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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:42 pm    Post subject: Centre console trim: black or tan? Reply with quote

After a failed attempt to “keep it original”, I have taken the plunge and installed a touchscreen double-din with CarPlay and all the gubbins.
It was a bit of a rush before holiday and the car needs to go back to have the cd drawers replaced with a cubby and the usb lead moved into said cubby.

My original thought was that I need a savannah cubby, but given the black climate control block, and the big black screen, I’m now thinking black. Thoughts?
 



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black without any doubt, I would do the vents and cup holder also
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for Black but I would leave the vents and cup holder in original colour
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black would be my choice thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a personal thing but I'd be changing as many of the odd bits to black as I could.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could recolour components in stages using a colour coat kit, then you can make your mind up as you go along!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I like Savannah, but I think Porsche went too monochrome with it- take a look at an F355 interior which uses pretty much the same colour but contrasts it with solid black- looks awesome.

I’d be tempted to do something similar, black carpets, black underside to the dash maybe, keep the dash top and seats, door cards could be Savannah leather and black carpet etc etc
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks one and all. I think black cubby, definitely.
Dammit, I’m also a savannah fan. I think it’s very exterior-colour dependent. Definitely the right colour for a dark red exterior like mine. I have black carpets and think the “mostly black” centre console is the way to go. Not quite ready to give up my savannah air vents and cup holder though!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:15 am    Post subject: Air vents Reply with quote

..hope you don't mind me dangling this query onto your thread.... but it's in the same ball park as regards topic.

My 2003 C2 has silver air vents in the centre console which look the part ... but either side they are plain black which look cheap by comparison.

Does anyone know if it is possible to get these LH and RH vents with silver vanes?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy the parts you want to turn black from ebay, so if you want to return to oem you can

Hughb - You can but you might as well just pop your fins out and spray them yourself, not hard to do
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Hughb
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:15 pm    Post subject: Air vents Reply with quote

Hi Kingston

Sounded like good idea, but checking the centre vent slats, they are actually metallic, not silver painted .... (if not solid metal, then metallised plastic, as in a metal plating process on the plastic, can anyone confirm this? )

I don’t think me and a silver paint aerosol are going to come up with anything to ‘look the part’ when comparing with my centre vent slats.

The thumb wheels appear to be similarly metallic. Can anyone shed any light as to whether the side vents are available in this silver metallic configuration?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:16 pm    Post subject: Air vents Reply with quote

Double post

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:17 pm    Post subject: Air vents Reply with quote

Treble post, no idea how!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:44 pm    Post subject: Side air vents with artic silver slats and thumbwheel Reply with quote

Following on from my query about trying to match the side vents (currently in black) to the rather nice metallic silver centre vents, I have done what I should have done in the first place ..... check out the Porsche parts suppliers to see if such a thing exists.....

It does! Great, let’s get some ...... just check out the price....

EXCUSE ME, WHAT!!, HOW MUCH??... £8 change from £1400 (one thousand four hundred pounds) ??!!

I’ve had an idea.....
....... darling, it’s my birthday soon, any chance you could get me a trinket for my new toy, the Porsche 996 (about which you are not that enthusiastic).... I was thinking of a couple of teeny weeny air vents, ...nothing very much, here’s the part number and the website address......you can order them and then it will be a surprise!
 
  
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