Last year we introduced you to our newest project car, called simply "Project Boxster Clubsport". In that first installment we found the right car, we purchased it for a song, and it was sitting politely in our garage waiting for its first modifications. So far, the Boxster has been happy to simply rack up the miles and keep things rocking along. It's an excellent Porsche, and we aim to make it just a little bit more excellent.
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Now that our lights don't look half bad, we're going to focus on that terrible paint. By deleting the dated "Boxster" rear script and giving the paint a good correction, the car will look as close to new as we can manage.
Porsche Boxster Emblem Delete and Paint Correction
The paint on the rear decklid of our Boxster was getting really bad. Like, 'I'm not sure how paint gets this bad' bad. I also decided that I didn't particularly care for the silver Boxster script on the rear decklid.
It's difficult to see just how bad that paint was until you get the Boxster emblem removed. By using some ordinary dental floss, you can slide the floss between the emblem and the decklid to strip it off. Some of the adhesive may be left behind, but it should come off by working it with your thumb.
So now the emblem is off, we can get to work on correcting that paint. We took this as an opportunity to give the whole car a nice going over with rubbing compound, a cutting polish, and a finishing polish, then a layer of wax. The decklid, though, would require more than standard cut would provide, as the paint was just too far gone, and we needed to attack it with some more of that trusty wet-sanding.
As you can see, the paint is significantly improved, but it's still not perfect. Eventually we're going to have to get this car repainted, but for now it's a good 'five-footer'. Personally, we'd like to have the car repainted in Porsche's Riviera Blue (formerly Mexico Blue), but would also be happy with a quick re-spray in the original Guards Red. Which would you choose?
Insignia removal and paint-correction project costs -
Black & Decker 6-Inch Random Orbit Waxer/Polisher - $30.00 (Amazon.com)
12 Pack of Cotton Terry Cloth Towels - $11.30 (Amazon.com)
Turtle Wax rubbing compound - $3 (WalMart)
Meguire's Ultimate compound - $9.78 (WalMart)
Meguire's Ultimate polish - $7.47 (WalMart)
Turtle Wax ICE paste polish wax - $12.97 (WalMart)
Total - $74.52
Decklid emblem removal weight loss total - 0.2 ounces
In our next installment, we're putting the car on a crash diet. We begin by investigating light-weight lithium-ferrous batteries.