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Old 06-19-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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New Skirts

Hi, Installed new skirts, paint does not match 100% but close enough IMO.

What do you guys think?



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Old 06-19-2010, 10:11 AM   #2
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How and by whom were these skirts painted ?
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:48 AM   #3
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Sorry...You need a repaint. These actually add bulk to the rocker panel, and that added to the off-color, make them stand out too much, rather than blend in like they belong there.
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:29 AM   #4
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Congrats on the rocker panels!
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I like them!
They are subtle enough to show only for those who know Boxsters.
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I like the skirts, makes the car look lower. Without them and the rockers look unfinished. Good job. I found mine on EBay, already painted for $180.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:21 PM   #7
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nice addition to the car! they look nice... I'm diggin it, white looks good on a boxster
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nice addition to the car! they look nice... I'm diggin it, white looks good on a boxster
Side skirts are a great addition to our vehicles, well done! Now what side skirts do you have comparable to the poster?
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Side skirts are a great addition to our vehicles, well done! Now what side skirts do you have comparable to the poster?
Agreed, side skirts are definitely a must-have item for our cars. Mine are the MKII GT3 style skirts.

(on a side note, which version of the IPD plenum are you running to fit the 986? I don't recall if the RSS guys said the 986 could use the 987box/cayman 3.4 plenum or the 996 3.4/3.6 plenum?)
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:41 AM   #10
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Franco -
The side skirts look great! I added the same ones to my Boxster last spring, and I thought it was a huge upgrade.
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Agreed, side skirts are definitely a must-have item for our cars. Mine are the MKII GT3 style skirts.

(on a side note, which version of the IPD plenum are you running to fit the 986? I don't recall if the RSS guys said the 986 could use the 987box/cayman 3.4 plenum or the 996 3.4/3.6 plenum?)
Thank you! Could you by chance send me a few photographs of your vehicle via PM?

I am running the 3.4L Boxster/Cayman intake plenum.
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HI,

I never liked the way the rocker panels looked on my car and these skirts make it look much more finished and clean.

Porshe gave the Boxster a timeless shape but messed up on the rockers.

Thanks Guys for all your opinions.

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The boxster looks a million times better with skirts of some sort on it. Mine are crap and not made well, but I can't imagine not having them on the car. They really transform it from a plain-Jane look to something far more stylish or aggressive.

I like your set. Very nice! The pix don't really show me the color being off.
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The color looks fine. Me, I would add some bold stripes from the nose to the tail and paint the skirts to match.
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how much were the rockers?

did you just have them painted and install yourself or did you take it to a body shop and have them do it all?

rockers are on my "list" of things I want to do.... yours look good. It's almost impossible for me to tell the color is off... maybe in person you can see it more...but it m ay be one of those things that if you don't tell anyone they would n ever notice...

i have an OEM spoiler on my Acura RL daily driver. it came prepainted to match from the factory. to ME it looks like a perfect 100% paint match. someone else looked at it and told me they would tell it was off, but that guy was a body shop employee who has a fine tuned eye for colors... so bottom line - odds are no one will notice unless you tell them...

it looks great. rockers make the car look lower an dmore sporty/aggressive..

are they OEM or aftermarket generic units? poly or fiberglass or that poly/fiber blend stuff... durablend?

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Hi guys, thanks again for the positive comments.

I purchased the skirts on ebay, the material is fiberglass with gel coat finish not OEM.

The price for the skirts was $90.00 GBP and shipping $70.00 GBP.

I did the fitting, about 3 hours of sanding to match the rockers and installed them on the car before getting them painted at a body shop in my area, they ordered 3 variants of my car paint color and went with the closest match, scanning the paint was a nightmare.
Cost for painting $300.00 CDN.

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I like! I also have a white 986 and this is going on my "to do" list with about 15 other things...
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I did the fitting, about 3 hours of sanding to match the rockers and installed them on the car before getting them painted at a body shop in my area, they ordered 3 variants of my car paint color and went with the closest match, scanning the paint was a nightmare.
They do look great ! I'll be looking for a set for my 01 S.

Remember this (and this goes for everybody) always go to a body shop that mixes their own paint in house. That way, they are better able to tint your color to match, without making a bunch of trips back to the paint jobber.

And they will mix the smallest amount necessary to do the job whereas a paint store will mix in specific amounts ( 1/2 pint up to a gallon).
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Hi,

Here are some more pics.







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I like the skirts. I will be on the lookout for some red ones for my 97. If I need to buy a new set I will eventually do that. Looks nice!!
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