Modified my 9 year old Audi A6 for aesthetics: Before & after pics

I was initially skeptical about getting such an old German machine aesthetically changed and investing a huge amount of money.

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Hello everyone,

It has been a long time since I was planning to get something substantially changed on my 2013 Audi A6 2.0 TDI.

Recently, I finally made up my mind and decided to go for a full-body repaint including changing the front bumper, vents and grille. The original colour of the car was Moonlight Blue, I got it changed to Tango Red which is mostly seen on the RS series Audis.

I am from Mumbai and have been following Autorounders since 2017. Even though at the back of my mind, I knew that I will be giving my car to them and no one else, I still thought of doing a bit of market research before making this decision. And boy, I wasn’t wrong. They have done a fabulous job on my car, and while taking the delivery it felt like she is straight out of the showroom.

The entire job took about 25 days from start to end. The team shared regular updates with me via WhatsApp and whenever they failed to give me any update, I used to go there by myself to check the progress of the work.

The paint material that they used is German Glasurit Paint, and if you are looking to get your car repainted, I wouldn’t look anywhere else. The finish and quality is mind-boggling. Although a little more expensive than other paint materials available in the market, Glasruit is absolutely worth it. The calipers and alloy wheels were also painted in the same material.

I was initially skeptical about getting such an old German machine aesthetically changed and investing a huge amount of money, but now I don’t regret my decision one bit. I would never want to sell this car now! There are certain performance upgrades that I am planning for the near future, but that calls for another micro-post.

Thank you for your time! I am sharing some photos of the makeover:

Here’s what GTO had to say on the matter:

Completely transformed your A6 . Congrats on a job well done. I am also a fan of holding onto cars for long, and continuously improving them with time. Your A6 now looks better than a new A6 . Best part is, because of Audi’s evolutionary design language, it looks just as contemporary as a 2022 A6. The layman will be hard-pressed to tell any difference between the different A6 generations (even A4s look all the same to me).

Also, do share the costs and work-in-process images.

I love the red colour and am certain your car is a head-turner on the road. But the one thing that worries me about a strip down to change the colour is that, the factory fit & finish is gone. Hence, I usually go for an overcoat (same colour) rather than change the shade. What’s your experience been?

Here’s what BHPian SinghShu had to say on the matter:

This looks really nice. The red really augments the beauty of A6.

I have one question though. A full body color in a different tone, wouldn’t this warrant a change in the RC as well? And if you have got it done, could you share the process of getting it updated. The only reason I don’t entertain the thoughts of repainting my car in a different color is to avoid hassles related to RC updates.

Here’s what BHPian rpunwani had to say on the matter:

The red looks lovely & sporty.

Very interested to know what procedure you will follow with the RTO for RC as the original colour is mentioned on the RC card.

Your success in the above will benefit many. Good Luck.

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