked the original look! but now i see the new look suits the car
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    They look fantastic, really suit Glacier.
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    [Apr 12, 2013]
    They look **** mate. Just kidding awesome. Tempted myself
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    [May 28, 2013]
    Hi zippster

    New to the audi-sport.net ( hello peeps :happy: ) ....have just ordered an A3 SB, Glacier white, sline with panoramic roof....wasn't quite sure about silver wheels with a white car so have been looking around to see if anyone has had changed their wheels to a darker colour.... found your post ..but unfortunatley can't see you images any more ..any chance you can post them again...only i can't seem to get an idea of what they might look like

    Cheers
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    [May 28, 2013]
    You can now order the following Matt coloured wheels as an option for the S Line, see page 52 of the April 2013 brochure.
    ..... 18” x 7.5J ‘10-spoke’ design titaniummatt alloy wheels
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    [May 28, 2013]
    Thanks :) ... i knew they would offer them as soon as i ordered .... Well booked in for Dip next week...will post pickies when done! gulp
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    [May 29, 2013]
    you sure there not working for you? should be set to anyone.. hmm weird.
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    Nope, I can't view them either..........

    photobucket let's you instant host on here, that's what I use

    Sean
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    No ...it just takes me to a login screen for yahoo....even tried to register....but no joy :(
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    [Jun 3, 2013]
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2013
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    The photos don't seem to work using the tapatalk app, but they do work when viewed in a normal browser.

    Edit: Scrap that, no they don't work lol
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    Works for me!
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    [Jun 3, 2013]
    If I click the links in Tapatalk, or the phone browser then it directs to a Yahoo login screen. If I click the links from the desktop browser it displays the photos. Must be an odd quirk with Flikr.
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    Coool, working again then.. sorry cant help with tapatalk.. gave up using it on my idevices as lots of things on my forums didnt display properly.
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    [Jun 3, 2013]
    Hi Zippster...

    I still seem to be struggling to see your images...but i do see a nice pick of a porsche :) ... Car is due tomorrow and going in for the wheels on wednesday...But i think i have made my mind up to go with the matt black ( will probably have changed my mind by the morning )... Quick question though...what did you do with the center caps / nut covers ?
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    I see the same Porsche lol
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    [Jun 4, 2013]
    once more with feeling..

    4UMS - a set on Flickr

    if this doesn't work i give up :)

    /mumble stupid flickr pro account..
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    [Jun 4, 2013]

    andy hopefully the pictures work now, the centre caps shenanigans was the reason i chose the colour i did..


    hope this helps
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    Thanks Zippster.... really appreciate your perseverance with the photo’s they have helped me a lot….well thought I had decided on the black…need to have a think now….Yours looks fantastic :)
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