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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject: How blue is metropole blue leather? Reply with quote

As the subject really...

Blue interiors aren't generally my favourite. They tend to look a bit plasticky IMO. And the 997 has a number of plastic surfaces already... That said, my Griff has a half blue interior and looks great ("half" may be the key word though!).

How does Metropole Blue work on a 997?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have ocean blue which is nice and dark. I think it works very well and is nice to have - certainly a bit more interesting than black leather and not horrendous like some of the beige and red interiors that Porsche do.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 987 Boxster S with Metropole Blue, it`s just a little lighter than Navy Blue I would say. It works well with my Midnight blue car Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

Just had a look for some swatches and think Ocean is darker than Metropole.

Will have a browse round for more photos...if you have pictures of your boxster that you think represent it well I'd be interested to see them Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have sea blue and have mixed it with black Alcantara and bodycoloured paint
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
I have sea blue and have mixed it with black Alcantara and bodycoloured paint

Not so up on the body coloured parts but the alcantara (is it black or grey?) and the blue belts look great against that leather...

Out of interest, how much did the retrim set you back (if you don't mind me asking).
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

belts about £32 each any colour you want , the bodycolour centre console £180. the alcantara is what Porsche call black but its more charcoal everything except the lower dash is OE lower dash is about £200 in Alcantara. Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
belts about £32 each any colour you want , the bodycolour centre console £180. the alcantara is what Porsche call black but its more charcoal everything except the lower dash is OE lower dash is about £200 in Alcantara. Thumb Thumb

Whereabouts are you based and who did you use?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

murph7355 wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
belts about £32 each any colour you want , the bodycolour centre console £180. the alcantara is what Porsche call black but its more charcoal everything except the lower dash is OE lower dash is about £200 in Alcantara. Thumb Thumb

Whereabouts are you based and who did you use?


Based Bournemouth Dorset, Used a combination of DesignLS for leather/ alcantara etc , Wicked Coatings in Poole for paint , and a seatbeltx from FDTS in Byfleet surrey .
Its quite easy to break up an
interior if its a mass of a colour you think is too much . Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
murph7355 wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
belts about £32 each any colour you want , the bodycolour centre console £180. the alcantara is what Porsche call black but its more charcoal everything except the lower dash is OE lower dash is about £200 in Alcantara. Thumb Thumb

Whereabouts are you based and who did you use?


Based Bournemouth Dorset, Used a combination of DesignLS for leather/ alcantara etc , Wicked Coatings in Poole for paint , and a seatbeltx from FDTS in Byfleet surrey .
Its quite easy to break up an
interior if its a mass of a colour you think is too much . Thumb


Oh dear looks like Phil might have found another victim Floor seriously personalising your 997 can be a great thing and easy to transform your interior into a great place to be.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

silvermilnec wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
murph7355 wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
belts about £32 each any colour you want , the bodycolour centre console £180. the alcantara is what Porsche call black but its more charcoal everything except the lower dash is OE lower dash is about £200 in Alcantara. Thumb Thumb

Whereabouts are you based and who did you use?


Based Bournemouth Dorset, Used a combination of DesignLS for leather/ alcantara etc , Wicked Coatings in Poole for paint , and a seatbeltx from FDTS in Byfleet surrey .
Its quite easy to break up an
interior if its a mass of a colour you think is too much . Thumb


Oh dear looks like Phil might have found another victim Floor seriously personalising your 997 can be a great thing and easy to transform your interior into a great place to be.


Chris you should post a couple of pics of your interior mate Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Metropole Blue is a 996 Colour
Ocean Blue is a 997 Colour, so you wont find metropole in a 997
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark pearce wrote:
Metropole Blue is a 996 Colour
Ocean Blue is a 997 Colour, so you wont find metropole in a 997


I had ocean in my 4S great colour and fairly dark.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark pearce wrote:
Metropole Blue is a 996 Colour
Ocean Blue is a 997 Colour, so you wont find metropole in a 997

Ahhhhh. Interesting.

Thanks.

Think I'll go and have a look.

(Thanks to everyone else who's replied too - at least I know that if it's too blue, tweaks are possible for not much cash).
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what colour is the exterior of the car in question?
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaxA wrote:
what colour is the exterior of the car in question?

Aqua.

A colour I'm not sure suits the 911 from the pictures I've seen, BUT one thing I have noticed is that it looks very different from one picture to the next. So seeing it up close is probably needed.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may sound as though I'm mad ,
BUT
I find that an ocean blue interior on a Midnight Blue car looks darker than the same interior on an Arctic Silver car.

on the silver car the blue looks paler than it does on a darker colour car
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My car is Atlas Grey with Ocean Blue leather, which I thought would look a bit odd but in actual fact the exterior colour looks almost petrol blue when it’s polished so is quite a good match. Mine also has black mats, which helps break up the interior. All my previous Porsche’s have had black leather so I was looking for a change.

I also agree that Ocean Blue looks different on darker cars. Question
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My old ocean blue interior 👍
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

silvermilnec wrote:
My old ocean blue interior 👍

Looks fine in that photo Smile

Was the centre console body colour? Is that Cobalt or Aqua?
 
  
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