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I will say that with an all white diffuser (like SD), I really like the semi gloss black taillight look. Pops against the white. I'm a bit unsure which I like more in terms of black shade when against the matte black diffuser. I think yours look good already though.

About the skid plates. I've noticed they aren't really rock chip prone. The rear isn't at all, obviously, but the front when is good on mine. Maybe there are tiny ones but you really can't even notice from there, unless you crawl down and are anal, which I am. :D
Personally, I think you did well by not painting the rear skid plate. To my eye, the rear diffuser/skid plate should be either black, stainless, or carbon fiber. But, to each his own.....of course. Nice write-up.
Thx guys, now that I've had the car for a week, I'm getting more and more used to the look. The black pipes add a unique element that I've rarely seen on any other S models. I think that's part of the fun of modifications - it sets your car apart from what in the future will not be that uncommon: a White Macan S. As I said I have 6 of them in my neighborhood already, along with a slew of white Cayennes. Most of these cars have the brushed chrome pipes which look great, but the black is a little more stealth and sporty, and it fits my overall build. If I get tired of them I can powder them in a new color or just order the sport pipes. The sport pipes are chrome plated stainless steel which gives that black chrome look. Very cool. Here's a couple more pics for anyone interested, it's still very tough to get a true representation of them with iPhone. I'm considering the Suncoast smoked out film for the taillights next up. The stock lights are nice but maybe just a little tint would look good.
 

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Really like the way this looks, it was done with taste. I also agree what the op said about not painting the rear diffuser. I was thinking of doing this mod when my Macan S comes in at the end of next month. Only problem I see is that giving the truck up for the time it takes to get painted. I was thinking about getting it textured to color which would make it more durable to paint chips. My Cayman R had that on the lower trim.
 

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Wow it is crazy that I stumbled upon this thread. I have a build that is pretty much identical white S with the black roof rails and window trim, spyder wheels. I was thinking of doing this exact same thing since the factory painted options are overpriced. Thanks for posting these it is awesome to see a visual. It looks great. The little details make all the difference.
 

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Had the rear fascia, side rockers, and front corner skirts painted at a local body shop. Also powdered coated the exhaust tips. Here's a few pics I took quickly, I'll try to add some other angles later...

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Can I ask if they had to remove the parts to be painted from the car or apply paint directly to those parts ?
 

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I may be in minority here, but I've always preferred the standard black lower trim and blades.
I think they make the design look lower and longer....less "bulky". More sedan-like than crossover.
That's one of the nice features about Porsche...you can spec exactly as you prefer.
 

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I think the middle ground here is to have just the front and rear lowers painted. I'm considering adding the black turbo front trim that extends to the side below the fog lamps. But agree, everybody has their own personal taste.
 

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I just purchased a 2017 Macan S in September and this is the thread I was looking for to see the lower black plastic trims painted. I am debating between 2 options:


1. Buy the Sport Design Package to be painted and installed

2. Keep the Stock look and get the lower trims painted
 

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Hello that link only has a before shot.Could you take an after photo ?



Can I ask if they removed the parts to be painted or did them on the car itself ?
You have to left click the arrow on the side of the picture to scroll through them. From what I understand yes they remove the part to sand, primer, paint and clear coat.
 

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You have to left click the arrow on the side of the picture to scroll through them. From what I understand yes they remove the part to sand, primer, paint and clear coat.

Ok worked, great job. They don't look like a specialised Porsche workshop ? Not sure how difficult it is to remove the bumpers but i can't imagine it would be so difficult. In Australia we got the front "lip" from 2017 onwards as in the new facelift models.
 

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Ok worked, great job. They don't look like a specialised Porsche workshop ? Not sure how difficult it is to remove the bumpers but i can't imagine it would be so difficult. In Australia we got the front "lip" from 2017 onwards as in the new facelift models.

No they were not but I found my guy who did a great job on my bmw a few years on instagram working at a new shop so I message him. He told me to come down and talk to the shop manager, they gave me a quote and I know his work so I went for it. Also when I talked to my Porsche dealer regarding paint and body work they told me they outsource to local shop so it really didn't matter. Here are picture of the work he did for me on the bmw.
 

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Had the rear fascia, side rockers, and front corner skirts painted at a local body shop. Also powdered coated the exhaust tips. Here's a few pics I took quickly, I'll try to add some other angles later...

Edit: Couple more...
Can I ask who did the work? I’m guessing your in CA.... I want to paint my rear fascia and size rockers too
 
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