Audi Red Paint

chrismoore

Registered User
Hi guys,

I am looking at buy a new Audi A3 Sline and was wonder how does the red paint hold up. does it fade over time and can you get the color back as i know the civic red paint fades and once it is gone you cant get it back due to the type of paint.

cheers
 

Jake 61

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I wouldn't worry. my one will be 10 years old in October and it still looks good. (To me, anyway)....!
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prt57

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I have a flash red GTI 1.8T that I bought new in 1998. Colour is still as new. My brilliant red S3 is 9 years younger and again no fade.
Go for it!
 

Jake 61

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No. Like I said, mine's a 55 plate and the colour is still rich.
I remember when I was looking for a car and I told a few people at work that it had to be red, they all walked away muttering about how easy red paint faded.
I think everyone has seen that Corsa or Astra six years old and ten different shades of red.
I bet those cars never saw a decent cut and polish in all their years on the road, so no wonder red gets a bad rep.
 
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Veedubnoodle

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Water based paint with laquer over the top does not fade. Pretty sure all new cars are painted in water base these days because of some EU legislation.
 

max69vk

Active Member
It's my birthday
57 plate, not looked after at all, last polished 2yrs ago & still looks good!
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