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Offline jayboy

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Metallic black vs Solid black on a Mk5 Golf GTI
« on: 13 October 2009, 16:38 »
Hi

I am currently looking at purchasing a MK5 Golf GTI, from looking at the pictures I assumed that it was a metallic black as it looked really "glossy". However I have since found out that it is in fact the solid black.

Is this a cause for concern?

Its an 05 plate and I reckon I'll keep the car for about 5 years.

Grateful for any views.

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Re: Metallic black vs Solid black on a Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #1 on: 13 October 2009, 19:01 »
Solid black all the way. mine was solid black and it looked alot better than any met I have ever seen. When clean it produces a much deeper shine too  :cool: :wink:

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Re: Metallic black vs Solid black on a Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #2 on: 13 October 2009, 21:57 »
I have the pearlescent black. In the sunlight, you can see the range of colours.

It's okay but I personally would have preferred solid black. As said above, when properly detailed it can look like wet paint.

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Re: Metallic black vs Solid black on a Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #3 on: 14 October 2009, 09:48 »
Solid black = winner ;) :cool:



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Re: Metallic black vs Solid black on a Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #4 on: 14 October 2009, 13:09 »
Solid black EVERY time ;)



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Re: Metallic black vs Solid black on a Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #5 on: 14 October 2009, 13:14 »
Solid black EVERY time ;)



God, that looks lush - but you must spend all your time keeping it like that!  :cool: :cool:
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Re: Metallic black vs Solid black on a Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #6 on: 14 October 2009, 13:28 »
Thanks :)

Not actually that bad tbh. Bit sh1tty at the moment  - looks more like my old Scooby rally slag!!!LOL!!! :evil:

Gets treated to a wash/wax almost every week.

Waiting until the Spring, then I'll get it detailed properly.
In the meantime, just building up a nice wax layer to keep it going through the Winter :)

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Re: Metallic black vs Solid black on a Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #7 on: 14 October 2009, 19:57 »
I have pearlescent and it does look good when all shiny. Just need to wash and wax it regularly to keep it that way.

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Re: Metallic black vs Solid black on a Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #8 on: 14 October 2009, 21:10 »
Here's a close up of pearlescent:



And the whole car:




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Re: Metallic black vs Solid black on a Mk5 Golf GTI
« Reply #9 on: 14 October 2009, 21:21 »
Well I think its fair to say they both look stunning when clean.....don't think I am gonna let the fact that the car is solid black put me off. The metallic and solid look lovely imo.