Ultimate 1.6T Owner!

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Y0shster
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Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:39 pm
Astra Model: Ultimate 1.6T
Astra Options: Adaptive Cruise Control, AGR Seats
Astra Colour: Lava Red

Ultimate 1.6T Owner!

Post by Y0shster » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:08 pm

Hi Everyone!

I have on order a Lava Red 1.6T Ultimate! Unfortunately, this means a 12 week wait for the build, but soon enough it'll be here! Will be a stark difference from the Corsa C 1.2 that I currently drive :lol:

Any other owners with Red Astra's got the VX protect on their paint? First red car and worried about the paint fade, although this VX protect supposedly stops that happening for the lifetime of the car.


Scotty_b
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Joined: Tue May 30, 2017 9:11 pm
Astra Model: 1.4T 150 Sri
Astra Options: Flux Capacitor
Astra Colour: Summit White

Re: Ultimate 1.6T Owner!

Post by Scotty_b » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:36 pm

Doubt it'll fade at all if you keep it maintained at least twice a year.
Astra K 1.4T 150 SRi, Summit white. De-Chromed with gloss black.


Y0shster
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:39 pm
Astra Model: Ultimate 1.6T
Astra Options: Adaptive Cruise Control, AGR Seats
Astra Colour: Lava Red

Re: Ultimate 1.6T Owner!

Post by Y0shster » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:10 pm

Scotty_b wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:36 pm
Doubt it'll fade at all if you keep it maintained at least twice a year.
Reassuring!, Cheers


Green480
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Re: Ultimate 1.6T Owner!

Post by Green480 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:33 pm

Nice, although i’ve Got a 3 week wait for mine and it’s already killing me! Your patience must be exemplary....


kjns
Posts: 61
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Astra Model: ST 1.4T 150hp AT
Astra Colour: Power Red
Location: Finland

Re: Ultimate 1.6T Owner!

Post by kjns » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:21 am

Y0shster wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:08 pm
First red car and worried about the paint fade, although this VX protect supposedly stops that happening for the lifetime of the car.
Hi, and congrats on the new car!

I also own a red Astra, though it's the power red variant. The non-metallic "brilliant" colors of Opel/Vauxhall also have a layer of lacquer over the paint, so as long as the surface stays in shape you the color shouldn't fade. I have seen 10+ years old Astra Hs on the road with perfect red paint still on them. I have also seen some that had faded paint, but those cars also looked like they were not maintained properly, so by my subjective observations I concluded that if you wash and wax your car regularly the paint will keep looking good for a long time.


Frostie36
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Re: Ultimate 1.6T Owner!

Post by Frostie36 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:53 am

I think the days of worrying about red paint on cars is long gone, especially if you properly maintain it, my very first car was a red astra, m reg and the paint, while looking dull, was still very much a red colour.

I now have a red astra k, regularly wash it and a few times a year I apply meguiars ultimate liquid wax, I use it more often if the layer of wax has been worn down by the elements.

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Scotty_b
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Astra Model: 1.4T 150 Sri
Astra Options: Flux Capacitor
Astra Colour: Summit White

Re: Ultimate 1.6T Owner!

Post by Scotty_b » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:46 pm

I'm sure all red care are clear coated these days and are water based meaning they won't fade.
Astra K 1.4T 150 SRi, Summit white. De-Chromed with gloss black.


Ivanzu
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Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:50 am
Astra Model: 1.4T
Astra Colour: Power Red

Re: Ultimate 1.6T Owner!

Post by Ivanzu » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:26 pm

Get fusso coat, it lasts really long time.


Y0shster
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:39 pm
Astra Model: Ultimate 1.6T
Astra Options: Adaptive Cruise Control, AGR Seats
Astra Colour: Lava Red

Re: Ultimate 1.6T Owner!

Post by Y0shster » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:00 am

Thanks everyone for confirming that it won't fade!


davesd1
Posts: 42
Joined: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:22 pm
Astra Model: Elite 1.6 Diesel 136
Astra Options: Parking sensors
Astra Colour: Lava Red

Re: Ultimate 1.6T Owner!

Post by davesd1 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:13 pm

I've had a Lava red Elite since last December,few little chips already.Their are another three red Astra's in my road,a 51,14 and a15.The 51 has turned pink,but the 14 and 15,no problem.


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