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Old 01-14-2008, 08:36 PM   #1
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question about repainting roll bar

Have any of you repainted your roll bar? Wondering how difficult it would be to change my roll bar to a custom color on a 2008 Boxster S.

Can the roll bar (visible parts) be removed? or is it part of the frame?

I planned on powder coating my carrera s wheels and thought it would be cool to match the roll bar too. (unless this is more trouble than its worth)

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Old 01-15-2008, 06:23 AM   #2
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The roll bar can be removed for painting. This is how a high-quality shop would do it. The top has to be partialy removed to get the roll bar out. Expect the cost to be over $1,200. The best way is to order the factory option...about $550.

They can be painted in place, but it requires a ton of masking-off areas.
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:50 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, but I did order my roll bar painted in exterior color (meteor grey) I was intending to powder coat my wheels (graphite look) and thought that powder coating the roll bar to match (at the same time) might look cool. Only if it wasn't too much of a pain in the ass to remove it. I wasn't sure if it was welded to the frame?? or if it was a removable piece. Sounds like it best to leave it ext. color...
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:50 AM   #4
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I agree with you. Leave it alone. It will look great. Good job on your order.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:43 AM   #5
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+1 for leaving it alone.
post up some pics of the ride so we can see what ure talking about.
but the rollbar can be taken off easily, you dont need a body shop to take it off for you, and if you're not in a hurry you can take your time and remove the padding as well...
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:09 PM   #6
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Thanks again...
I'm just throwing the question out there to see what your opinions are regarding the roll bar.

Haven't received the car yet. Its on order and due to arrive next month. Can't wait. just planning ahead of time. I tried to find some pictures of painted Carrera S wheels (other than black) and its tough to find. With the meteor grey ...I thought 'graphite' looking Carrera S wheels would look killer...

specs as follows..

Meteor Grey
Blck top
Black Full leather interior
19" Carrera S Wheel
Wheel Caps with Crest
Power Seat Package
Smooth leather sport steering wheel
Heated Seats
Floor Mats
Winstop/Deflector
Roll Bar Painted Exterior Color
Exterior Package Exterior Color (Side vents and Front Vents)
Bose Surround
Bi-Xenon Lights
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:42 PM   #7
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GCB, very nice build! You will love the painted roll bar option.

Meteor Grey is a very nice color. If I were ordering a new Boxster tomorrow, that would probably be my color choice.

Congrats on the new car.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:14 AM   #8
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The top has to be partially removed to get the roll bar out? Why is that? Only 4 bolts hold it in. Any they're on the floorpan. I had originally thought about painting my roll bar, but then was leaning towards powder coating it, but ulitmately I've decided to have it chrome plated. I'm still pricing this option and if it proves to be too expensive, then I'll have it ceramic coated. I've had several headers and headpipes from cars, motorcycles and quads ceramic coated and depending on the shop, it can sure look like chrome....or polished aluminum.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:47 AM   #9
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The top has to be partially removed to get the roll bar out?
Thumper, I don't know why...but it does need to be partially removed.
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