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Offline king monkey

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Re: Golf R in the flesh
« Reply #10 on: 26 January 2021, 20:12 »
Of the three available colours, if I was buying one I’d get it in white - IMO the easiest of the three colour options to maintain, and it’s the free colour (what does ‘Additional costs may apply’ mean though if you choose white?). But hey, it’s good we don’t all like the same things. 

It does need the 19” Estoril alloys though. Standard wheels are :sick:; in my opinion of course.

Spot on about the alloys.
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Re: Golf R in the flesh
« Reply #11 on: 26 January 2021, 21:51 »
It does need the 19” Estoril alloys though. Standard wheels are :sick:; in my opinion of course.

Spot on about the alloys.

I much prefer the standard alloys. :whistle:

Volkswizard said something about having a bad experience with Lapiz blue and white being lower maintenance. :undecided:
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Re: Golf R in the flesh
« Reply #12 on: 26 January 2021, 22:01 »
It does need the 19” Estoril alloys though. Standard wheels are :sick:; in my opinion of course.

Spot on about the alloys.

I much prefer the standard alloys. :whistle:

Volkswizard said something about having a bad experience with Lapiz blue and white being lower maintenance. :undecided:

Mine is Lapiz and yes it’s absolutely lovely. Beautiful colour and probably my favourite I’ve ever had but it’s super soft and so easy to mark. Perhaps that says more about modern paints than Lapiz though.
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Re: Golf R in the flesh
« Reply #13 on: 26 January 2021, 22:08 »
It does need the 19” Estoril alloys though. Standard wheels are :sick:; in my opinion of course.

Spot on about the alloys.

I much prefer the standard alloys. :whistle:

Volkswizard said something about having a bad experience with Lapiz blue. Also, white being lower maintenance. :undecided:

It may have been how easily it is to unintentionally inflict swirls into Lapiz Blue paintwork, unless it gets washed using a very careful safe washing technique. Same also applies to any other dark coloured paint such as Deep Black Pearl. White paintwork will also suffer from swirling without a safe wash technique being used, but it will be far less visible. Hard water spotting will also be more of an issue on Lapiz and DBP than it will on White.
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Re: Golf R in the flesh
« Reply #14 on: 27 January 2021, 07:34 »
Volkswizard had a Mk7 R in Lapiz Blue (2014 I think?) and had some problems with it - check out his channel. Some of the problems related to the paintwork around the front of the car. From his latest video, I don't think he necessarily dislikes LB as a colour, more that it reminds him of his previous car and the problems he had with it. If you discount LB, you have black or white and black is possibly the worst colour for showing up scratches and marks.

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Re: Golf R in the flesh
« Reply #15 on: 27 January 2021, 10:27 »
For me it would be Lapiz Blue and only that if I was going for R. but yes there has been plenty written about the LB paint quality which puts people off and I think you are right Volkswizard had issues with his 2014 car and probably why he was(would be) keen to stick to white.

As for standard alloys, im not really a fan either but want to see they in the metal before I condemn them totally. I do feel they look too close to existing MK 8 wheel choices...but if you were looking for stealth car, that would work in your favour.

I will wait for lockdown and then maybe a tour of VW dealers to find a few to look at.
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Re: Golf R in the flesh
« Reply #17 on: 27 January 2021, 10:42 »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olPJw_ENkHk&t=14s

ha ha thanks @kmpowell yes I watched this the other night... I am no where near Wrexham so will have to make do with this video for timebeing.
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Re: Golf R in the flesh
« Reply #18 on: 27 January 2021, 10:43 »
Lapiz Blue or black is the only way forward

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Re: Golf R in the flesh
« Reply #19 on: 07 February 2021, 13:10 »
https://youtu.be/8e_IicpT664

I don't think this has been posted here yet...
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