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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:57 pm    Post subject: New look for midnight blue Reply with quote

What are people’s opinions on tinting the orange indicators on the early 996.1 head lights? Just want to freshen up the look a little and if I don’t like it, I can always remove the film.

Also been thinking of a new wheel colour. Possibly gold centres and leaving the rim silver. My wheels have been freshly refurbished before I bought the car so I don’t want to have to do it again but was thinking about the rubber paint you can buy in an aerosol can. The stuff that just peels off if you don’t like it or fancy a change. Obviously the biggest problem with that is the bolts holding the wheels together. I’d have to split the wheels to paint them either way.

As usual, all advice welcome and pictures would be a great help
 



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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw these LEDs on a 996 in Weymouth and thought it really lifted it, there seem to a few few different styles of them on the market heres a couple. Thumb
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Phil. Wasn’t wanting to buy new lights, just give mine a new look. I don’t think those led headlights will date well. I’d like a set of face lift lights but don’t really want to as I’m sure at some stage I’ll be back with the ambers for originality. Tinting would be easily removed back to standard.
 
  
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NedHan79 wrote:
Hi Phil. Wasn’t wanting to buy new lights, just give mine a new look. I don’t think those led headlights will date well. I’d like a set of face lift lights but don’t really want to as I’m sure at some stage I’ll be back with the ambers for originality. Tinting would be easily removed back to standard.


I hear what your saying mate and theres has been a bit of a resurgence of guys fitting the ambers back on after many going for clear ,I think its all part of the new appreciation for the 996 Thumb So yes it makes sense to give it a bit of personalising that can be removed at a later date. I am all for doing that Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah seems to be a new appreciation. It’s more that I don’t want to spend anything Surprised
I’ll have plenty of ways to spend cash on it. They are expensive after all
 
  
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NedHan79 wrote:
Yeah seems to be a new appreciation. It’s more that I don’t want to spend anything Surprised
I’ll have plenty of ways to spend cash on it. They are expensive after all


I do think you need to budget 2k per annum ave to run a 911 , some will drip the money at it others will get a big bill every couple of years etc . but it will ave out at 2k pa Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully mine won’t be too bad on the expenses. It’ll hardly do any miles as it’s just a toy
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still can’t decide which I like better on my car!?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s hard to say kas. Your cars a better colour than mine though.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
I still can’t decide which I like better on my car!?

Clear all the way Kas!



Nedhan - I would be reticent to spray my newly refurbed wheels with rubber paint - I suspect it will chip off easily, then you will be left with a job to clean them up again.....
I think a tint/smoke on the ambers could look good.....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NedHan79 wrote:
It’s hard to say kas. Your cars a better colour than mine though.


Ned, midnight blue is a stunning colour when its well cleaned and has lots of wax on , I prefer it to black, heres a pic of my oid midnight 997.1 with a few acid green accents on Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kingb4 wrote:
kas750 wrote:
I still can’t decide which I like better on my car!?

Clear all the way Kas!



Nedhan - I would be reticent to spray my newly refurbed wheels with rubber paint - I suspect it will chip off easily, then you will be left with a job to clean them up again.....
I think a tint/smoke on the ambers could look good.....


I think the orange looks good on the black car. Brightens it up a little. Dosnt look so nice on mine.
You might be right about the wheels but I think at some stage I’ll go for gold. Maybe not too strong a shade but I definitely think it needs a lift. When I get it dropped a little I think it will all add up to a nicer car. Everything will be reverseable though
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NedHan79 wrote:
It’s hard to say kas. Your cars a better colour than mine though.


And I wanted an aerokit car but life is full of compromises Thumb
 
  
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
NedHan79 wrote:
It’s hard to say kas. Your cars a better colour than mine though.


And I wanted an aerokit car but life is full of compromises Thumb


It is indeed. Just have to go with the best ya can afford. I fell in with the aero kit car by chance but would’ve liked it a better colour. Nice to have though
 
  
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James M-S
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ned,

Embrace the amber and get some orange Gulf logo’s on. Maybe bonnet and roof stripe?

Decals would be £50ish and easy to apply yourself. Simple to remove if you change your mind.

Or more subtle 4” for bottom of doors?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James M-S wrote:
Ned,

Embrace the amber and get some orange Gulf logo’s on. Maybe bonnet and roof stripe?

Decals would be £50ish and easy to apply yourself. Simple to remove if you change your mind.

Or more subtle 4” for bottom of doors?

https://www.google.com/search?q=gulf+car+stickers&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwj4x9Le7qffAhXTThUIHQU1CkkQ2-cCegQIABAC&oq=gulf+car+stickers&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-img.3...356004.364220..364911...1.0..0.230.2731.14j9j1......0....1.........0j0i67j0i8i30j0i24j0i10j30i10j33i10.7_zB74ca-s0&ei=sRwYXLirI9Od1fAPheqoyAQ&client=safari&prmd=ismvn&biw=375&bih=553&hl=en-GB#imgrc=kONCmQRO79U44M


Easy to apply on those little chaps Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There’s an idea James. Hadn’t thought of that. I wouldn’t be the worlds biggest fan of graphics though. I’m more of a plain or clean look type of guy.
If I went with a few graphics, I might get away with leaving the wheel colour as it is.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe orange gt3 side decals
 



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don’t know why but ambers have really grown on me in the last year or so. I don’t think I’d want clear lens on mine now. The ambers are real “of an era” stuff. Nearly come under nostalgia rules now!

Having said thst I’m always itchy for cheap change especially if it’s easliy reversible. Can you give more detail on the amber tinting? I haven’t heard about this....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually agree that the ambers have been growing on me overtime. I used to love 996s, until the 997 came along and it was not until a couple of years ago that they caught my eye once again. Now I think they are starting to look classy and classic....probably a great car for the future to come

I would probably keep it original in your shoes
 
  
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