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    Veteran Member Four Rings WinterRunner's Avatar
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    refinishing stock wheels

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    Hi, my dealer (Audi Westwood) has tried twice now to match the OEM TI wheel color using their wheel service company. I was of course refunded my money after they came out much darker than OEM (anthracite-ish color) and am looking to find alternate shops to paint the wheels. My question is, finishing code: 8AU? Is that correct, and is there an actual paint code, or just the finishing code? I want my wheels to be OEM finished.

    Thanks!
    09' R8 Daytona/CF 4.2 V8
    ~Avior exhaust & black tips~LEDs~10mm Spulen spacers~OEM euro mirrors~CF S-wheel~
    ~FeynLab ceramic~Xpel'd~35%Tints~Black rings/grille~3 pedals~No questions asked~

    Past:
    08' Daytona/Ti RS4 (dearly missed)
    05.5' Dolphin S4

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    Veteran Member Four Rings WinterRunner's Avatar
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    Bump, no official reply?
    09' R8 Daytona/CF 4.2 V8
    ~Avior exhaust & black tips~LEDs~10mm Spulen spacers~OEM euro mirrors~CF S-wheel~
    ~FeynLab ceramic~Xpel'd~35%Tints~Black rings/grille~3 pedals~No questions asked~

    Past:
    08' Daytona/Ti RS4 (dearly missed)
    05.5' Dolphin S4

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterRunner View Post
    Bump, no official reply?
    99% sure that code is correct

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    Ok this may help - I see you posted in it too lol ---> https://www.audizine.com/forum/showt...de-ly7p-or-8au


    might as well post this ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e5w6g_72EM

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    Veteran Member Four Rings WinterRunner's Avatar
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    Update: Audi Inskip of Warwick RI attempted, and it came out awful! I am now on my 4th attempt, and 3rd dealership to try and hit this finish. Inskip is going to "try" some spray outs to match the color, but I'm pretty disappointed thus far on how OFFICIAL AUDI dealerships can't fix a simple thing like this.

    Audi Westwood MA failed 2 times (refunded completely)
    Audi Brookline refused to attempt
    Audi Inskip Warwick tried now and failed. (Are working on a 2nd attempt now)

    I am going crazy, I just want an OEM finish! Too much to ask?
    09' R8 Daytona/CF 4.2 V8
    ~Avior exhaust & black tips~LEDs~10mm Spulen spacers~OEM euro mirrors~CF S-wheel~
    ~FeynLab ceramic~Xpel'd~35%Tints~Black rings/grille~3 pedals~No questions asked~

    Past:
    08' Daytona/Ti RS4 (dearly missed)
    05.5' Dolphin S4

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    Veteran Member Four Rings WinterRunner's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstallion View Post
    Ok this may help - I see you posted in it too lol ---> https://www.audizine.com/forum/showt...de-ly7p-or-8au


    might as well post this ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e5w6g_72EM
    Thank you man!
    09' R8 Daytona/CF 4.2 V8
    ~Avior exhaust & black tips~LEDs~10mm Spulen spacers~OEM euro mirrors~CF S-wheel~
    ~FeynLab ceramic~Xpel'd~35%Tints~Black rings/grille~3 pedals~No questions asked~

    Past:
    08' Daytona/Ti RS4 (dearly missed)
    05.5' Dolphin S4

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    Veteran Member Four Rings b6bydesign04's Avatar
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    There's much debate over LY7P vs. L8AU. I've tried calling Audi Parts at my local dealer and even they didn't know (they actually tried convincing me the mirrors only came in silver ). I went ahead and ordered a Dr Colorchip kit in LY7P for some rock chips on my mirrors, so I guess I'll find out soon when I go to fill them if I got the right color code.
    -Sean
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    Veteran Member Four Rings WinterRunner's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by b6bydesign04 View Post
    There's much debate over LY7P vs. L8AU. I've tried calling Audi Parts at my local dealer and even they didn't know (they actually tried convincing me the mirrors only came in silver ). I went ahead and ordered a Dr Colorchip kit in LY7P for some rock chips on my mirrors, so I guess I'll find out soon when I go to fill them if I got the right color code.
    I know LY7P is correct for the RS4 Ti wheels, I think they are different for the R8 though. Dealers often know little to nothing, steering people in wrong directions, etc. It sucks, but not surprising.
    09' R8 Daytona/CF 4.2 V8
    ~Avior exhaust & black tips~LEDs~10mm Spulen spacers~OEM euro mirrors~CF S-wheel~
    ~FeynLab ceramic~Xpel'd~35%Tints~Black rings/grille~3 pedals~No questions asked~

    Past:
    08' Daytona/Ti RS4 (dearly missed)
    05.5' Dolphin S4



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