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Old 13-05-2018, 08:03 PM   #11
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Nice car Rob

I had a Cayman in the same colour and the same colour interior
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Old 13-05-2018, 08:06 PM   #12
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I have had a 987s and now have a 981S Boxster. Beautiful cars to drive and look great.

Mine is black, which sparkles beautifully in the sunlight

Enjoy it
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Old 13-05-2018, 08:46 PM   #13
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You have done well finding such a nice one.
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Old 13-05-2018, 09:31 PM   #14
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Nice purchase Rob.

I had to smile when you linked the detail on your Clio III 197 (my 2nd car is a Clio III 200)

And my 1st car is a Boxster. Had it just over a year now.

Sports exhaust turns the excitement up a notch

The cocoa interior is a welcome difference.
I seem to find the 'coloured' interiors wear better with age than the plain black.
Maybe its just because there are more black leather ones to see tbh.

Looking forwards to seeing more pics and updates
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Old 14-05-2018, 05:23 PM   #15
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Thanks, no they should be a low sheen finish, the valeter at the independent dealer prepared them with some kind of shiny dressing which highlighted the scuffs more so. I was going to replace them but have since stripped them back to factory finish and it doesn't make the scuffs as evident.
Why one earth do they use that shiny glossy silicone rubbish??

I bought an Insignia from a dealer years ago and the dash was coated in it, and I told them to get it all off before I picked it up....ghastly product!
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Old 14-05-2018, 07:27 PM   #16
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Why one earth do they use that shiny glossy silicone rubbish??

I bought an Insignia from a dealer years ago and the dash was coated in it, and I told them to get it all off before I picked it up....ghastly product!
All that shines isn't good
The salesman mentioned that all cars get a wash, claying and polish, I said not to bother but give it a wash so when my wife see's it she hasn't got anything to be critical about. Then he put pressure on the valeter by telling him what I did for a living, poor bloke obviously got carried away.
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So updated the front side/fog lights to a more modern looking brighter LED to match the Xenon's.

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New plates fitted and an attempt to brighten up the exhaust tips (will do for now).



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Nice Rob.

What sort of bulbs did you go for ??

I have the Zunsport grilles to remove (bit of a swine) but I put in the Philips White Vision (blue 501s) and they are not really much different to standard so they're still a bit yellow.

I bought some Fizzmo leds for the rear number plate off eBay and they burned out in no time.
Like literally burned out - I could smell the burned plastic when I opened the garage one morning. The leds were fused to the circuit.

I though the 987's had to have a LED controller to get LEDs to work correctly.

Please keep me posted
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Old 17-05-2018, 07:21 AM   #19
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Nice Rob.

What sort of bulbs did you go for ??

I have the Zunsport grilles to remove (bit of a swine) but I put in the Philips White Vision (blue 501s) and they are not really much different to standard so they're still a bit yellow.

I bought some Fizzmo leds for the rear number plate off eBay and they burned out in no time.
Like literally burned out - I could smell the burned plastic when I opened the garage one morning. The leds were fused to the circuit.

I though the 987's had to have a LED controller to get LEDs to work correctly.

Please keep me posted
I have basically gone from tried and tested recommendations on Boxanet, the side lights are from Halfords, and the fog lights from Auto Lighting UK. All Canbus free and plug and play, if they flicker then you generally turn them 180.
Surprised about the Fizzmo leds, found them to be really good on the E39, literally had them inside and out and were excellent in their customer service, although the smell of burning plastic would worry the cr@p out of me.
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@Gleammachine

Which type are the sidelight LEDs from Halfords Rob.
Any chance you can link me to their website. ?

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