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  • Anthracite & Silver

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    I'm considering adding some graphics to my autocross car, Pepper (Hot Pepper Red). With a lot of help, I've narrowed it down to the following two schemes. Which do you like best?

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    I like 1.
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    I like one better as well.

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    Not my car so can not decide for you. I like 1, but dont see on the picture if the graphics continue above the windows onto roof/spoiler?
    From beneath the rear window --> onto spoiler, from underneath mirror onto roof?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thieske View Post
    Not my car so can not decide for you.
    Absolutely! Crowdsourced opinions will influence my decision, but there's always more to consider.


    I like 1, but dont see on the picture if the graphics continue above the windows onto roof/spoiler?
    They are just side graphics. In the long run, for big events, there are protected spaces for event sponsors and prize contingency sponsors, so it is important not to infringe those areas. Although the rear & roof are not reserved at this time, I might find a way to make use of them.
    Pepper was hatched from the dealer nest on 15 July 2018 after being laid by the factory in April 2018.

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    I'll have to chime in and say #1 for sure, just looks better for contrast colors and such

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    I like the first one better. The grey adds some contrast to it.

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    I went with color option 1, which is anthracite & silver.

    Catalogue | street-race.org - high quality car stickers, car decals and vehicle graphics took a week to process my order and put it in the mail. About another two weeks, maybe a little less, to get from UK, through customs, and over here to the west coast USA. The tube was simply taped on the ends rather than having a watertight enclosure and customs had obviously knifed it open to have a peek. Even though I had them use "sign for delivery", it apparently doesn't translate into the USA postal service as the mailman just dropped the tube off in our mailbox without getting a signature, so save your money when ordering from the USA.

    Being an autocrosser, I've installed a fair share of simple decals over the years, so figured this wouldn't be too tough to install. I was mostly right, but my skills were not quite as good as I thought, so the passenger side definitely has some amateur mistakes (vinyl stretch, bubbles & poor placement from not enough solution). Driver's side came out much better and I'll probably order another kit to redo the passenger side. When I examined the mockups and pondered the color combos, I totally missed that the forward-most diagonal stripe goes over the rear door handle; door handles are definitely beyond my skills, so I repositioned those stripes to avoid the door handles, which makes the rear appear more "Audi" than intended. Applying the vinyl to the lower sills was probably the hardest bit because the sills move too easily when you're squeeging; they're only plastic panels and flex a lot under any meaningful pressure!

    Only other thing worth mentioning is that anthracite (metallic) is probably not dark enough, as it can be hard to see the pattern due to glare. Their dark grey is lighter, so one would have to pick black to provide the desired contrast and I think that's too dark, too bleak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gemery View Post
    When I examined the mockups and pondered the color combos, I totally missed that the forward-most diagonal stripe goes over the rear door handle; door handles are definitely beyond my skills, so I repositioned those stripes to avoid the door handles, which makes the rear appear more "Audi" than intended.
    Don't you hate when your brain solves problems a day or two later? If you thought "he could have taken the door handles off to work around them", then congratulations, you're several steps ahead of me!
    Pepper was hatched from the dealer nest on 15 July 2018 after being laid by the factory in April 2018.

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    I actually like the way it looks on the car vs the concept. That being said, why not put that money into making the car drive better? Tires wear out fast and aren't exactly cheap.

 

 
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