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Old 01-02-2015, 08:25 PM   #1
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Post Hello, I'm new to the forum.

Hello, my name is Lee. I bought a 2003 blue on blue with grey interior boxster in november. I went to the dealership to buy a BMW 650ci and left with a boxster that was hidden in the back lot haha. I recently drove it from Dallas texas up to Seattle Washington and back down through colorado, but i wrecked it on my way to Wyoming on black ice... but i get it back on the 12th!

About me: I am currently 18, an interior design major at UNT(I think this is part of the reason that i want to do so many interior mods). My other car is a 2001 mercedes ML55 AMG, it was my dream car as a kid so I searched for over a year to find the perfect one haha.

Cars are my biggest hobby, I plan on doing many mods to my boxster mostly cosmetic.

my goals include
Leather wrapped door pockets
Leather wrapped center console
finding a black upper bezel in leather for the gauges
silver gauge rings like the boxster s
black side airbags
lining the pillars in black suede
bbs wheels (17")
And if I could get some help I really want to make the interior lights blue
and (maybe if i have the money) getting the outer parts of the seats done in black

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Sorry about your accident. Be sure to post some pictures!
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Welcome !
I recently redyed a set of navy blue seats black for my 02 S. Piece of cake and they turned out beautiful. Bought the dye from Leatherique and a cheap hvlp spray gun from Amazon. Follow the directions and you'll get professional results for way under $100. Be sure to diconnect the battery befor taking the seats out so you dont get the airbag warning light. And do a search on the tricky seat electrical connector.
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:23 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. You are in for a treat, there are very helpful people on here with a wealth of information for you to cherish for a long time. Good luck with your projects and sorry to hear about your mishap but looks like your spirit in still intact. Cheers.

Oh, and pics would be nice please.
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:56 PM   #5
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Thanks y'all, I've been a shadow on this forum for a while but finally joined haha. I know as soon as I get my car back I am going to do my door pockets and center console, I have a weird pet peeve where I hate touching cheap plastics in a car... I've seen some boxsters on this forum with cool projector headlights and I'd love to find some but I can't find them anywhere.
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Welcome to the Forum , and so sorry to hear about your accident, that was bad luck. I've seen posts detailing what's needed for pretty much the whole list you posted so you're in the right place, and the posters showed excellent work too!
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Hello, my name is Lee. I bought a 2003 blue on blue with grey interior boxster in november. I went to the dealership to buy a BMW 650ci and left with a boxster that was hidden in the back lot haha. I recently drove it from Dallas texas up to Seattle Washington and back down through colorado, but i wrecked it on my way to Wyoming on black ice... but i get it back on the 12th!

About me: I am currently 18, an interior design major at UNT(I think this is part of the reason that i want to do so many interior mods). My other car is a 2001 mercedes ML55 AMG, it was my dream car as a kid so I searched for over a year to find the perfect one haha.

Cars are my biggest hobby, I plan on doing many mods to my boxster mostly cosmetic.

my goals include
Leather wrapped door pockets
Leather wrapped center console
finding a black upper bezel in leather for the gauges
silver gauge rings like the boxster s
black side airbags
lining the pillars in black suede
bbs wheels (17")
And if I could get some help I really want to make the interior lights blue
and (maybe if i have the money) getting the outer parts of the seats done in black
I'm looking at blue interior lights too. Some of it depends on the cluster you have.

Projector lights, happy reading. http://986forum.com/forums/diy-project-guides/48169-porsche-headlight-retrofit-%5B-cad-prototyping-finish.html
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Hello, I'm new to the forum.

Dream car as a kid, you're still a kid. Can't believe these young guys in boxsters! (I kid, I am 17 myself!)

Welcome to the forum! I have a buddy with a 2010 ml and boy does he love that thing!

Sorry to hear about the wreck, welcome aboard and happy motoring!
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I've seen some boxsters on this forum with cool projector headlights and I'd love to find some but I can't find them anywhere.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:33 AM   #12
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Welcome! You can easily do the black on your seats on your own. I just finished repairing and readying mine. The passenger seat had a cigarette burn in it when I bought the car. Order the dye kit from LeatherWorld technologies. The stuff is amazing, my seats look new. One of the members a
Had posted pictures of his red seats, I was sceptical but figured I'd give it a shot before spending $1000 on new leathers. Take a look.....
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Welcome! You can easily do the black on your seats on your own. I just finished repairing and readying mine. The passenger seat had a cigarette burn in it when I bought the car. Order the dye kit from LeatherWorld technologies. The stuff is amazing, my seats look new. One of the members a
Had posted pictures of his red seats, I was sceptical but figured I'd give it a shot before spending $1000 on new leathers. Take a look.....
Really good job Ray, well done they look great.
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Welcome! You can easily do the black on your seats on your own. I just finished repairing and readying mine. The passenger seat had a cigarette burn in it when I bought the car. Order the dye kit from LeatherWorld technologies. The stuff is amazing, my seats look new. One of the members a
Had posted pictures of his red seats, I was sceptical but figured I'd give it a shot before spending $1000 on new leathers. Take a look.....
My seat has about a 2-3 inch tear on the driver's side back rest near the door. Any ideas as to how to repair that?
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Check out the LeatherWorld website. I think as long as it's a pretty clean tear it may be fixable. It's worth the $90 to try it. I'd then dye the entire seat, it helps blend it in. They use a backing with a flexible glue, worked perfect on a small, 3/8" cigarette burn.

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