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post #1 of 9 Old 17th May 2017, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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What is it with Audi Porsche ford et all where they are painting their performance models in solid grey. To me they look like they missed a process in the paint shop i.e. The top coat
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+1. When I look at an Audi finished in Nardo Grey, what I see is the factory skipping out on paint and just applying clear coat over the paint primer I am sure a lot of fans of Nardo Grey will hate me after what I said. But, to each his own. In my own opinion (no offense to others), it is a dull color along with Black and White. I mean dull as in monotonous. I see them everyday in my neighborhood and there are lots of them. I do appreciate special colors especially Daytona Grey Pearl or some kind of Silver like Cuvee Silver. From a manufacturer's point of view, it is cheaper to produce cars using a small range of paint colors. While this is understandable, the rest of the world is being programmed to accept that cars and other appliances only look great if they are finished in Grey (including shades of silver), White, or Black. Over in another Audi forum, someone posted a video of a B9 RS5 finished in Sonoma Green. I am not a fan of that shade of green but I welcome the variety and more color choices in general. But, no, a vast majority of forum members who saw that post could not fathom seeing a green car just because it is unusual and it does not look right. They find it weird. Is this the result of how society is programmed to think?

I always mention this when I join discussions about paint and paint finishes. The world needs more color. I associate color with creativity, imagination, and daring attitude. When society is dumbed down with limited color choices, it does make life somewhat dull with everyone marching on the same tune. Why can't I have a brown fridge? How about beige? No, it only comes in White, Black, or Brushed Aluminum because that's what we cram down your throats so get used to it.


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post #3 of 9 Old 17th May 2017, 01:18 PM
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RS3 close to me in Nardo with Black wheels and black pack, I think it looks smart.

The Raywell S5 is also in Nardo and looks stunning

Lot of vendors jumping on the band wagon though, you can get pretty much an identical colour on a fiesta which would spoil it a bit for me.

None of them look anything like the grey pearl on my car though, very flat colour, maybe another fashion trend like matt black

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+1 for speary, and for plat! While I appreciate the aesthetics of something like a Nardo grey, the little voice inside my head says "shiny primer".
A limited colour range certainly makes life easier for the manufacturer, particularly in a high volume production line setting. Wasn't it Henry Ford who was alleged to have said "you can have any colour you like, as long as it's black"?
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I've seen some lovely grey Audis, and often thought to myself that I'd love to own one of them. However, when I was looking at buying I always seemed to get the impression that grey was one of those colours that didn't hold its value quite as well. Maybe purely psychological but for that reason I was put off.

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I have the same opinion with white paint. Remember when white was the default colour if you didn't want to/couldn't afford a more 'exotic' colour.
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I have the same opinion with white paint. Remember when white was the default colour if you didn't want to/couldn't afford a more 'exotic' colour.
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But as previously mentioned, each to their own, if you want a white/grey/black or even diarrhea brown... You do it and enjoy it
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Yup. All inclusive here...

Although I was walking out of work with some colleagues yesterday and one noticed a diarrhoea brown car in the car park. No one disagreed when one person piped up with "why would you buy a car that colour"...
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