Anyone fitted decals ?

Anyone fitted decals ?

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Upnorthgt3

596 posts

110 months

Friday 7th May
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what's the popular opinion on this decal - too showy?


Medic-one

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3,005 posts

170 months

Friday 7th May
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Koln-RS said:
Just a counter-point.

Stickers are very ‘marmite’. They do divide opinion and many don’t like them, myself included.
Reminiscent of the Halfords ‘go-faster’ stripes that boy racers used to stick on their cars.

Everyone knows it’s a Porsche, doesn’t need it blazened down the sides, and never seen a Porsche that looks better with stripes, (2.7RS the possible exception).

Just IMO, but I’m not the only one.
It's a personal thing I guess. I wasn't planning on putting anything on it until I saw a white Cayman with red decals whilst out and about and really liked the look of it. Still think it looks better 'in the flesh' then in any of the photo's above, and I guess if I don't like it I can always take them off again.


Skin981 said:
Well that’s my weekend ruined, scraping decals off car ????
laugh

Have you got any pics of yours by any chance ?


LunarOne said:
If you're referring to "The Flying Carrot", then thank you!! Just wish I'd had the decals fitted in time for my last trip to the South of France in October 2019 where after breakfast I found its nearly inverse French number parked...
And that is indeed a stunning looking car! I really like the colour, and now I want an orange one! biggrin And the decals really suit it as well I think, great car!

Skin981

24 posts

7 months

Friday 7th May
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I would imagine you would receive 50 lashes if you put that on

Geneve

3,683 posts

186 months

Friday 7th May
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Upnorthgt3 said:
what's the popular opinion on this decal - too showy?
Grotesque - but it’s not my car so not my choice.

I normally spec my cars with ‘Badge Delete’ - the less clutter the better.
The nice Porsche crest on the bonnet is sufficient. Although, I sometimes splash out on coloured wheel centre caps on neutral coloured car smile

mrbikerdood

33 posts

57 months

Saturday 22nd May
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Mine ... and yes marmite!

LunarOne

2,104 posts

104 months

Saturday 22nd May
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mrbikerdood said:


Mine ... and yes marmite!
Turns out I love marmite!!

Medic-one

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3,005 posts

170 months

Tuesday 1st June
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I still like the look of those red decals on that 911 on the first page, so I've bought some and put them on to see what it's like. I quite like the look, but if I change my mind they come off easily and they were only 60 quid so no harm done.








jonny996

2,332 posts

184 months

Tuesday 1st June
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LunarOne said:
Before. I really dislike solid black wheels so I had to do something...


Wheels repainted in Mclaren Sparkle Grey and diamond cut by The Autowerks


Wheels


Graphite Grey Cayman R style decals ordered from USA...


Sam from Cargraphics applying them at Ashgood Porsche - he didn't like the bits that go in front of the front wheels but I really like them!


Car after decals
That’s an amazing transformation

2.4te

21 posts

49 months

Tuesday 1st June
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I went with Pegasus...

LunarOne

2,104 posts

104 months

Tuesday 1st June
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jonny996 said:
That’s an amazing transformation
Hopefully for the better! The car gets ridiculous amounts of attention. For the first week I loved the attention, then I grew to hate it. And after a while I grew to accept it - perhaps because I was using it as a daily and I figured out how to look unapproachable because seriously, everyone wants to talk to you about it. Little old ladies say they love the colour, and teenagers shout "rev it!". And then there are the times I return to it to see people photographing it or posing for a photo next to it! Anyway I've recently bought a barge for comfort and going back to feeling anonymous which I like. And it makes "The Carrot" feel more special when I do drive it.

jonny996

2,332 posts

184 months

Tuesday 1st June
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It’s one of the best looking boxsters I have seen

drjdog

331 posts

37 months

Thursday 3rd June
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I did the decals thing - I just like them, I think. I'd get a top of the windscreen sun strip with my name on it if I could.

LunarOne

2,104 posts

104 months

Thursday 3rd June
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drjdog said:


I did the decals thing - I just like them, I think. I'd get a top of the windscreen sun strip with my name on it if I could.
I have an orange Porsche windscreen one I bought from the U.S. at the same time as my side decals. I decided against fitting it, so it's available if you want it. Let me know!

drjdog

331 posts

37 months

Friday 4th June
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LunarOne said:
I have an orange Porsche windscreen one I bought from the U.S. at the same time as my side decals. I decided against fitting it, so it's available if you want it. Let me know!
I was kidding - I'm quite tall and I have enough trouble seeing traffic lights as it is.

tracer.smart

547 posts

178 months

Friday 4th June
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drjdog said:


I did the decals thing - I just like them, I think. I'd get a top of the windscreen sun strip with my name on it if I could.
Gold matte paint on the wheels? Nice! Any more pics?

drjdog

331 posts

37 months

Tuesday 8th June
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tracer.smart said:
Gold matte paint on the wheels? Nice! Any more pics?
It's bronze rather than gold. Anodic bronze in semi-matt, if I'm remembering correctly which would be new. The stickers are a close enough match. I also took the rear Cayman badge off and replaced it with a bronze decal because I was fed up with all the mould growing in and around it.

I can't seem to find any more pictures, unfortunately.

LennyM1984

338 posts

35 months

Tuesday 8th June
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drjdog said:
I also took the rear Cayman badge off and replaced it with a bronze decal because I was fed up with all the mould growing in and around it.
Sorry for the dull question but where did you get the decal from and is it the right size etc?

TonySim

287 posts

188 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Nothing wrong with decals 😀


Dr S

4,746 posts

193 months

Wednesday 9th June
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g7jhp said:
I think the 987 Boxster looks better with full length as per the Boxster Spyder as its a smooth surface.



Love it

Koln-RS

3,386 posts

179 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Still don’t get the decal thing.
Is it because some people may not know it’s a Porsche?
Or, like some designer fashion labels, the brand is more important than the item? wink