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I was wondering if anyone has An S3 spider with a non original color.

I recently purchased my S3 this summer and I’m looking to repaint it, but I may want to go outside the box with a different color.

I’m not looking to resell the car anytime soon so I’m not worried about resale value.

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Hey There, new to this forum!

I was wondering if anyone has An S3 spider with a non original color.

I recently purchased my S3 this summer and I’m looking to repaint it, but I may want to go outside the box with a different color.

I’m not looking to resell the car anytime soon so I’m not worried about resale value.

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You may want to consider wrapping it rather than painting it if you want to go outside the box color wise. That way it’s totally reversible. That’s what I did with my BMW motorcycle.

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I say "Your car, your choice!"
I'm changing mine slightly from black to metallic black. P/O already painted over the original of proto-type yellow and the black is kinda dull in comparison to the newer metallic colors.
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that's a nice blue & 2 wheels (BMW) :thumbup1: look good any color.
 

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I'm definitely in the camp of "do what makes you happy." S3 cars are not likely to ever (at least in my lifetime) command any premiums for originality. In addition to non-original paint, I have also gone with non-original front air dam, non-original side mirrors, non-original wheels, non-original rear spoiler, and a lot of other "non-original" things.
 

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I've just had my s4 spider painted vesuvio grey(a modern alfa colour) it looks amazing in the sun light.i've had the car 25 years and hope to have it another 25.So resale value not a problem.


I’m looking at a similar Grey just a bit darker. This gives me a great idea on how good grey looks on these cars. Especially with our black bumpers. I’m considering something like this but a bit darker.



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I'm definitely in the camp of "do what makes you happy." S3 cars are not likely to ever (at least in my lifetime) command any premiums for originality. In addition to non-original paint, I have also gone with non-original front air dam, non-original side mirrors, non-original wheels, non-original rear spoiler, and a lot of other "non-original" things.


Just out of curiosity where did you get those wheels and mirrors. Mind sharing what you paid as well?


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Just out of curiosity where did you get those wheels and mirrors. Mind sharing what you paid as well?
I bought the wheels on eBay from a seller called A Spec Wheels. Search for "Rota wheels" and "Alfa Romeo Spider" and you will find the seller. It looks like they are now charging $569 for a set (free shipping in US).

The mirrors are from Classic Alfa -- They are not plug-and-play as the spacing between the bolts is different than the original mirrors. Thus, if you are going to replace the mirrors, you should do that at the time you paint.
 

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The official rule reads: Whomever is financing the painting of a vehicle shall have sole discretion in choices of color, etc...

Mary Kay pink if that is what you want...unless someone else is paying.

One member here did use a Honda silver that is just phenomenal. Should I ever reach a repaint on my '73, that's the color I hope somebody will pay for my car to be.
 
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