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    Painted White Roll Cage?



    Anyone have the factory option code for "roll cage painted in exterior color"?

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    Also, do you perfer painted roll cage or standard black?

    Maybe black is better for eye?

    Just don't understand why some racing car have the cage painted.

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    People paint the roll cage for the same reason that people get deviated stiching. Contrast. I actually find a flat black cage the most obtrusive... The cage in my car is painted a light elephant grey and you barely notice it. My dad's cage is painted in the exterior colour (Volvo T5R light yellow) and it really stands out. I think with a black interior a painted cage looks great.

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    Mithras said:
    I actually find a flat black cage the most obtrusive...



    maybe that's the reason most racing cars and 911 cup cars have painted white cages.

    seriously, can you order painted roll cage from Porsche?

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    Matter used to make Porsche's roll cages for them (they were also thinner than many series allowed, but because they were "Factory Roll Cages" they were allowed. Just a little bit of underhandedness and rule bending. Matter Cage's were always white. I guess it's just a tradition that has lived on. Also when you buy a race car from Porsche it comes in white.

    Stainless looks good, but a stainless bar isn't as strong as chrome-moly. The old 935's used aluminium in many parts. I've seen cages done in nickel plate (looked fantastic, but had to be heavy). The most unique I've seen may have been a black car with a blackchrome finish on the roll bar. Stood out, but didn't call attention to it's self at the same time... Great for a street car.

    I think a white cage in a coloured car looks unfinished (unless it's a race car with a white interior). A black cage often looks like it's bought off the self and isn't unique to that car. Painted in body colour is the easiest and safest way to go.

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    My car is white, so maybe a white or black cage.

    I have found black cage looks the best with my leather and carbon interior.

    Same as you, I think white cage looks great only when both the car and interior are white.

     
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