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    Painted my calipers yellow!

    just painted them yellow.  Let me know what you think!  I know it's purely cosmetic, but it looks badass IMO :)SUNB.jpgSUNBUG.jpgSUNBUN.jpgSmiley

     


    Re: Painted my calipers yellow!

     P-car fans associate caliper color to their respective type/functionality. Calipers painted with a color belonging to a different type are, shall we say... phoney. 


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    A. Dias --- 997.2S (ordered). Previous cars: Corvette C6,  996 C4.


    Re: Painted my calipers yellow!

    I think they look great - you did a good job  

    What you do to your own car is your choice (and your choice only) - even if it's only cosmetic.

    ADias neatly summed up what Porsche enthusiasts (who have a sharp eye for the tiny details) might think.

    At the end of the day, the vast majority of people out there are not Porsche fanatics so they wouldn't be able to tell the difference.


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    Rennteam Moderator - 997.1 C2S Coupe GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection


    Re: Painted my calipers yellow!

    easy_rider911:

    ADias neatly summed up what Porsche enthusiasts (who have a sharp eye for the tiny details) might think.

     

    The yellow does blend better with the blue paintwork than the red does (or black) - it does look a good job. Nothing wrong with being different - Isuk's much complimented 987S has the caliper painted in Lamborghini yellow, for instance.

    However, on the subject of tiny details, you need to adjust the Porsche wheel crests so that the bottom of the crest points to the tyre valve, which is how they are fitted at the factory. Smiley It's a small detail, but you might as well get these things right! Smiley


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    Re: Painted my calipers yellow!

    dreamcar:
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    . Nothing wrong with being different - Isuk's much complimented 987S has the caliper painted in Lamborghini yellow, for instance.

     

     

    Ahem.... cough, cough. Lamborghini orange I think you meant Smiley

     

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    Re: Painted my calipers yellow!

    Ah yes Lamborghini orange. Smiley Humble apologies. I was just looking myself for the self-same photograph, by the time I'd found it you'd beaten me to it. Smiley

    Any joy selling that lovely car, by the way? Smiley


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    Boxster S 3.4 06 Cobalt / Ocean Blue (Zuffenhausen collection)  BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon


    Re: Painted my calipers yellow!

    It's now with an independent specialst in their showroom so we'll see how they get on. They tend to like to stock cars that are different to the norm so this was right up their street


    Re: Painted my calipers yellow!

    ISUK:

    It's now with an independent specialst in their showroom so we'll see how they get on. They tend to like to stock cars that are different to the norm so this was right up their street

    Good luck - I'm sure it will sell quickly. Must be heartbreaking to sell it so quickly after so much careful thought went into that spec. Smiley  


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    Boxster S 3.4 06 Cobalt / Ocean Blue (Zuffenhausen collection)  BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon

    Re: Painted my calipers yellow!

    thanks a lot guys!  Yea I know those who know a lot about Porsche would look at it and know it is "phoney" but honestly, most people dont know and even if they do, I just still think it looks so cool.  So I don't mind their disapproval.  And yea, yellow goes better with lapis blue. 

     

    It's like having european side markers, lol.  my car came with orange ones, but i have clears. 


    Re: Painted my calipers yellow!

    dreamcar:
    easy_rider911:

    ADias neatly summed up what Porsche enthusiasts (who have a sharp eye for the tiny details) might think.

     

    The yellow does blend better with the blue paintwork than the red does (or black) - it does look a good job. Nothing wrong with being different - Isuk's much complimented 987S has the caliper painted in Lamborghini yellow, for instance.

    However, on the subject of tiny details, you need to adjust the Porsche wheel crests so that the bottom of the crest points to the tyre valve, which is how they are fitted at the factory. Smiley It's a small detail, but you might as well get these things right! Smiley

     

    thanks much.  Ooooh, good idea about the wheel crests ha.  Thanks a lot!

     


    Re: Painted my calipers yellow!

     nice !! makes the car look much more sporty and more aggresive.


     
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