Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Show and Tell Gallery

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-14-2012, 04:25 AM   #1
Registered User
 
truegearhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Richmond, VA (The Fan)
Posts: 683
Should I paint my mirrors white?

Last summer I painted my wheels white and added the white Porsche stripe which I love but now I want more! I'm sending the car into the shop next week to have the wheels professionally repainted(mine didn't hold up great). I'm thinking about having the mirrors painted white while its in there, what do you guys think...too much? As it sits right now most people think it came from Porsche with the white ascents, I don't want to push it over the edge though.


__________________
1997 2.5 Boxster NASA Time Trial track car
2003 911 C2
NASA HPDE Instructor
truegearhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 09:27 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: California
Posts: 236
I say no! You have just the right amount of white on the car to not make it look like an afterthought.

Just my 2 cents.
Appleguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 10:21 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 255
stripes and wheels looks good
i think white mirror caps will make it more flashy but a little over done, especially looking at the front it won't add up...all you see is the white mirror caps and not the wheels and the stripes from the side and you'll be left scratching your head...
cbbepop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
Registered User
 
2003S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 475
Garage
Concur; Love the wheels & stripe, think white mirrors might be too much.
__________________
Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles
2003 Midnight Blue S
LN IMS Retrofit
2003S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Bmod986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: North NJ
Posts: 269

(don't remember where this pic is from but i think it was from this forum.)

I would recommend doing the bottom part of the mirror. You know that black rubber like underpart that is the extension of the mounting. This is to try and emulate the red strip seen on this boxster mirror. I don't know how it will look on the standard mirror but I defiantly am going to try and vinyl wrap that part if possible.
Bmod986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 05:26 PM   #6
Registered User
 
schnellman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 866
One more No

Your car looks great as is. Skip the white mirrors.
schnellman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 06:28 PM   #7
Registered User
 
97 Boxster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Phoenix, Arizona Baby
Posts: 495
I agree with others, what you have done looks great. Get the wheels done professionally like you said and enjoy it. Just enough WHITE IMHO.
__________________
2006 Hummer H3 - RED 76k mi - LIFTED - 3rd row custom seating on 35's and a manual tranny.
1997 Boxster Guards - RED 86k mi - 19" Lobster Claw Wheels on Conti's , Porsche side decal for extra "speed", manual tranny -signed by Hurley Haywood
Phoenix, Arizona
97 Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 07:21 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Johnny Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,809
Garage
I wouldn't gild the lily .
__________________
Don't worry I've got the microfilm.
Johnny Danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 07:30 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 47
Not the mirrors, but personally I think a white rollbar would be outstanding.
Botoxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 08:06 PM   #10
Registered User
 
amschnellsten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 99
Mirrors= no in my book. Your car has a great style to and looks great. Can some one photochop some white mirrors on?
amschnellsten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 09:01 PM   #11
Registered User
 
kyleturner2020's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: dallas
Posts: 182
Garage
you could stripe the mirror.
__________________
2000 Boxster S
2007 H3
kyleturner2020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 02:20 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Algonquin, Misarikwack
Posts: 710
Hope that closes this thread and help you to remove that idea!

madmods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 05:01 AM   #13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Worcester
Posts: 57
The side vents would look better than the mirrors
Splitpin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 10:23 AM   #14
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: eastern NC Crystal Coast
Posts: 413
NO you will mess up the straight line you have going on with white. Car looks nice like it is. Only Danger's birds have white mirrors....
milliemax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 97
Garage
I agree with the others - don't paint the mirrors. I love the look as it is. It reminds me of the 911 my dad used to own:

Tieniber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 06:12 AM   #16
Registered User
 
Christian H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Beverley East Yorkshire UK
Posts: 302
Garage
I would give the mirrors a miss but would look at taking the amber indicators out
Christian H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page