Paint hardness / quality
Before ordering my Macan GTS in Volcano Gray, I remember worrying about the color, due to being so dark, that any imperfections would show up, like it happens on black vehicles.
In addition to that, I had read on other forums about Porsche's paint being on the 'soft' side, with would make it more susceptible to swirls and hairline scratches.
I know that my two former BMW's F10 535 in Sphisto Gray and Carbon Black were nearly impossible to wash (two-bucket method, using foam gun, microfiber stuff and all) without ending up with some swirls in the paint, which drove me crazy.
Now I've had my GTS for nearly a month, and I'm quite pleasantly surprised to find the paint much more resistant than BMW's.
After several washes, there is not ONE single swirl, scratch, watermark, etc. I've gone obsessively over the whole vehicle and incredibly enough, the paint looks like it had just come out of the paint booth at Leipzig.
The reflection of the overhead fluorescent lights and the garage door opener on the paint is just unreal.
I don't know if to attribute this to having applied the Wolfgang Deep Gloss sealer and a coat of Wolfgang's Fuzion Carnauba wax from the very first day, or to Porsche's harder paint, but I am indeed extremely happy with the results so far.
Here are some pics to show exactly what I mean:
And just to be safe and keep it that way, I just installed a whole-house water softener system to reduce water spots to a minimum and a 150 MPH blower to dry it after washing, and reduce even further the possibility of any swirls while drying it.
2017 Macan GTS. Volcano Gray, Black Leather Interior, Black RS Spyder Wheels /Summer Tires, Sports Aluminum PDK, Sport Mirrors, Adaptive Cruise / PAS, Ventilated Seats, Sport Chrono, PTV+, Surround View, Air Suspension / PASM, Black Roof Rails, PCM with Navigation, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Change Assist, LED Headlights, Smoking Package, 18-Way Seats, Premium Package Plus, Rear Sunblinds, Red GTS Logos, Chrome interior accents, Wireless Charger for iPhone, Armrest Tray, Smoked Side Reflectors.