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    Specing my TT need help

    My fellow rennteamers, as some of you may know I am in the process of specing a TT. Just last week I posted my concerns in regards to the new 997 modifications, etc. In spite of that, I have decided to go on with taking delivery of a TT. I have narrowed down all of my options with the exception of one. I have decided on Carerra White. I also intend on getting my rocker-panels painted. However, while speaking to my salesperson, I was told that I could have the "scags" within the front bumber painted white as well. By "scags," I mean the rows of black plastic that are lined behind the front apron of the car. I apologize if my explanation is not good enough, but if anyone gets what I'm on about, please post some pics if you've got them. Many thanks in advance for all your help.

    Ray

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    Don't have any pics but I know what you are talking about. I actually prefer them in black.

    What are your other specs? interior color?

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    I have a carrara white coming as well. I was thinking of doing this, but decided to just get rockers + front spoiler + rear apron painted.

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    Maybe these pictures (taken by ROSSI ) might be of help to you:

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    another:

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    last one:

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    Thanks for the pictures, they are exactly what I needed. The car looks nice with this option, however I am still torn as to whether or not I should get it. I definitely like having the rocker-panels painted, but I think that having the front in white might be too overwhelming. What do you guys think?

    Thanks again

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    I saw one at the dealer several weeks ago that was all white to include the grill and it was HOT! If I were getting white I would go for it. Looks better in person that the photo.

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    With respect to getting the front spoiler painted ... I would discourage it. While it looks great and really completes the look ... the reality is that the front spoiler hangs low and gets scraped up. You can replace it yourself with an unpainted spoiler for $130 USD ... but the hassle of getting a new one painted to match and then replaced seemed like to much of a pain in the butt to me. Also, I find that the unpainted spoiler hides the scrapes as well.

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    I concur with Strategy Dude's assessment of front spoiler issues. I ordered my Arctic Silver 997TT with standard rocker and spoiler colors for ease of maintenance. I think that painted rockers and spoilers are a great look, but you'll need to replace the front spoiler often. White scags look a bit toothy to me.

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    The white options are great but including the "skags" is a little too much OTT. IMO. Good luck.

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    Strategy_Dude, CBShredder, you guys bring up another concern of mine. As amazing as the front spoiler looks, I can't help but feel that it will be a pain for me in the long run. I am definitely getting the rocker-panels painted, sides and back. However, I am still torn as to what to decide on. I thought that this would be an easy decision, but it has proven to be a rather difficult one. Now the argument is: Do I paint the panels, sides, front, and back? Do I just paint the sides and back? Do I paint all three and the "scags?" In retrospect, perhaps I am over thinking this small detail. Granted it does make a diffrence in the look of the car, but is it really that great of an alteration? The fact is, when you look at the big picture it isn't so bad. I am torn as to what option to get on my TT?! On a Turbo! I'll be honest, I am grateful and SUPER happy to be able to be torn over a decision like this. Regardless of what I choose, I will be happy. Guys, thanks for all of your help and I certainly encourage any other opinions.



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    krown05 said:
    Strategy_Dude, CBShredder, you guys bring up another concern of mine. As amazing as the front spoiler looks, I can't help but feel that it will be a pain for me in the long run. I am definitely getting the rocker-panels painted, sides and back. However, I am still torn as to what to decide on. I thought that this would be an easy decision, but it has proven to be a rather difficult one. Now the argument is: Do I paint the panels, sides, front, and back? Do I just paint the sides and back? Do I paint all three and the "scags?" In retrospect, perhaps I am over thinking this small detail. Granted it does make a diffrence in the look of the car, but is it really that great of an alteration? The fact is, when you look at the big picture it isn't so bad. I am torn as to what option to get on my TT?! On a Turbo! I'll be honest, I am grateful and SUPER happy to be able to be torn over a decision like this. Regardless of what I choose, I will be happy. Guys, thanks for all of your help and I certainly encourage any other opinions.






    I went through the same dilemna. In the end I opted out on the "scags" and stuck with the rest of the pieces painted that you mention. GET THE FRONT SPOILER PAINTED!! especially on Carrara white!! It will stand out like a sore thumb if you dont!! If you can afford a 997tt, you can afford to buy a couple extra front spoilers and have them painted for an easy replacement!!!!

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    Disagree with getting the front spoiler painted in ANY body colour. The front spoiler takes a lot of hits from stone chips, speed humps, drive ramps, etc & the standard black finish can be retouched easily with aerosolo black and keeps the car looking good all the time.

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    I didn't paint the scags because of the stones that frequently seem to hit the car down low let alone all the scrapes from speed bumps etc. I am really pleased with my decision. Mind you, the body colour on my 997tt is midnight blue, so the black doesn't stand out as much as it would on white. A friend of mine has a white 997tt and didn't paint the scags and I think it it looks great with the black trim across the entire bottom of the car. Especially on the lighter colours and whatever you decide, I think it's an all or nothing decision ... either you paint the scags or you don't. If you only paint it partially and especially on white, the car will look silly. The added bonus with it not painted is that if you do happen to scrape the front spoiler, you can buff-out the scrape using very fine grit sand paper & rubbing compound. In my mind, it's a no-brainer ... don't paint the scags.

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    hog said:
    Disagree with getting the front spoiler painted in ANY body colour. The front spoiler takes a lot of hits from stone chips, speed humps, drive ramps, etc & the standard black finish can be retouched easily with aerosolo black and keeps the car looking good all the time.



    What is aerosolo black? I need it!

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    the sags I would leave in black. All other parts are looking great IMO

     
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