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Hello everyone!
I thought I'd share a few pics of my nutmeg brown R line, which I picked up this morning uncleaned inside and out. It's gone to a detailer who will spend the next three days cleaning it etc and then apply a ceramic coat.

Better pics to follow once the detail is complete.
 

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Must admit I like the colour :D
 

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I don't normally like brown, but that really looks good and suits the car
 

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Wow AzTig :eek: this is a stunning colour i must admit. Never seen it before anywhere i think. I assume that was not an easy choice to take i assume but the final result is impressive...Congrats and Enjoy :D
 

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AzTig said:
Hello everyone!
I thought I'd share a few pics of my nutmeg brown R line, which I picked up this morning uncleaned inside and out. It's gone to a detailer who will spend the next three days cleaning it etc and then apply a ceramic coat.

Better pics to follow once the detail is complete.
Hi AzTig,

First nutmeg brown I have seen and it looks great and no doubt looks even better stood next to it, enjoy and safe happy driving.
 

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Thanks for the kind words everyone. I ordered this blind and took a gamble but I'm chuffed to bits with the colour and how it sits on the shapes and lines of the R line.
 

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fortune favours the brave! I wouldn't have had the guts to order a brown car blind. Having seen the pictures though, your car looks absolutely awesome, its an opulent looking brown that works well on the Tiguan.
 

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Nice colour, not seen the brown before, but looks nice now I've seen it. 👍

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Certainly looks better in flesh than on the paint chart :eek: looks 'Brill' :cool: :p
 

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Good choice. Looks very classy. :)
 

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Have to admit on paper I would never pick brown

But that car looks really nice in the colour

Can't wait to see once it's been detailed it will look amazing

Enjoy your car man
 

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Very classy enjoy
 

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Looks great mate enjoy
Looking at tha rear bumper rhs is that a paint defect or just a reflection remember seeing something like that on a previous thread
 

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Very nice looking motor! I like many others would be put off initially to be honest but that colour looks great!
 

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As said above, a brave move that's paid off. I doubt that VW would offer a brown that didn't look great but all the same that's going to be a fairly unique colour out on the roads.
 

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Lovely motor , great colour choice .

One question , and forgive my ignorance , but why does a day old car need 3 days of cleaning / detailing . How has it got so dirty so quickly?!!😗
 

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Brand new cars pick up a lot of dirt and contaminants during transport from the factory to the dealer. For example a car is typically transported via train to the ferry port and then via a open car transporter once on the other side.

Basically I and a lot of other people don't trust dealers to wash and prepare their new cars without inducing swirl marks into brand new paintwork.

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Lovely motor , great colour choice .

One question , and forgive my ignorance , but why does a day old car need 3 days of cleaning / detailing . How has it got so dirty so quickly?!!😗
 

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Are these ceramic coatings really that effective or just snake oil? Was sold a treatment by the salesman on our last car that was frankly a waste of money, wasn't anything advance but claimed to protect paintwork and help keep the car clean and be a protective layer. Wife slathered kids in sun lotion 6 months later and the etched hand prints are still on the car :x Didn't do anything as far as I could tell other than empty my wallet to the tune of £300.

This time around thankfully kids are slightly more grown up and wife will hopefully understand that "it's only a car, what are you so annoyed about?" will not be a suitable response.

Obviously my experience above is that of being sold something by a dealer for them to make some extra cash. A detailer probably a/ does a better job, and b/ their reputation relies on a good and effective job.

I'm willing to pay for this if it really will give a level of protection, make the car easier to clean and doesn't require constant specialist attention to keep that protection and appearance up. I accept that you are likely to need to get it re-done every three years or so (though maybe the honeymoon period will be over by then?).

Have heard good things about Gtechniq.
 

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Gtechniq is good brand which makes some great stuff. I'm having a few kamikaze products applied and the reviews have been glowing.

In my humble opinion anything applied by a dealership will be applied incorrectly and/or not last very long.
Ease of washing post ceramic coating is one of the major advantages for me. A ceramic coat correctly applied should last approx 2 years.
 
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