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Old 01-25-2017, 04:13 PM   #1
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what are your thoughts & experiences wiht Racing stripes, graphics & Livery colors

I'm new here so "Hello".

I'm in the market for a boxster & my budget will probably get me a 2003 or earlier boxster, preferably an s. Lets just say for example I've found on in yellow but I don't really like the yellow, otherwise it would be a great purchase. I keep thinking the yellow may be not up my alley on its own but with some graphics I could really like it. However I start thinking that driving around in what looks like a race car might get pretty tiring after a while. Also could attract a little unwanted attention from police, kids in imports wanting to race you at every stoplight or just the random jackwagon. Have any of you lived with a car that has graphics on it & if so were these concerns valid? If you haven't had one would you ever? Why?

For the sake of discussion i'll add a couple pics of cars (not mine) that I think are fantastic, though I would probably go a bit more subdued (as in not going the whole gumball & sponsor route) I was thinking twin stripes down the hood & trunk & the rocker panel "PORSCHE" stripe on both sides

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http://flatsixes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2013-Porsche-Boxsters-group-photo-600x400.jpg

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Old 01-26-2017, 12:02 PM   #2
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Do what feels right. Screw what others think.

BTW, just driving this car means you'll attract unwanted attention and have every kid in an import or jackwagon a-hole wanting to race you.
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Old 01-26-2017, 12:20 PM   #3
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I have a blue boxster s, I might dig those Sonoco stickers, but I'll offer some advice from my racing days, I'll put any sticker on my car that you are willing to pay for plus a few extra bucks to bring it to the track so people will see it.
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I agree with Particlewave. I have more knuckleheads tailgating and generally driving aggressively around me in my "03 than i ever expected. Drive what makes you happy. Except the Lowenbrau car. Stay away from that one.
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Old 01-26-2017, 12:26 PM   #5
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Judge for yourself. All I'm saying is this is an old pic taken from my D:/CoolCars/ folder

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Old 01-26-2017, 12:28 PM   #6
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Do whatever you want. It's your car. It also depends on where you live. Around here, no one really pays attention to a Boxster. I don't have people wanting to race me everywhere I go. I do get nice thumbs ups and smiles from kids though when I drop my kid off at school.
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Do it!

Here's the transformation on one of my cars from idea to (almost) completion (I still need to figure out my rocker stripe). I wanted the black/orange GT3RS look along with the Gulf livery. Thanks to particlewave (picture 3) for the photoshop skills which got me motivated to move the project forward.

I drive this car a bunch on the street, and it's also my DE car - it see's a lot of both street and track time. I get lots of thumbs-up when I'm driving it on the street. The Mustang/Camaro/Challenger/Ricer crowd will give me an occasional try, but they are easy enough to ignore. The cops don't even look twice.

It's your car - do what you want. I have fun with it.
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Old 01-26-2017, 01:16 PM   #8
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I've been trying to figure out what works for a silver 986 for a while. I know I love the stripes, just can't figure out what will work.
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I've been trying to figure out what works for a silver 986 for a while. I know I love the stripes, just can't figure out what will work.
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Presently have a Orange lightning bolt across my Lapis blue but I'm thinking soon to go with these 911 Stripes in Orange and remove the sides. I think these look good on Blue,Black, Silver cars. Who cares what others think.

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Contact Dan at https://magnagrafik.com/
Does Livery's for many Porsche Race Teams
You can get it in Magnetic so you can change.
Great Guy and Product. I have many friends who use it and I do too.
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Old 01-26-2017, 03:36 PM   #13
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A number of really cool liveries appeared on 917s. Here's a Martinin on silver:



My friend paid homage to this one on his SpecBoxsted and it looked really cool:



And for ease:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=porsche+917&FORM=HDRSC2&adlt=strict
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Done right they can look good but can quickly become naff if overdone. It's a fine balance with graphics.
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Old 01-27-2017, 07:42 AM   #15
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They did a few historic livery wraps for the 981 launch. While I'm normally partial to Martini colors, the Gulf one looked really good. (sorry, some of these images are a little too large)





And here's the 911R on the GT4. I like it, but not sure if would work with a ragtop.

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The Lowenbrau one looks awesome.
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:57 AM   #17
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I love that green on silver. Would look great with the green leather interior. Or if I could find a the classic roadster combo of silver with red leather interior & complimentary red stripes.
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Here's the 917 photo I had been looking for, some good "stripes" here:

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Here's one Magnagrafics

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