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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:42 pm    Post subject: Change Convertible color or not? Reply with quote

Starting to think about changing my convertible top color from grey to black.
Please let me know what you think Question

My car is the top one
 



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think it’s got to be black. The grey seems to look as if it’s just been sun faded from black and unintentionally ages what’s a lovely looking car.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about red?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yuk That 'grey' looks like faded black.

My boss had a red roof on his white car, think the contrast looked Cool especially if you lived in the UAE Grin

I'd go Blue or Red Mechanic

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black. I speak with authority. I own the identical car to you, but with the correct black roof, which looks great as it has a new one as some kind soul decided to slash the roof and key the car about a year ago.......

Had mine cleaned yesterday, looks way way to good and already classic, while still being modern. 997 looks don't seem to age, unlike a 996 which for looks awful and dated!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

with a new hood at £1800 wish plus vat and fitting

may be an idea to dye your current hood black,

there are dyes out there formulated for dyeing hoods, probably need to speak to a reputable trimmer or detailer and they should be able to do it for you
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark pearce wrote:
with a new hood at £1800 wish plus vat and fitting

may be an idea to dye your current hood black,

there are dyes out there formulated for dyeing hoods, probably need to speak to a reputable trimmer or detailer and they should be able to do it for you

Sound advice Mark - I've seen it done professionally with good results.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dye it a dark red the black red or white red combo is very upto date and will lift the car big time I see lots of 991 with those colour combos.
black on black is classic, but not very interesting .
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
black on black is classic, but not very interesting .


I agree. Black on black on black is even worse. nooo
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark red looks good Thumb black on black is dull
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toffeeman wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
black on black is classic, but not very interesting .


I agree. Black on black on black is even worse. nooo


Once you do black......you never go back. wack
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seeforez wrote:
Dark red looks good Thumb black on black is dull


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judge I'm a bit to conservative to go Red, but i looks great, so far no one like the existing color i have, so it seams to be black then...
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mumintrollet wrote:
Judge I'm a bit to conservative to go Red, but i looks great, so far no one like the existing color i have, so it seams to be black then...


But hardly anyone liked the black either mate Grin Grin but its your car so best to do what makes you feel happy. So I cant persuade you to go acid green on the roof then Floor
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