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Best Accent Color for DSG

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  1. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    It’s polar vortex time in Michigan so it’s also the perfect time to completely overhaul the engine bay/brakes on my TT DSG Termi. Much like most of you I’m BIG on attention to detail but I cannot stand overkill when it comes to accent colors. I like tasteful with a splash of color in the right places. Then again sometimes just a variety of silver tones with no color make for a really classy presentation.

    For sure I know I have the following colors/textures:
    Gloss DSG
    Polished metal
    Satin aluminum
    Various Satin and gloss blacks

    Which final color(s) should I introduce? I should also add that I’m not a standard red/ ford blue guy. If I’m adding a color I want it to be unique.

    Here’s the bay I’m working with. Blank slate. I’ll be removing most if not all metal visible for either powder or polish to include both intakes, valve covers, all brackets, coolant tubes, the works. IMG_5639.jpg
     
  2. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Last year I did my mystic in all bronze chrome (satin, flat and gloss) to accentuate the root beer tones in evening light IMG_4942.JPG
     
  3. BlckBox04

    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Established Member

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    Can never go wrong with black. Red or blue probably wouldn't look so bad either.
     
  4. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    If any of you other DSG guys with detailed bays feel like dropping a pic please feel free!


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    ^^^ I really like the black accents throughout your engine bay, including the blower. The red battery is a nice touch, too.
     
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    Semi gloss black is a nice color also.
     
  8. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    03 Cobra DSG Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Harpellautofab.com his products are top quality and he can pretty much make them in any color combo. He makes some other trick pieces for our cars as well.


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    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    clean! couldn't find a price on his site though
     
  11. DSG2003Mach1

    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Still need to have the piping to the TB redone and get it all powder coated something similar to dsg.


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  12. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    all very clean looking! Keep em coming guys! Nobody likes pops of color to go with their sinister blacks and grays? I'm having two sets of cam covers powdercoated right now (Orange pearl and bright Atlantic blue) to see which ones mesh best
     
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    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    maybe if I had some other theme going...I did the VCs to match the shaker then did everything around that. I'm basically leaving the polished head unit as the thing to stand out
     
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    Too bad they couldn't close the gap around the hood latch, but I understand why it's there based on the stamped piece.
     
  15. 1Kona_Venom

    1Kona_Venom A&P Mechanic Premium Member Established Member

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    There was a BADASS '03 DSG back in the day for sale on here. The whole engine bay was dolled up.
    And I thought I had pics saved of it, can't find em

    Stainless Steel braided lines
    Polished
    Chrome

    are the best accent colors for DSG
     

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