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Hello,

I have a Sapphire Blue Metallic Boxster which is a pretty rare color on 981's.

I ended up backing into my garage on Friday night and i broke my taillight, Back bumper and dented it. I have since than ordered The GTS lights from Suncoast but the only issue that i'm having is finding a used rear bumper. I have found only two Sapphire blue Rear bumpers while looking really Ekstensively online.

The second one i found is a mint 10/10 Sapphire blue GT4 Back bumper and it's local too. I ended up finding it on Ebay even with the diffuser. (I already have one installed)

Basically my questions are. Will it directly bolt up to my car? looks like from the photos i would have to cutout the holes for my rear spoiler otherwise that's it.
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Ouch. Sorry for your woes —a bit worse than my recent mess up… (Glad you missed the fender!)

I’m guessing it won’t match but that is just a hunch. Should be easy enough to try though.




Perhaps the seller will let you try the fitment before you complete the transaction?


Shawn in VA (USA)
 

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Bumper cover is easier to handle than door dings, you just eat the cost of a new one. Better body shops have paint cameras that will match paint perfectly, even accounting for fade.
It’s not the paint that doesn’t match per se.. it’s metal vs plastic that can change … not all colors
 

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Absolutely 08, I'm trying to say they will get it as close as it arrives from the factory where there is a slight difference in appearance between those surfaces as you say.
Yup totally agree… I have a trusted guy and we’ve done two color change cars (never again) but they did turn out beyond my expectations… it’s just a chit ton of work. Especially the MR2.
Metallic paints are the tougher plastic vs metal matches…
 

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Ouch. Sorry for your woes —a bit worse than my recent mess up… (Glad you missed the fender!)

I’m guessing it won’t match but that is just a hunch. Should be easy enough to try though.




Perhaps the seller will let you try the fitment before you complete the transaction?


Shawn in VA (USA)
I am waiting for his response so hopefully today they will get back to me. I looked at there site and they have a ton of 981 parts. I did notice the holes for my spoiler are there but I think I have to cut them out.

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Color change cars in the 80's = "don't look in the trunk, under the hood or at any interior color keyed metal". Done correctly a complete color change is what you said, a pain in the Donkey. If I had a car on a rotisserie, then I'd do it.
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I'm livid now suncoast says the lights will now be two months out like wtf. I cant wait two months omg I'm so pissed off. They said they had them and they would be here in a week. So no gts lights for me. The bodyshop by my house is a porsche certified bodyshop so that's a plus and they use only genuine parts
 

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Just find a dismantler, there has to be a cheap get you buy light somewhere… eBay, Craigslist wtc
One seller on Ebay with gts lights he wants $890 There is one dealership in all of America with them lights and that's Bellevue wa and they won't ship them. I offered them $200 over what they were asking to ship them and they wouldn't. I thought about flying there and picking them up but if I do that than I might as well pay the $890 on ebay plus it's going to snow there this week and I hate snow..lol offerup has a set of for $200 I may grab those :(
 
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