Panther Black

RyyC

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Anyone got a panther black s3 or just has some good pictures? Think i'm going to spec it but for over £700 want to be sure (never seen one in the flesh)

Cheers

Ry.
 

Snake Pliskin

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As posted on other thread pal.

Looks amazing but so so much hard work to keep looking good & maintain.

If you are prepared to put the work in cleaning more than once a week or don't mind your car looking dirty very quickly then you will love it as its a spectacular black ...

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RyyC

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As posted on other thread pal.

Looks amazing but so so much hard work to keep looking good & maintain.

If you are prepared to put the work in cleaning more than once a week or don't mind your car looking dirty very quickly then you will love it as its a spectacular black ...

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Looks the business! What sort of cleaning routine? I would be getting it detailed straight away then would a good wash every weekend work?
 

S32B

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Black = nightmare, mine was cleaned last weekend, this is it today in less than 90 miles:

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Snake Pliskin

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Actually I didn't get the TTS detailed so on reflection that may help considerably.

Get a really good coat of wax and / or sealer then keep it topped up where needed and that will help for sure.

My biggest issue was rain !

Even if the car was just stood stationary in rain ( especially summer showers followed by hot drying sun ) and the water marks were so annoying.

Drive just a few yards in rain and immediate same problem ... it is a labour of love keeping black I'm afraid.

When clean it looks amazing - just go in with your eyes open that the cleaning may need to be a bit more regular than some other colours and you'll be fine :sunglasses:
 

RyyC

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Actually I didn't get the TTS detailed so on reflection that may help considerably.

Get a really good coat of wax and / or sealer then keep it topped up where needed and that will help for sure.

My biggest issue was rain !

Even if the car was just stood stationary in rain ( especially summer showers followed by hot drying sun ) and the water marks were so annoying.

Drive just a few yards in rain and immediate same problem ... it is a labour of love keeping black I'm afraid.

When clean it looks amazing - just go in with your eyes open that the cleaning may need to be a bit more regular than some other colours and you'll be fine :sunglasses:
Yeah i enjoy cleaning cars. However just moved house so really struggling with space to do it. Old driveway was perfect but now just have a garage thats detatched and further down the ****** road. Would have to use the pressure washers up the road i think at the garage! Dont trust any car wash places around blackburn unless anyone can reccommend?
 
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Simonb1975

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Used to have a Panther black focus. Gave up trying to clean it. Absolute nightmare. Unless you have OCD.
 
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Simonb1975

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Started once a week but just doesn't last. Current car is glacier white. that dirties easy but a quick jet wash and it's as good as new. None of these detailing shenanigans required to remove swirls etc.
 

Snake Pliskin

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Panther black at its impressive best .....


 

Andyescos

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A few of mine.

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henningB

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To me it's even lovely when it's not clean:rapture:
 

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Scottyg

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Would never have another black car. As said, they look stunning in the dry summer weather (did I say dry?). However, that last till the end of the road you live on. I love detailing cars but the black was simply too much work. If you don't clean it properly, everytime or have a slight mishap, then it'll mark, swirl or scratch before you can say 'I wish I bought Floret Silver'. Don't say I didn't warn you. :friends:
 

RyyC

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Would never have another black car. As said, they look stunning in the dry summer weather (did I say dry?). However, that last till the end of the road you live on. I love detailing cars but the black was simply too much work. If you don't clean it properly, everytime or have a slight mishap, then it'll mark, swirl or scratch before you can say 'I wish I bought Floret Silver'. Don't say I didn't warn you. :friends:
You're putting me off lol!

Either that or white which gets filthy too!
 

Snake Pliskin

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Would never have another black car. As said, they look stunning in the dry summer weather (did I say dry?). However, that last till the end of the road you live on. I love detailing cars but the black was simply too much work. If you don't clean it properly, everytime or have a slight mishap, then it'll mark, swirl or scratch before you can say 'I wish I bought Floret Silver'. Don't say I didn't warn you. :friends:


I have to agree totally !

Had a panther black TTS and lovely car & spectacular colour but so hard to keep it liking that way.

Black upkeep is a full time job lol :)
 

Scottyg

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Go white if you are in doubt. Any black is a serious detailers car. Looks at most of the guys/girls who are into their detailing on here......very few will have black cars. Sepang? yes. Daytona? yes. Silver? Yes. Black, not so much. Don't get me wrong, if you are prepared to put up with it go for it. After all, it's your car, your money and your time.
 

Bristle Hound

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Go white if you are in doubt. Any black is a serious detailers car. Looks at most of the guys/girls who are into their detailing on here......very few will have black cars. Sepang? yes. Daytona? yes. Silver? Yes. Black, not so much. Don't get me wrong, if you are prepared to put up with it go for it. After all, it's your car, your money and your time.
@Scottyg - Wise words my friend :thumbs up:
 

ACWKGYTO

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Ive had Phantom and now Mythos...not that keen on the Panther, its sparkly with a purple tinge which pops when you detail it.... I like my black black !
 

NickyF

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I'm disappointed with Panther Black. It's just black. It only looks special clean under lights, especially garage forecourts. Having said that I think I'd still spec it as I wouldn't go for flat black, and it's only £250 more than metallic. It's worth the extra, just.
 
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