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    Glare/reflections and light color leather

    I read somewhere that sometimes there is dashboard glare or reflections on the windshield when a car has a light color leather interior. Has anyone experienced this? I ordered a 997S Black/Black and after seeing a few of the lighter color leathers I am reconsidering my order. Any info would be helpful.

    Thanks.

    Re: Glare/reflections and light color leather

    I have a leather natural gray dash. Yes, you can see the windshield refelections, but my brain compensates and I virtually do not "see" them.

    Opinion: a dark interior is fine in a light external color, but will be awfully hot in a dark colored car.

    Porsche used to let you deviate the dash top

    I have a savannah interior ('99) and deviated the dash top adn steering wheel to be black (negated any reflections and hides dirt on the wheel). Can you still do this option with the 997?

    Here is the interior color for my next 997

    Granted this is a Ferrari, but I am planning on a Terra-cotta and Black interior.

    See how the top of the dash is black? That will deal with the reflections. There will be enough color with the Terra-cotta and silver accents to make the interior pop.



    Now if there was just a Melange Silver exterior color.

    Re: Here is the interior color for my next 997

    It looks amazing. What would be the exact build specification to get that look?

    The dash should always be black

    It's funny that Porsche doesn't think so.

    The 996 grey interiors have grey dash on the top, you can see it in the windshield, mostly when the sun is in front of the car.

    Your eye tends to compensate or not see it.

    Still, all BMWs have black dashes, no matter what color the interior is: ultimate driving machine.

    Re: The dash should always be black

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    MaxErnst said:
    It's funny that Porsche doesn't think so.

    The 996 grey interiors have grey dash on the top, you can see it in the windshield, mostly when the sun is in front of the car.

    Your eye tends to compensate or not see it.

    Still, all BMWs have black dashes, no matter what color the interior is: ultimate driving machine.




    OOPS! I mean the dash _TOPS_

    Re: The dash should always be black

    Drive with polarized sun glasses, they filter the glare out.

    Re: The dash should always be black

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    Bonbon330S said:
    Drive with polarized sun glasses, they filter the glare out.



    Didn't help on my C2 with savanna beige interior . In mid day sun, the effect looking through the windshield was as if there was permanent yellowish "vinyl vapor " on the inside of the glass. OTOH, my current black interior gives a sharp , high contrast view forward .
    If I were to get a lighter color again on a 911 , I would definitely spec deviating black dash and steering wheel, deviating black stitching and black carpets ( as light carpet does a bit of the same to the view out back ) like the Ferrari above.

    Re: The dash should always be black

    You can see what MKW means by looking at Alex18's car..

    http://www.rennteam.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=997&Number=45904&page=0&fpart=2

    Re: Glare/reflections and light color leather

    Porsche and especially Porsche Exclusive department will come up with various new light interior colours because they finally solved that alarm system problem by using a new radar sensor instead of the old infrared sensors.
    Just give them some time...

    Of course there is the problem of glare in the window but I think there isn't much they can do about it.

    Re: Glare/reflections and light color leather

    I didn't realise you could specify different coloured dash - is this ridiculously expensive?

    Re: The dash should always be black

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    Bonbon330S said:
    Drive with polarized sun glasses, they filter the glare out.



    Borrowed a pair of polarized sun glasses and This Works! Thanks!

     
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