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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:08 pm    Post subject: Key Remote Fobs Respray DIY Reply with quote

Since the arrival of my new Porsche I have been wanting to have the key fob the same colour as the car being Sapphire blue.

Searching on the web I can only find the genuine Porsche items at over £109 per keyfob which is hard to justify the expenditure. However the various copies that are available on e-bay are not in the correct blue, so I decided to buy some of these clone copies from e-bay and some Halfords aerosol plastic grey primer and some aerosol car paint matched to Sapphire blue plus a can of clear lacquer.

The aerosol paint all in for £24 plus the clone moulding were £7 for a pair (P&P from China)

I am very pleased with the result. The clone moulding are a very good fit indeed with no miss match gaps etc.

The tedious bit was sanding them down to the original plastic, then spraying them with multiple coats.

I would recommend this approach if you do not want to spend over £100 the results I think are worth it. and I still have paint to spare!

The paint is a good match to the car as well, the only noticeable difference is the metallic fleck in the paint is smaller from the aerosol paint.

( I did an extra pair as backup).


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a great job well done Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice job , worship got me wondering what the 997 fob would look like colour coded , love finding a new mod Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent! fair play.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought giving my newly painted key fobs some protection, so got me one of these, a Porsche key pouch in leather!

The key fob now has its own garage!





Complements the leather wallet very as well I think Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erm Question

I don't think you've actually saved anything in the long run Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
Erm Question

I don't think you've actually saved anything in the long run Dont know


I bought the leather pouch on e-bay, it was a bargain and the quality is very good so I think its genuine, even the outer packaging and label looked genuine. If I bought from Porsche directly I would have been looking at over £330 for 2 paired sets of painted mouldings and leather pouch. Cost me less than £60 total including the paint mouldings (3 paired sets) and leather pouch!
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