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Sacrilege or a matter of taste?

Guys, was chatting with a bloke about putting a clear protector on the hood/bonnet of my 930 and was also thinking about replacing the rear stone guards with the same stuff. My car is red so the black stone guards stand out and I have always appreciated the clean looks of the earlier cars (had a 1970 911 with RS flares - photo in my garage - looked fantastic) but understand that the black stone guards are one of the defining (and much copied) features of these great cars....so just curious what others think.....

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As quattrorunner said, you should do what pleases you. That being said, I really like the 930"shark fins"! But of course, I really like the double D bumper tits as well!
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I took the shark fins off of mine and put clear protection film on - I prefer the look. The only issue is what the film edge looks like over time... everyone asks me how my car got scraped.
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Also to consider, that "sticker" has been there - most probably - for many many years covering that area from the sun and other elements... so, if you remove it you might notice a different color and texture that will definitely show with the clear one. I tried it and didn't like it, so I put the fins back on. M2c
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Naked looks much better...even with rock chips.IMHO.
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I've considered doing the same thing to my red '87, but haven't done it yet, because like Miguel was talking about, I'm not sure what the paint under the rock guards look like after 25 years of no sun and many, many washes and wax's later.
If you do it, make sure you post some pictures.
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From speaking to someone that worked at a dealer when these were new the shark fin stickers were not installed at the factory but at the dealer as part of the pre-delivery process.

If a buyer was intimate with the dealer and ordered a car I'm sure they could request that they never be installed at all.
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Like all subjects regarding the appearances of this car, I guess the "sharks fins or not" is very polarizing. I can't imagine how anyone would think that they look bad on the car, but it seems that some do. I also can't believe how many people out there think a turbo-bodied car looks good with a duck tail or no tail at all - both look silly to me. At least this diversity of taste keeps things interesting!
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Sorry, misunderstood.....definitely the black shark fins (aka spats) on the rear fenders. Makes the staggered width really pop!
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sorry, misunderstood.....definitely the black shark fins (aka spats) on the rear fenders. Makes the staggered width really pop!
+1. Plus, at least with my white paint the black fins give some contrast.

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