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S3's New Look Part 2 - Being Completed Today

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    The S3 is in having the roof wrapped up in matte black vinyl as we speak.

    Will post some photos once I have it back.

    This is part two of a four stage plan to complete my envisaged 'new look'...

    I am toying with the idea of buying one of these: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI....835294&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_834wt_1137 to put in it for a bit of a laugh....

    Hopefully I can get me a Megan Fox to go with it.... [​IMG]
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    sorry but whenever I see your car pic it reminds me of the taxi`s around here they have a black bonnet, roof and boot lid. ok they are white not yellow but just reminds me of them :)
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    LOL, that's OK dude. I like it, I love to be different.
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    it does look good....but i think it looks like you've had a front end shunt and not been arsed to have it sprayed yet :)
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    I'm planning on getting some eyebrow spoiler things, painting them matte black, and also painting a line across the top of the bumper (between the grille and the bonnet to the same height as the spoilers to tie it all in. I eyed it up with bodge tape and think it looked cool.

    That combined with the roof and rear spoiler should tie it all up nicely.

    I hope.
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    Nice, looking forward to pictures matey.
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    Can't wait to see it, and don't be shy with them pictures! When you getting it back?
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    :salute:
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    the geeza selling the bumblebee smellys.. my good hes got the hump... check his feed back!
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    Pics pics pleaze! :)

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    LOL, rumbled.....

    I've changed my mind now however. It's coming off in a few mins.

    Changed my mind for 2 reasons...the roof is FANTASTIC! They have done such a good job.

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    Followed by the second reason....

    I drove all the way to Trowbridge tonight, approx 40 miles, on cruise control between 50 - 60, in 6th.

    And this was the result.

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    You aren't wrong there dude, I'm man enough to admit it..... LOL
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    Pistonheads advert withdrawn..... OK bye.... :thumbsup:
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    that looks pretty smart. I reckon spray the intercooler pipes matt black, then it will look sorted.

    Just have to get rid of that yellow interior then:ninja:
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    Normal service has been resumed on the way back this morning - MPG back down to 23.2....
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    Haha, what have I told you about premature celebrations! Looking good though matey
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    I take it you are considering selling the beast mate? Noooooooooooooooo, don't do it! How long is the drive to work? I bet if mine was somewhat local on non-motorway roads i'd only get low 30's and I've got the 1.9tdi A4.

    The roof looks ace though, job well done indeed. How long do the vinyl wraps last for?
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    Not any more matey - it's back on my good side. I was having a bad day, and was fed up of putting fuel in the thing.

    Got 38.2 average on 40 mile run yesterday using 6th and cruise control - was happy with that.

    The problem appears to be my driving style....
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    Out the closet at last mate, happy for yah... LOL

    Just need to change your Nick/username from Welly to RelAlex (see what I did there!! :hi:)

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    Drum roll please......
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    I'm considering having the back 3 windows very lightly tinted.
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    Eh? Did I miss a toys out the pram moment here? Don't sell it fella, what else would you buy!!

    Looks great anyway!
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    DO IT!!! I keep telling my wife i'm gonna get it done so that we can doink in the back. However, in an S3 you'd have to be a midget to make that work I think. Either way, do it...it'll look ace.
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    lol. It's strictly a front passenger seat all the way back job :)
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    Ahhh, so that's how you lot do it in smaller cars then! Guess you just have to be careful as to which gearstick she grabs then! :eyebrows:
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    I agree, front seat is the dogging spot in a small motor.....

    EDIT: I see this thread is taking the usual slow sliding into oblivion as well....
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    Dogging...yet to try that! I have heard of the local spots where I live, but think it'd just be full of odd men who would scare me. And i'd probably become the target...so i'm staying clear.

    As for the thread tumbling into oblivion, is that a bad thing? But to bring it back on topic then, are you gonna paint the front intercooler pipes black as mentioned? I think it'll look good in black!

    EDIT: Tell me more about that shortshifter dammit! I want one for my A4
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    One issue - stonechips....
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    Dammit, why can't stonechips be black!!
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    Change them with black silicone.

    where did you get the wrapping done? thinking of buying a cheap 330 and wrapping it in alpine white
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    Plasticote? I have some 'at the office' :)

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    How about a black wrap? Heat/weather proof of course?
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    CAn you get the pipes anodised?
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    Ooh, probably, no reason why not.
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    Oooooooo i see the bumblebee has been doneee!! Looks great wellstaaa!
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    Problem being that hoses IMO are ridiculously expensive. I might just paint them and do about 1000 coats. The other problem with silicone hose is that it's quite reflective - I'm after the matte look.

    Yours looks good because your black is shiny!

    CR Signs did it, thy're in Nailsworth, just buy the Shell Petrol Station.

    WTF is Plasticote? LOL

    Thought that - Not sure how vinyl would stand up to the heat though. I might ask and find out.

    Cheers dude :thumbsup:
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    Was thinking more exhaust wrap pal. Doesn't have to look pretty, just blend in, right?
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    crazy, didnt realise they did wrapping there. any ideas how much they charge for a whole car?
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