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Old 09-22-2015, 12:31 PM   #1
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What color Should I paint my 2000 986?

Here's what the car looks like now ... well, Kinda ... After four years in my warehouse it has suffered several dents, dings, etc ...


I began 'restoring' the car a year ago by replacing pretty much everything that's attached the engine and anything that has to do with ride quality. Interior work includes painted carpet, restored the leather seats, etc.
I already have, ready to install, new clear headlights/taillights (OEM), and new wheels.

So it's time to paint ...
The car was originally Arena red. I painted it Flame Red Metallic back in '07.
(I have a trucking company and that was our fleet color.)

I was going to stick to the Flame Red Metallic, or maybe Orient Red ...

but now, I'm not sure if I should change it completely ...

So the big question is:
If you could paint your Boxster ANY color, what would choose?
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:39 PM   #2
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I had a 2007 Cayman S that was Forest Green Metallic.....always turned heads.
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:45 PM   #3
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Blue with big metal flake or Norton Fireflake blue
Or maybe a root beer metallic, or champagne pearl.

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Old 09-22-2015, 01:11 PM   #4
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This color.




With these wheels

http://wheeldynamics.com/oem/porsche_carrera_light_weight_wheels_matte_black.jp g
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:24 PM   #5
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ORM. But then, I am a little biased. Lapiz & sea foam are also quite nice, but man, what a lot of work to do the job right in changing color. I've always wanted to see one in ice blue metallic.
Maybe Biarritz since the interior looks black, and you live in TX. Don't know about your top color. It is possible to stay within the Porsche palette and still have something fun (sports car), unusual (yours) and classy(Porsche).
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Damn Perfect, you nailed it!
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:44 PM   #7
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yeah...but really? Dark blue is the right answer if you are tired of red.
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Old 09-22-2015, 02:01 PM   #9
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Lava Orange. Stunning color in person - pics don't do it justice. It has a vibe and depth that my Orange just doesn't have.

Woodhouse has a 911 GTS Cab in Lava Orange. That car talks to me. But the $150 gir sticker keeps me at bay.
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I like that color
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I'll second the Lava Orange. I was in a dealership recently and they have a Carrera GTS with black rims. It is a bold car but wow and it is $9K cheaper.

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Old 09-22-2015, 02:26 PM   #12
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Absolutely in love with Porsche grey black/guards red color combo since I first saw it. Such simplicity while being aggressive and not too flashy

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Old 09-22-2015, 02:34 PM   #13
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I think that color looks great myself
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:56 PM   #14
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Yeah but those comical GT3 RS graphics.... our resident Photoshop experts could have done a better job.
Decal delete please...
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:28 PM   #15
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Paint it any color you like as long as it is black.
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Old 09-22-2015, 07:15 PM   #16
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Purple! There is some factory plum color, don't know if it's period correct or not but it looks great on those sexy Porsche curves!
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Here's a few links that may or may not help:

Best color combo EVER

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This is what you want!
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Mexico Blue, Signal Orange or Signal Green.






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Old 09-23-2015, 03:23 AM   #20
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I like all three of these colors - especially two of them.

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Mexico Blue, Signal Orange or Signal Green.





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