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Old 01-31-2010, 07:07 AM   #1
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Paint Flaws On My 2001 Boxster

I just recently purchased an '01 boxster, only 33k miles, had a dealership look at it first as well as carfax, and no accidents. I washed by hand for first time and noticed on fron bumper, right hand side, white runs on black paint. Looks like milky in color, paint is still very smooth. on rear left 1/4 panel, paint is fine, but has a few small runs, but no signs of repaint. does anyone have any idea what this could be?

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Possible flaws in the clearcoat?
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:31 PM   #3
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i've got a few of the same spots on mine. 01 black. but mine are more like droplets instead of runs and they're on my driver's side door where it meets the rear panel.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:36 PM   #4
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the runs i can deal with, but there are white runs on the bumper....never seen that before, and there is a solid clearcoat over it. Does anyone know what the white runs may be? Looks like a spill, but is under clearcoat

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Old 02-13-2010, 06:24 AM   #5
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Paint Flaws on my 2001 boxster

OK. This is what I found out from the dealer.....

"On Boxsters and 911s from 1997-2001, it was not uncommon to have a brand new car, come off the transport, still in it's wrapper, and there were milky white spots on the paint. Porsche came out with a technical bulletin for this issue. What Porsche wanted dealers to do was, give the car to your in-house detailer, and have the detailer hit the affected area with a heat gun. If applied very gently, the heat gun would disapate the milky white discoloration. The discoloration, if you look really closely, is underneath the clear coat, and physically inside the colored paint. With long flowing motions of the heat gun, constantly moving the heat around the area, the discoloration would disappear."

I will post an update as to the outcome. Hope this helps anyone is experiencing a similar problem.

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