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Hello! So I've only had my new Q3 for 4 days, and I'm scheduled today to drop her off for pinstriping. Realizing that many think of striping as "so yesterday," I am still a fan because it makes my car stand out from the rest. I hate having a car that looks like a bunch of others.

I'm just going to have two slim lines from front to back on each side, in varying shades of lavender/pink, with the Audi rings in purple toward the back.

My question is: is it okay to do this process to a car with paint that is so new? Does the factory paint process bake and seal it so it's not delicate once delivered? Please advise!!

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Oh, here's a (very rough) draft of what I'm getting done.
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Hello! So I've only had my new Q3 for 4 days, and I'm scheduled today to drop her off for pinstriping. Realizing that many think of striping as "so yesterday," I am still a fan because it makes my car stand out from the rest. I hate having a car that looks like a bunch of others.

I'm just going to have two slim lines from front to back on each side, in varying shades of lavender/pink, with the Audi rings in purple toward the back.

My question is: is it okay to do this process to a car with paint that is so new? Does the factory paint process bake and seal it so it's not delicate once delivered? Please advise!!

Thank you.
Your paint is now about or at least 30 days old so I think you'll be fine - please take a few pics of your result - I for one would like to see it

How are they going to do the rings - just curious ...


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If done correctly, it will look very nice, I think


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Excellent, I like it! you sure don't waste any time now do you!!!

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Hope you're not violating any copyright laws with those rings. Audi may come after you! wink wink.


it will give your car a distinctive differential vs all the other white Q3s. Nice.

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Oh, you guys are the BEST!! I am happily surprised by your response - I thought for sure that a group full of men would poo poo the idea. Both of my teenagers have thoroughly poo pooed it!

I am an original, and I definitely like my car to be also. On my past FOUR vehicles, I've had the same detail guy do the same thing - a double swirly line on each side, with pink & purple hearts. Now, I'm pretty sure you guys WOULD have turned THAT one down! But for my first REALLY classy car, I decided to tone it down and try to make it less "fru-fru." I am so proud that my labors in repairing my credit have scored me an A tier approval by Audi Finance, that I want to draw Audi rings all over everything! (And yes cableguy, I did ponder the copyright significance...but I mean really, this is going to be ON an Audi, so...haha.)

I've been chatting this up with my detail guy since I ordered the car, and we both agreed that this one needs to be classy. He liked my design. When I first presented it to him, I wanted the rings to be silver. He does this all in paint, so he said if I wanted silver, he'd have to the rings in vinyl, because apparently silver detail paint doesn't hold up. Well, I didn't want to mix vinyl with paint, so I changed the rings to purple. Pink & purple are pretty much my thing. I'm REALLY particular about the colors he uses, and I usually beat this poor guy up with details about as badly as I beat up my Audi dealer. But he's still willing to do business with me, so hey!

So I went to Lowes yesterday and spent about 30 minutes perusing colors. I brought home the sample cards of the colors I want, and I just created another mock-up of what I want (attached).

I'm so happy that you all approve! I will definitely share with you when it's complete. The bummer is that I have to drive some piece of poo rental car for one day. Oh well.
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I have to admit the addition of pinstriping took me back to a VAG product from another era, the Scirocco....
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I have to admit the addition of pinstriping took me back to a VAG product from another era, the Scirocco....
Okay, okay. But it's a subtle way to personalize!!
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Not so subtle on the second iteration!!!!

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