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I want to get the 2-tone Black & Bordeaux interior on my 718, and I'm stuck on which trim to go with it.

I actually like how the base silver trim looks. The 3 colors go really nicely together. (Screen shots from this Straight Pipes video included below)

But in some shots I think the silver trim is too bright and stands out too much. I'm considering the option to paint it GT Silver, the same as the exterior. This would hopefully produce a similar tri-tone effect, but not be quite as bright, shiny and plasticy?

Does anyone have pictures of this combo? My concern is that it will no longer match all the other silver plastic in the car, which incluces to door handles, steering wheel inserts, shift knob, etc.

At this point I'm leaning toward keeping the base trim. It matches the rest and it's free. Meh.

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Here are some videos I found of various trims with Bordeaux & Black interior


Base plastic silver trim

Carbon fiber trim

Brushed black aluminum trim
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Black Brushed Aluminium every day all day… wish I could show you. Not shiny and looks very sharp, unlike the standard trim, which reflects too much sunlight and IMHO looks terribly cheap.
 
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Black Brushed Aluminium every day all day… wish I could show you. Not shiny and looks very sharp, unlike the standard trim, which reflects too much sunlight and IMHO looks terribly cheap.
I thought I wanted that at first, but I started liking the tri-tone look.

Do you have the black brushed aluminum? Have any pics?

It's in the one video I linked above:
 

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I want to get the 2-tone Black & Bordeaux interior on my 718, and I'm stuck on which trim to go with it.

I actually like how the base silver trim looks. The 3 colors go really nicely together. (Screen shots from this Straight Pipes video included below)

But in some shots I think the silver trim is too bright and stands out too much. I'm considering the option to paint it GT Silver, the same as the exterior. This would hopefully produce a similar tri-tone effect, but not be quite as bright, shiny and plasticy?

Does anyone have pictures of this combo? My concern is that it will no longer match all the other silver plastic in the car, which incluces to door handles, steering wheel inserts, shift knob, etc.

At this point I'm leaning toward keeping the base trim. It matches the rest and it's free. Meh.

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This is the interior I have and I don't find it too bright at all.
 

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I thought I wanted that at first, but I started liking the tri-tone look.

Do you have the black brushed aluminum? Have any pics?

It's in the one video I linked above:
Our GTS trim is silver brushed, but now believe our interior would look better with black brushed.

Incidentally, we had the standard silver dash trim on our ’17 BS …. too reflective, too shiny and too plasticy. Thus, brushed was the first must have option when we ordered the BGTS.
 
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If I rule out the base plastic, my leading candidates are:

1. GT Silver paint
2. Black Brushed aluminum

What is the material that gets painted when you match your external paint? Is it aluminum? Or the stock plastic? Are people generally happy with the painted trim?

Still hoping someone has pics of GT silver painted trim they can share!
 

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Here's images of the Black / Bordeaux with brushed aluminum trim - its not as shiny as the standard metal trim but you get a silver metal tone, and a more 'modern' metal finish

also a close of another interior with brushed aluminum
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I would definitely go with either Brushed Aluminum or the Black Brushed Aluminum. These are actually aluminum. The standard trim is chrome plated plastic and reflects like crazy when the top is down. My CPO had the standard trim and I swapped it out for Brushed Aluminum, even though the door cards are still the shiny plastic.

All the more reason to choose the desired trim from the factory. I would not do carbon fiber unless also doing the door sills, gear knob and steering wheel in carbon.

The Brushed Aluminum would really play off of the GT silver metallic. My car has the black/chalk two tone leather. No reflections or glare.
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I would definitely go with either Brushed Aluminum or the Black Brushed Aluminum. These are actually aluminum. The standard trim is chrome plated plastic and reflects like crazy when the top is down. My CPO had the standard trim and I swapped it out for Brushed Aluminum, even though the door cards are still the shiny plastic.
Thanks. A lot of folks seem to be agreeing with this.

What about the painted trim? Do you know what material that is? And do you think gt silver would be too bright?

I like the brushed aluminum in darker interiors but for some reason I'm not convinced it works as well with the black and red interior.
 

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I have a G/T Silver Cayman with full leather interior (all black though) and I went with the interior trim painted with exterior color option - because the standard trim was too shiny, reflective and bright for my taste as well. When the car is out in the light, the differences in silvers is not noticeable and I'm glad I chose this option. The only time I might notice it is when the light is low and I really look at it for awhile. The area around the shifter was a little too much silver in one place (for me) so I added a black decal. If you have PDK you can also get a leather boot from Suncoast to cover the same area as another option. Below I included pics with varying amounts and directions of light and with at least two different silvers. (The camera and eyes don't always agree, but I tried...) Hope this helps.


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I have a G/T Silver Cayman with full leather interior (all black though) and I went with the interior trim painted with exterior color option - because the standard trim was too shiny, reflective and bright for my taste as well.
Awesome thank you. And you are happy with it? What is the material behind the paint? Is it aluminum or plastic?
 

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Awesome thank you. And you are happy with it? What is the material behind the paint? Is it aluminum or plastic?
I'm very happy with it. I assume it is plastic but it does have a metallic feel to it. With the metallic type paint and hard as nails clear coat on it, it looks so much more fit and finish than the standard trim. I have no regrets with my choice and I like how it brings the outside color into the cabin.
 

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I'm getting the Black / Bordeaux interior with black brushed aluminum trim - just like that Averturine Green Boxster GTS video in post #4 in this thread

either way
Painted in exterior color - GT silver
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Black Brushed Aluminum

will look better than the standard 'plasti-chrome' trim - IMO
 
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I want to get the 2-tone Black & Bordeaux interior on my 718, and I'm stuck on which trim to go with it.

I actually like how the base silver trim looks. The 3 colors go really nicely together. (Screen shots from this Straight Pipes video included below)

But in some shots I think the silver trim is too bright and stands out too much. I'm considering the option to paint it GT Silver, the same as the exterior. This would hopefully produce a similar tri-tone effect, but not be quite as bright, shiny and plasticy?

Does anyone have pictures of this combo? My concern is that it will no longer match all the other silver plastic in the car, which incluces to door handles, steering wheel inserts, shift knob, etc.

At this point I'm leaning toward keeping the base trim. It matches the rest and it's free. Meh.

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It's your car but I think it looks really good as is. The metal works with the colored leather very well. Hope that helps.
 
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