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Phantom Black vs Brilliant Black

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by DaveW, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. DaveW
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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    Hi,
    my wife has ordered a brand new Sportback Technik model. She originally wanted a Brilliant Black one (same as my A4 :sm4:), however, the only black model available was in Phantom Black.
    Has anyone got any pics of a Phantim Black Sportback, just to get an idea of how one would look? We saw an R8 at the weekend in Phantom Black, but you can;t really make a comparison to that :drool:
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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    Phantom Black every day of the week.
    Having prevuiously owned a briliant black A3 I found it difficult to mainatin the clean look and was told by many a paint expert that flat black (ie brilliant) is one of the hardest cars to keep clean.
    Phanotm black just somehow looks 'blacker'. Its a deeper more special looking colour IMHO.
    Hope this helps
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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    heres some pics.. a couple were just after it was detailed (ones with original wheels) the others are more recent.. its a great colour but a bitch in terms of swirls and keeping clean, but arent all blacks???

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    given you a few different angles to get the idea... as already mentioned its a very deep black..
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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    ?:detective2:
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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    I am stuck with a Brillant black A4 and wish i had the metallic alternative

    Phantom Black FTW
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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    Phantom all the way, black will always suffer from swirl marks etc but you will be better off with this option.
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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    All blacks are a nightmare , they do look the biz when cleaned , phantom black is the way to go,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Another vote for the phantom ...
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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    My A5 was phantom black, and that was hard enough to keep clean, flat black is even worse!! If you have to have either then Phantom Black without a shadow of a doubt!
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