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Old 08-06-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Thinking of Paint Side Intakes ?

I'm thinking of painting the black inserts on my side air intakes yellow to mach the body. Any thoughts ?
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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I like the idea. They look like black holes now so it might make it more pronounced with it yellow.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Ps I always love seeing a pic of your ride. How many miles are on that thing?
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Ps I always love seeing a pic of your ride. How many miles are on that thing?
20k original
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I personally don't like the all painted look.

I wonder how it would look with black shrouds and yellow painted louvres...?
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I personally don't like the all painted look.

I wonder how it would look with black shrouds and yellow painted louvres...?
Not sure, like a bumble bee maybe ?
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I'm thinking of painting the black inserts on my side air intakes yellow to mach the body. Any thoughts ?
Fit 2003 ones ??
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:53 PM   #10
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You'd probably like it a lot. The grilles (or "strakes") are a neat detail of the Boxster, and in their natural black are rather hidden. I painted mine silver recently. See my thread about it.
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I'm thinking of painting the black inserts on my side air intakes yellow to mach the body. Any thoughts ?
Make sure they do a better job than this:


Hey, at least I didn't put Chaz Bono all over it!

I say, "Go for it!" The added Speed Yellow can only increase the power the Danger Mobile already has!

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Not sure, like a bumble bee maybe ?
PFFFT.....
So as is, its egg yolk yellow with a black top, mirrors and black wheels - sure it looks like a bumble bee, what else is it going to look like ??

I'm sure dbear61 can photoshop a pair of wings onto the top for you.....
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:25 AM   #14
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Make sure they do a better job than this:


Hey, at least I didn't put Chaz Bono all over it!

I say, "Go for it!" The added Speed Yellow can only increase the power the Danger Mobile already has!

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Decided against the turbo side intakes?
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I like the black accents against the yellow I'd leave it go.
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I like the black accents against the yellow I'd leave it go.
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Decided against the turbo side intakes?
Still on the fence about them.
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Since you have the front vents in black, keeping the side vents black is a good combo -- but on the other hand.... it's a matter of personal preference.

Have you thought about painting the rotor hats in yellow when you have to replace the brakes?

My recommendation is that you get a professional designer to give you some advice on this -- my favorite designer is Cheryl Torrenueva who appears on the Restaurant Impossible show (Food Network). Don' know her knowledge about cars, but who cares -- she looks good!!

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I say paint them!
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