Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster and Cayman Classified Ads > Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-21-2020, 12:56 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: California
Posts: 14
Garage
WTB Lapis Blue or Black Hard Top - San Diego, CA

Hi!

Iím new to the forum, just bought myself a 2001 986 Roadster in Lapis Blue. Love the convertible top, but would like to have a hard top in Lapis Blue or Black for next winter. Iím in San Diego, CA - Poway to be specific.

Please let me know if you have one available!

Thanks,
Gaither


Last edited by GongalongaIV; 02-22-2020 at 08:49 PM.
GongalongaIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2020, 09:44 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: California
Posts: 14
Garage
Bump. Thinking buying just about any color hard top and having it wrapped in the same color as the soft top. What do you guys think?
GongalongaIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2020, 04:08 AM   #3
1998 Boxster Silver/Red
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: 92262
Posts: 1,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by GongalongaIV View Post
Bump. Thinking buying just about any color hard top and having it wrapped in the same color as the soft top. What do you guys think?
Here's my opinion...

If you get it painted it's once and done. It'll match the car, and with proper care will last a long time. You're in San Diego... I'm SoCal, too... so that sun...

Now... if you get it wrapped it may be less costly, up front. However, you may not get a perfect match. Maybe you could go a deviated color. That said, and from what I've read... you must have that wrap pulled no later than ~three years or it begins to REALLY stick (Read: stays stuck, becomes harder to remove with each passing day), and could affect the paint, whatever color may be underneath. That's why I would never consider wrapping my car... that constant re-wrap.

If it were me I'd keep my eye out for a top. Lapis Blue may be a hard color to come by, so maybe snap up that next great deal... and have it painted.

Good luck.
__________________
1998 Porsche Boxster
1986 BMW 325es
2012 Ford Edge Sport

"Ignore the guilt, and take your turn"
Starter986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2020, 06:42 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: California
Posts: 14
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starter986 View Post
Here's my opinion...

If you get it painted it's once and done. It'll match the car, and with proper care will last a long time. You're in San Diego... I'm SoCal, too... so that sun...

Now... if you get it wrapped it may be less costly, up front. However, you may not get a perfect match. Maybe you could go a deviated color. That said, and from what I've read... you must have that wrap pulled no later than ~three years or it begins to REALLY stick (Read: stays stuck, becomes harder to remove with each passing day), and could affect the paint, whatever color may be underneath. That's why I would never consider wrapping my car... that constant re-wrap.

If it were me I'd keep my eye out for a top. Lapis Blue may be a hard color to come by, so maybe snap up that next great deal... and have it painted.

Good luck.
Thatís some good advice. Maybe even a scratched up top too so it doesnít cost too much. I didnít know about the wrap being difficult to remove. Thanks!
__________________
2001 986 Lapis Blue 5-speed 22k miles
WTB:
Hard top (any color)
Savannah colored steering wheel (with airbag)
Savannah colored shift knob
GongalongaIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2020, 07:57 AM   #5
On the slippery slope
 
JayG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: San Diego
Posts: 3,425
Garage
Sent you a PM on some wheels I have.
I live in RB
__________________
2004 Boxster S 6 speed - DRL relay hack, Polaris AutoTop DIY
2004 996 Targa Tip
Instructor - San Diego region, 2014 Porsche Performance Driving School
2013 C300, 2010 Jetta 2011 Mazda 3, 1998 Windstar - Dog van , 2004 F-150 "Big Red"
JayG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2020, 08:52 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: California
Posts: 14
Garage
Bump! Any color would do at this point as I'll either wrap it or paint it.
__________________
2001 986 Lapis Blue 5-speed 22k miles
WTB:
Hard top (any color)
Savannah colored steering wheel (with airbag)
Savannah colored shift knob
GongalongaIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2020, 09:59 AM   #7
TRP
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: California
Posts: 100
Here is a rather odd offer...

I have a Lapis Blue hardtop in excellent shape. I've been looking for Basalt Black but I'm about ready to just paint this one. If you can locate a black on in similar shape as mine, we could swap.

I'm in California.
TRP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2020, 12:43 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: California
Posts: 14
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by TRP View Post
Here is a rather odd offer...

I have a Lapis Blue hardtop in excellent shape. I've been looking for Basalt Black but I'm about ready to just paint this one. If you can locate a black on in similar shape as mine, we could swap.

I'm in California.
Lol, the search begins. PLEASE do not paint that hard top!!
__________________
2001 986 Lapis Blue 5-speed 22k miles
WTB:
Hard top (any color)
Savannah colored steering wheel (with airbag)
Savannah colored shift knob
GongalongaIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2020, 05:38 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: California
Posts: 14
Garage
Still looking. Any color will do 😁

__________________
2001 986 Lapis Blue 5-speed 22k miles
WTB:
Hard top (any color)
Savannah colored steering wheel (with airbag)
Savannah colored shift knob
GongalongaIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page