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Old 09-08-2015, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by German_Saint View Post
Do they drill the bumper for the euro plates?
Somewhere in the ED paperwork is a line on which you can put your John Hancock that releases PAG from any liability associated with not screwing the plate to your bumper. In exchange they will loan you a tow-eye plate mount. When you get to the factory your Delivery Specialist will do their best to convince you to go ahead and drill the bumper. My take is that you can probably get away with the tow-eye mount in Germany. But not in Switzerland.

LA is a non-front plate state.
And apparently Oregon doesn't even require a rear plate.

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I have a TTS in Agate Grey with the same wheels. I'm quite fond of it. I did add 8mm spacers all the way around to slightly notch up the aggressiveness of the appearance.
Is that rear-plateless picture before or after the spacers? I can't tell.

I wrapped the whole car in Xpel Ultimate. I dont want to deal with two different finishes.
You must be able to see slightly into the ultra-violet. I haven't been able see a finish difference. Perhaps the CQuartz helps. Or perhaps the Xpel will yellow with age. It's not supposed to, but we'll see.

I see yours has the black tail pipes. I've discovered that keeping the silver ones clean is a weekly task.

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Great story & nice build. As another member mentioned the window trim matched with the wheels. As an ex-Porsche Sales Professional I would not have a problem 1 bit w/ your build!
Thanks. 'course it was my money after all and a build for me and not the next owner

I've come to find if you don't do the painted seat backs the leather option on the backs is a really choice option.
Yeah, the silver-ish shell on the sport seats is another exercise of PAG's marketing skill; forces you to pay more to get rid of it.

... I would have maybe wrapped the plates with saran wrap - thinking ahead- if they had bug kills for the garage
I didn't know we could keep the plates until delivery day. It had nothing to do with garage coolness factor. I was going to throw the plates in the luggage bugs and all ... 'cause I'm a man. It's not like cleaning something is the first thought that comes to mind. Some dried bug guts never hurt anyone.

... however I would worry about the bug residue messing up the paint. as I'm typing this the love bugs were out in force today.. those can truly mess up paint if left on the vehicle.
I naively assumed that part of the $3200 ED fee included cleaning before it went on the boat. Had I known the truth I would have planned ahead for a nose wash. In the end though, no harm was done. The paint is flawless under the Xpel.
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by worf928 View Post
And apparently Oregon doesn't even require a rear plate.


Is that rear-plateless picture before or after the spacers? I can't tell.


You must be able to see slightly into the ultra-violet. I haven't been able see a finish difference. Perhaps the CQuartz helps. Or perhaps the Xpel will yellow with age. It's not supposed to, but we'll see.

I see yours has the black tail pipes. I've discovered that keeping the silver ones clean is a weekly task.
Sorry not to clarify, the car is just a few weeks since delivery. I'm still sporting the paper tag in the window.

Also, by "deal with" I didnt mean appearance, I meant taking care of two different finishes (paint and Xpel). My E63 wagon has an Xpel nose. Its one process to clean/spraywax/whatever the Xpel and another to clean/condition/wax the paint. As the car ages, the paint on the nose stays new-ish whereas the paint on the rest of the car is being subjected to all of a family car's injustices.

I agree about the exhaust tips. I gave up trying to keep silver tailpipes clean and just had the Merc's ceramic coated grey. Fortunately the 991 came with grey tips.

I also have vastly overdone leather options and couldn't be happier.
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Originally Posted by Visceral View Post
Sorry not to clarify, the car is just a few weeks since delivery. I'm still sporting the paper tag in the window.
No worries. That was a joke.

But, were the spacers installed when you snapped that?

Also, by "deal with" I didnt mean appearance, I meant taking care of two different finishes (paint and Xpel). My E63 wagon has an Xpel nose. Its one process to clean/spraywax/whatever the Xpel and another to clean/condition/wax the paint.
Ah... I get it. The CQuartz is on everything on mine. That may, or may not help. But, isn't the Xpel supposed to not fade? In any case, what I find is that the edges of the film get dirty and that's what ends up catching your eye.


As the car ages, the paint on the nose stays new-ish whereas the paint on the rest of the car is being subjected to all of a family car's injustices.
The inference here is that your TT will get subjected to family car injustices?

I also have vastly overdone leather options and couldn't be happier.
Good for you. That's the good and bad thing about ordering a Porsche just the way you want it. You get exactly what you want, but boy do you pay for it.

In my case, I'm over over-the-top leather. I'm glad I didn't get the full leather dash and leather on the speakers etc.
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Originally Posted by worf928 View Post

A couple of weeks and you're off to get yours. Are you going out of your mind yet?
Absolutely...get on the plane two weeks from Saturday!
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