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Old 01-16-2018, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe View Post
Once you go non-metallic you may never go back. If you value a crisp, deep, glossy, mirror-like finish, non-metallic might be the way to go.
I want to go get my polisher out and spend all day doing exactly that. Once it is a deep lustful black like that, there really isn't a better color.......
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ducstar View Post
Anyone here have strong opinions on Black or Jet Black paint?

Caring for for both will be a challenge. Is one more durable over the other?

thoughts?

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Every Porsche I have ever owned was either Silver (Arctic, Platinum) or Grey (Seal). But for my 991, I wanted Black, an uber-masculine color that matched the substantiveness of where I am in my career. Basically, wanted something more risky, more bad *** if you will, than the elegant but safe Silver. If you want a Black Porsche, and know going in about the delta in upkeep, go for it.
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:29 PM
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Not for no reason sado-masochists wear black. (You okay? Nah man, I'm pretty ****ing far from okay.) Still: impossible to maintain Black for free, or pay for the metallic. Which is more masochistic? One for the ages.
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Rocket_boy
I have never been a fan of any metallic black (just me). Neither is more durable over the other. Non-metallic colors are always easier to touch up and easier to match if a body panel needs to be repainted.

Just my .02, good luck with whatever you go with.
And I have never been a fan of any flat black. Ever. On any car. No matter how detailed.

Totally personal preference!
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by chuck911
Not for no reason sado-masochists wear black. (You okay? Nah man, I'm pretty ****ing far from okay.) Still: impossible to maintain Black for free, or pay for the metallic. Which is more masochistic? One for the ages.
Love it. Bruce Willis. Pulp Fiction? Yes, I am a bit of a masochist now that you mention it.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ducstar View Post
Anyone here have strong opinions on Black or Jet Black paint?

Caring for for both will be a challenge. Is one more durable over the other?

thoughts?

thanks.

Yep, I like the color that Porsche doesn't charge extra for. Anything that you can get from Porsche at no additional charge is a winner for me.
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Old 01-17-2018, 03:40 AM
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Originally Posted by evilfij View Post
One is free. That’s what I ordered.
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Yep, I like the color that Porsche doesn't charge extra for. Anything that you can get from Porsche at no additional charge is a winner for me.
I get what you guys are saying and if it happens to be the color you wanted anyway, of course why pay if you don't have too...
However... after having gone through your build for the 100th time and all the associated agony that comes with making choices, changing them, adding, removing, adding back in more.... till you get to the perfect 991 for you (which will be well over 100K) to than say Naaaaa I'm not going to spend extra 1K for the color I want but go with the one that's for "free".... well that's just... lets say "silly"!
It is arguable THE most visual element of the car!
Just saying.


Unless it's color you really want
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:17 PM
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Love the purple metal flake in Jet Black. Since it’s work to maintain, I’d strongly consider PPF and nanocoat IMHO.
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