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Only 2 weeks in and looking good . . .

Haven’t a clue how to upload pics or get them the correct way round, any tips please?
 

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Only 2 weeks in and looking good . . .

Haven’t a clue how to upload pics or get them the correct way round, any tips please?
Has to be done in photo editing software. Open photo with said software, rotate to desired view, (this is the important part) Save/Save As file, close photo, upload photo. Works 95 percent of the time.
 
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Just joined this forum today. So happy to have found it. I acquired my 718 Boxster S a week ago. Thinking of getting my Carrera Sport rims powder-coated to have a two-tone look with black and silver. Looking for any photos of a Jet black metallic 718 Boxster or Cayman with this look.
 

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Winter came early this year... This was a month ago, while driving to the dealership to have the car stored for the winter.


A JBM Boxster with 20 inch summer tires should never see the snow...;)
 

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Just bought this 2017 718BS in Jet Black Metallic and wanted to do some cosmetic changes. I owned a 981 Boxster in Black and loved that color but love the Jet Black Metallic color even more.

Today, I got the 20" Carrera Sport rims powder-coated in two-tone to match the jet black metallic exterior paint. The center caps with colored Porsche crest have also been painted but are still drying.

I have uploaded some photos of the new look and also some photos of the rims before.

What do you all think of the modification?

Next projects:

*Change the color of the roll bar trim to match exterior paint color using a vinyl wrap
*PPF on the front of the car
*Ceramic coating (exterior and interior)
*Window Tinting - 18% (side and rear windows)
*Tint tail-lights
 

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So which is the before/after wheels?

Hope it’s the black ones to match body, not keen on the silver/grey. Otherwise almost identical to my coupe ;-)
 

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So which is the before/after wheels?

Hope it’s the black ones to match body, not keen on the silver/grey. Otherwise almost identical to my coupe ;-)
It is. Color was changed from gray (which is OEM) to gloss black.

Looks sharp, @[email protected]. Be careful about 18 percent tint and tinted taillights: the former is illegal in most states (particularly on the side windows), and the latter is illegal in all 50 states.
 

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The way this treatment is not totally blacked-out (where the wheel, incl. all nuances of sculpture/design, just disappears from most photos) but leaves each spoke edged in silver (looking like an extremely open 5-wishbone-spoke design) takes an 'interesting' wheel and raises it to 'very cool' in my admittedly old-school view.

(I also have a triple-black Boxster S with the most open 5-wishbone 20s I could find...). I'd do the roll-bar wrap too, strange that the original order spec'd it in 'Painted Ext. Color' with override to GT Silver (?) as the default matte black finish (on rollbar covers along with front grill, side intakes, rear fascia) matches JBM to start with.
 

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Yes, the rims use to be two-tone silver and I didn't like that look.

So, I transformed them to be two-tone jet black metallic and silver. I will install the center caps with Porsche crest in color tomorrow and that will finish the look.

I am having the roll bar trim that was spec'd in silver transformed to jet black metallic as well. That should be done tomorrow as well.
 

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The way this treatment is not totally blacked-out (where the wheel, incl. all nuances of sculpture/design, just disappears from most photos) but leaves each spoke edged in silver (looking like an extremely open 5-wishbone-spoke design) takes an 'interesting' wheel and raises it to 'very cool' in my admittedly old-school view.

(I also have a triple-black Boxster S with the most open 5-wishbone 20s I could find...). I'd do the roll-bar wrap too, strange that the original order spec'd it in 'Painted Ext. Color' with override to GT Silver (?) as the default matte black finish (on rollbar covers along with front grill, side intakes, rear fascia) matches JBM to start with.
Cool another triple black 718 BS! Post some pics please.

Yes, it was strange how the original owner spec'd it. :eek:

I was looking for a 718BS in black or jet black metallic with manual transmission and lots of options. That was not easy to find so I bought this one knowing that I would be doing these cosmetic modifications.

Initially I did not like these 20" Carrera Sport rims but when I saw them on other 718s painted in two-tone black and silver (like mine are now) I loved the look so I went for it. Now they are my favorite OEM rims.

I will post more photos once the roll bar trim is done.

Thanks so much for the encouragement! ;)
 

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It is. Color was changed from gray (which is OEM) to gloss black.

Looks sharp, @[email protected]. Be careful about 18 percent tint and tinted taillights: the former is illegal in most states (particularly on the side windows), and the latter is illegal in all 50 states.
Thanks for compliment and the tip re window tint level.

I had my 2013 Boxster tinted to 35% and regretted not going darker. I talked to the guys at Tint World (who are all running 18% or darker). They told me that they haven't had any issues down here in Florida. Maybe I should go with 25% on the side windows ... but I do like the extra privacy that the 18% offers. The window tints go on tomorrow, so I still have tonight to decide.

As for the tail-light tint, it is a DIY kit that I can easily take off. I want to try and replicate the GTS look so they won't be too dark or permanent. If it doesn't work out, I will remove them. We will see.
 

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When you refit the centre badges remember to point them at the air valve :nerd:
 
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