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    Just took delivery - www.autotradergarage.com

    So the transport truck from Auto Trader Garage delivered my baby Phantom Black 2010 V10 this morning. Carbon Side Blades; Carbon interior and extended leather. Oh, and R-Tronic. Car is in fantastic condition and I have to thank Danny Steurer at Auto Trader Garage in California; (www.autotradergarage.com), for selling me such a great R8, and making me a really good deal on my '08 CLK BS.

    Now, before it was shipped I had Danny take the car to Premier to get a 'little' work done. After consultation with Kris at Premier, I had the follow done: all black painted surfaces were covered in Satin Guard which gives a matte finish to the underlying paint. The side blades and the front and rear grills along with the front spoiler and rear diffuser were covered in Clear Guard, which provides a fantastic contrast to the matte finish of the rest of the car. The interior windows were tinted with Premier's 20% 'Nano' tint, and then I also had the windshield protected with their new Diamond Fusion film which protects against rock chips etc.

    To say I'm blown away is an understatement. I knew Premier was basically regarded as the best in the business but the quality of the work, and how the car turned out has left me speechless. I've owned a few decent cars in my life and this is the best looking vehicle I've ever owned bar none. When the weather gets better and I get a tag for it I'm going for a long drive to get used to the car. Pictures to follow.

    Thanks to all of you for answering my questions over the last few months and helping validate my choice of the R8. I couldn't be happier.

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    Re: Just took delivery - www.autotradergarage.com

    Sounds very sweet. You're barely out of the break-in period, if you're even there yet, you might want to check.

    You will totally enjoy the long trips! Please post pics asap.
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    Re: Just took delivery - www.autotradergarage.com

    Wow, now that's some serious protection work! Can't wait to see pics. Congrats!
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    Re: Just took delivery - www.autotradergarage.com

    Quote Originally Posted by thebishman View Post
    So the transport truck from Auto Trader Garage delivered my baby Phantom Black 2010 V10 this morning. Carbon Side Blades; Carbon interior and extended leather. Oh, and R-Tronic. Car is in fantastic condition and I have to thank Danny Steurer at Auto Trader Garage in California; (www.autotradergarage.com), for selling me such a great R8, and making me a really good deal on my '08 CLK BS.

    Now, before it was shipped I had Danny take the car to Premier to get a 'little' work done. After consultation with Kris at Premier, I had the follow done: all black painted surfaces were covered in Satin Guard which gives a matte finish to the underlying paint. The side blades and the front and rear grills along with the front spoiler and rear diffuser were covered in Clear Guard, which provides a fantastic contrast to the matte finish of the rest of the car. The interior windows were tinted with Premier's 20% 'Nano' tint, and then I also had the windshield protected with their new Diamond Fusion film which protects against rock chips etc.

    To say I'm blown away is an understatement. I knew Premier was basically regarded as the best in the business but the quality of the work, and how the car turned out has left me speechless. I've owned a few decent cars in my life and this is the best looking vehicle I've ever owned bar none. When the weather gets better and I get a tag for it I'm going for a long drive to get used to the car. Pictures to follow.

    Thanks to all of you for answering my questions over the last few months and helping validate my choice of the R8. I couldn't be happier.

    Bish
    Pics please! Congratulations on the new acquisition. This car is a very sexy machine.
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    Re: Just took delivery - www.autotradergarage.com

    congrats - pics please
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    Re: Just took delivery - www.autotradergarage.com

    Thought I'd just update this with some pix. Absolutely love this car; and I haven't even got to drive it much yet!! lol
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    Re: Just took delivery - www.autotradergarage.com

    the pics looks very sweet - would love to see that in the flesh. I expect some will say you should black out the grille, wheels and exhaust tips - but I actually like the contrast against that flat finish.
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    Re: Just took delivery - www.autotradergarage.com

    I like the contrast too
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    Re: Just took delivery - www.autotradergarage.com

    Gorgeous, love the contrasting satin and clear look!
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    Re: Just took delivery - www.autotradergarage.com

    Looking great. Now take it back to Premier and get those butt ugly side markers body colored, A-SAP.


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