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    Any white/beige or black/beige pics? need help with colors

    Guys does anyone have any shots of a white beige 997s. Preferably with carrera classic wheels?

    trying to decide between that and a black/beige. Also considering basalt or atlas



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    would like some opinions. this is for so cal. i love white and the black is WOW as u can see but the swirl marks (are they really that bad???) and upkeep concern me. i definately want the beige interior.

    Thanks

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    primer said:
    would like some opinions. this is for so cal. i love white and the black is WOW as u can see but the swirl marks (are they really that bad???) and upkeep concern me. i definately want the beige interior.

    Thanks



    I've changed to Artic Silver because of swirl marks, but I'm back to black and happy about it. Think Black looks stunning on any Porsche. For me silver is a little to "soft", don't know how to put it. I like white on a 997, but would not go for a beige interiour. That combination doesn't work for me White only goes with a dark interior color IMO.

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    here ya go - white/sand

    white 997S

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    there is one white/sand in porsche showroom here and it looks good + the black/sand you posted looks good too.
    p.s dont take opinions on colors because there is no right and wrong, see whats best for you and go for it.

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    i would prefer black though! Great contrast

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    That one is mine, I have some more pics if you want them.
    The marks are bad, I have been fanatical about avoiding them, I have no swirls because I wash it in straight lines, but I have scuffs on the sills from entering, around the bonnet catch from opening and even a perfect dog paw print!! . Looks fantastic though, and no one else can see the marks.
    The interior I love (everyone else in the UK has a black interior) someone has it wrong. But after 6,000 miles despite a few leather care treatments I can see the drivers side darkening and creasing.
    I plainly see the disadvantages, I wash it about 4 times a week in our poor wet weather, but everytime I do I get a warm feeling (which is just as well given our winter- or I may have a bladder problem)
    If that routine is liveable do it, if not get a light metalic and spend your time driving.
    Here are some I posted earlier:Posted pictures

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    Thanks guyz for the help....ruled out white and atlas....deciding between solid black/beige and basalt black metallic/beige.
    John A would u say the basalt is lower maintenance than the black? beautiful car by the way. Will be driving this in Los Angeles so maybe I wont have to wash the solid black as much??? anyway have to make my decision soon.

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    Primer
    I think that Basalt would be a little easier to maintain than solid black. I have the sand interior (really really love it....soooo much better than savannah beige). If you're really anal about keeping the car looking mint...the key to the inside is to wipe down the drivers seat, door handle, steering wheel and shifter with a damp (not wet) microfibre cloth every 3 or 4 days, use a dry cloth to make sure the leather is thoroughly dry. It'll take literally 2 minutes (not even) and it will keep the color mint...The main reason for darkening is dirt/ body oils.

    FYI, the best way to stop the swirling is to not take the car to the LA 'hand wash' car washes...sure they hand wash/dry after the car has gone thru the car wash machine....but have you ever seen the cloths their using to dry your car!!!


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    Get the solid Black, obviously that was my decision and I do not regret it. I am unsure what colour I will get next but it woudl not be Basalt after I have had solid Black.
    I remember when Sony Trinitron TV's were new, when you saw one in the shop they looked much better than the competition, when you take them home they look no different, Solid/basalt is the same, and when I picked mine up I was able to compare, separate and you can hardly tell the difference, but personally I would recall the look and it would irritate me.
    I agree Basalt must be easier to maintain, small spots of dirt are masked by the metal flakes.
    You will love it whatever you choose!

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    jfraser; Thanks for the seat tip I will try that
    Primer: I have the balck mats with my sand interior, makes a nice contrast and reflects the other black elements on the interior.

     
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