Author Topic: Anyone got Shadow Blue with their Mk 6 GTI?  (Read 12807 times)

Offline Tailpipe

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Anyone got Shadow Blue with their Mk 6 GTI?
« on: 12 October 2009, 17:17 »
If anyone has opted for a new GTI in Shadow Blue, would you mind posting a picture of it. Thanks very much in anticipation.

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Re: Anyone got Shadow Blue with their Mk 6 GTI?
« Reply #1 on: 12 October 2009, 17:24 »
Sorry not very good photos. The redish tinge on most of them is my stupid cameraphone. (1st 2 photos below i photoshopped it out) :angry:


























Couple of photos of shadow blue i got off the net.








Heres a picture with a better camera take by RR to show what it looks like close up





« Last Edit: 22 November 2009, 15:39 by Snoopy »
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Re: Anyone got Shadow Blue with their Mk 6 GTI?
« Reply #2 on: 12 October 2009, 17:48 »
Odd colour, Shadow blue. I had it on a company Passat a couple of years ago and it kind of looked okay on that, but I've always thought it looks wrong on the Golf - Mk5 or Mk6.
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Re: Anyone got Shadow Blue with their Mk 6 GTI?
« Reply #3 on: 12 October 2009, 17:54 »
It does not photograph well thats for sure.  :sad: You have to see it in the flesh in sunlight and shade to make your mind up if its for you or not its a very marmite colour.
I have found most old people like it but young don't.
My personal view is i find it makes the GTI look more upmarket,classy and understated.
Most people don't want that from a GTI so go for the red/white/black or one of the many shades of gray with a hint of colour.
« Last Edit: 12 October 2009, 18:16 by Snoopy »
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Re: Anyone got Shadow Blue with their Mk 6 GTI?
« Reply #4 on: 12 October 2009, 18:16 »
I had Shadow Blue on a Golf Plus a few years ago. It looked nice in the brochure, but when I saw it I regretted my choice.

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Re: Anyone got Shadow Blue with their Mk 6 GTI?
« Reply #5 on: 12 October 2009, 22:45 »
Is this shadow blue?


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Re: Anyone got Shadow Blue with their Mk 6 GTI?
« Reply #6 on: 12 October 2009, 22:47 »
Is this shadow blue?

I'd say yes.
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Re: Anyone got Shadow Blue with their Mk 6 GTI?
« Reply #7 on: 13 October 2009, 11:29 »
Hi Snoopy,

Thank you so much for posting the pictures. Totally agree with you that it is a Marmite colour. I happen to love it!!

Hard to say which colour is best: Shadow Blue, Black, or United Grey.

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Re: Anyone got Shadow Blue with their Mk 6 GTI?
« Reply #8 on: 13 October 2009, 17:27 »
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Re: Anyone got Shadow Blue with their Mk 6 GTI?
« Reply #9 on: 13 October 2009, 20:09 »
The first dealer I went to showed me a Shadow Blue Passat, and it seemed very dark to me.  This was confirmed by seeing the sample paint on display.

Of course the Blue Graphite is too dark for my taste too, but since they didn't have a lighter blue I thought it would be more subtle than the Shadow Blue.

In case anyone missed it, here it is again.



I saw a sports coupe this afternoon in a colour I would have killed for.  Subtle sort of powder blue shade, but more medium than light.  Very very nice.

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