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Old 03-08-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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New car, new mods, now black wheels?

Hello everybody! I recently bought a 2001 Boster S with 50k mi on it, and have started to mod it and thought I would share. So far i have debadged it and this weekend I smoked the tail lights. Now im thinking about painting the stock wheels black, but am having a hard time finding pics, so i was hoping you guys might be able to share some pics of Boxsters with the stock 17s painted/powdercoated black, on a black car would be great too. Also what is the correct name of my paint color?
Thanks guys! here are a couple pics:

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Old 03-08-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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Even gunmetal might look nice on a black vehicle .
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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Your car looks great, love the wheels. Does anyone have pics of the stock 17in "S" wheels painted black (or dark)?
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Does anyone have pics of the stock 17in "S" wheels painted black (or dark)?
Congrats on the car!

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Old 03-10-2012, 01:03 AM   #5
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Beautiful car! Your color should be Basalt Black.

I was thinking of doing the taillights also, but do not like the big contrast between the red and smoke. I imagine the contrast would look even more outdoors?

I just thought of this, but maybe a dark smoke on the upper portion and a very light smoke on the red portion would look decent? What are your thoughts on this?
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These are standard 03 face lift Boxster wheels, and I wish I could change the colour of my Boxster for you to see the full effect of the rear light cluster.







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check the paint code on the sticker under the hood. it's probably "metallic black" vs. black - it'll seem to have a little "sparkle" to it. there's another similar called basalt black which is code LC9Z.

* Black = L041
* Basalt Black = LC9Z
* Black Metallic = L744
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The pic of my stock 18":



My advice is to sell the original wheels and buy (original) black ones.
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