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Old 18-06-2018, 04:49 PM   #1
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How can I get such finish? (Audi Daytona Grey wet look)

I've come across this attached picture on an Audi page on Instagram and was instantly stricken by the finish of this RS7. Deep wet, it just looks so attaractive to me and being the proud owner of a 2017 Daytona Grey Audi A4, the kid in me instantly wanted the same look for my own car.

I hope it is the real deal and not some sort of photoshop

Hence I'm here; seeking opinions on whether you think it's possible to get such look on my 1.5 year old car and how this can be achieved (preferably with reasonably priced products, e.g. Bilt Hambers).

Thanks for all inputs.
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Old 18-06-2018, 07:11 PM   #2
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If its on the Audi Official page, there's probably a degree of Photoshop used, to aid marketing. This is only my opinion. As for a wet look, Scholl S40 is a good polish to try (with a polishing machine of course). A glaze, followed by the application of a highly glossy wax, will compliment the finish further.

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Old 18-06-2018, 08:30 PM   #3
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That has absolutely absolutely had a filter applied. Had the contrast bumped right up.
this has had a similar filter applied and is very subtle in the colour tweaking.


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Old 18-06-2018, 08:59 PM   #4
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Scholl s40 followed by Menzerna power lock got me close to the Audi photo on a dark grey Nissan Juke. But there looks to be some photoshop sculldugary going on.
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I hate to say it, but you will need to turn on the Instagram filters. This is the danger of taking such images seriously, apparently all girls have perfect bums, and all cars are swirl free and glossy

Lighting and filters, lighting and filters
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I hate to say it, but you will need to turn on the Instagram filters. This is the danger of taking such images seriously, apparently all girls have perfect bums, and all cars are swirl free and glossy

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What do you mean do they not. I'm gutted......

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What do you mean do they not. I'm gutted......

Next you'll be telling me Santa isn't real
Take a seat son, we need to talk.....
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Thanks for all the replies guys. I did have a bit of scepticism around the picture having probably been edited but being a newbie I wasn't 100% sure about that and thought I'd check with you lot. I do quite like the finish though, it looks ace
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Scholl s40 followed by Menzerna power lock got me close to the Audi photo on a dark grey Nissan Juke. But there looks to be some photoshop sculldugary going on.
Thanks Paul. Never heard of this before, and now that I've checked them out these do look good to me. Will defo be exploring them in more detail.

One question though. I still haven't got as far as getting myself a polishing machine yet So can I apply the S40 by hand or would it be useless without a machine? Are there any other products similar to it that can be applied by hand? Cheers!
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Old 19-06-2018, 11:37 AM   #10
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Changing the contrast etc doesnt change the finish on the car, just the way our eyes see it, and our brain translates, which is obviously completely different to the way a camera sees things.

Photoshop manipulation is another thing.

My VIz Top Tip:
If you want that wet deep contrast look, just wear polarizing lens sunglasses when you look at your car. - in order to see it in its best light.
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