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Old 05-04-2013, 10:47 AM   #61
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I would add the front bumper segment. If it will fit at the same height. I can't tell from that photo.
Stylistically the door part ends at a "forward slash" slant. It might also look nice to have some sort of continuation of that theme on the the other end. I think it would tie up the two ends better. Maybe trim the length a little to fit that area before the front bumper side duct begins. That should give it a nice factory look.

Again, if you don't like the front piece you can just peel it off. I paid $80 from the UK graphics guys for all four pieces. If you do install that front piece be sure to have it pointing down a few degrees. Since unlike door the bumper is not flat and actually turns in, sticking it flat (with like a bubble level) will make it look like its pointing up when you look at it from far away.
Can you provide me with a link to the UK seller.

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I like the original image posted. Goes well when the top is up.

I've never seen the dangermobile with the top down.
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JD, I'm not sure I carry much kudos on this forum so feel free to ignore me.......I stand right behind 'ploughing your own furrow'. If it feels good, do it. This thread has proved both emotive and decisive.

When I look at the D'mobile I don't see a bad decision so far. Therefore trust your thoughts and do what you feel looks right . If you smile when you walk out of your house with the keys in your hand then it was the right mod for you.

If it feel wrong in a few weeks, peel it off. We are talking 3.6 transplant money and if a freshen is what's needed to stay 986, do it!


Keep that steering wheel on the right though... Embrace your in 'UK' ness!

And remember.... You are a peacock - so fly my brother!
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I've often wondered if it was that painting which inspired the "pull my finger" gag ?
And the Lord said unto Adam..."quick, pull my finger"
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JD, I'm not sure I carry much kudos on this forum so feel free to ignore me.......I stand right behind 'ploughing your own furrow'. If it feels good, do it. This thread has proved both emotive and decisive.

When I look at the D'mobile I don't see a bad decision so far. Therefore trust your thoughts and do what you feel looks right . If you smile when you walk out of your house with the keys in your hand then it was the right mod for you.

If it feel wrong in a few weeks, peel it off. We are talking 3.6 transplant money and if a freshen is what's needed to stay 986, do it!


Keep that steering wheel on the right though... Embrace your in 'UK' ness!

And remember.... You are a peacock - so fly my brother!

I would never ignore you EP ! By the way, where's Porsche Pete been ?
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Can you provide me with a link to the UK seller.
you want "Porsche Cayman (987) 'Cayman R' style Side Stripe Decals" for 50.00

Comes shipped in a tube.

Porsche Cayman Decals, Porsche 987 Graphics, Stripes, Stickers and much more with Design Stuff Online

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you want "Porsche Cayman (987) 'Cayman R' style Side Stripe Decals" for 50.00

Comes shipped in a tube.

Porsche Cayman Decals, Porsche 987 Graphics, Stripes, Stickers and much more with Design Stuff Online

Is the small segment between the door and the front fender the same size as a boxster ? I think it maybe be a smaller area on a Cayman ?
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I would never ignore you EP ! By the way, where's Porsche Pete been ?
Man love is a beautiful thing!
Good question re Pete, was thinking the same only yesterday.
I'll call him and give you an update.
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I say stick that sucker on! if you don't like it take it off simple

The Dangermobile looks naked without it
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Man love is a beautiful thing!
Good question re Pete, was thinking the same only yesterday.
I'll call him and give you an update.
Isn't his car for sale?

http://986forum.com/forums/boxsters-sale-wanted/45342-porsche-boxster-3-2-%60s%60-51-reg-manual-%2A%2A-stunning-condition-%2A%2A-uk-car.html
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Is the small segment between the door and the front fender the same size as a boxster ? I think it maybe be a smaller area on a Cayman ?
they have a video here:

Applying Decals to a Porsche Cayman - YouTube

took me about 30 minutes. I could probably do it in 10 minutes now.
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I guess so !
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I like the stripe on the yellow. Or maybe it is because of the kit you have, but now that I have seen pics with and without the stripe, I like it with.

And what is the deal with the top? I haven't ever seen a pic with the top down either???!!!
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And what is the deal with the top? I haven't ever seen a pic with the top down either???!!!
There's classified stuff in there
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I like the stripe on the yellow. Or maybe it is because of the kit you have, but now that I have seen pics with and without the stripe, I like it with.

And what is the deal with the top? I haven't ever seen a pic with the top down either???!!!
It's because there's often topless passengers inside !
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I've been looking around online, particularly eBay, for the best price on a side skirt decal set. And, I've discovered prices ranging from $39 to $175 for what appears to be the same item. With that said, is there a level or grade of vinyl that distinguishes one from the other that I should be looking for ?
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Come to think of it, I still have a 9ff decal set somewhere. Eh ?
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I've been looking around online, particularly eBay, for the best price on a side skirt decal set. And, I've discovered prices ranging from $39 to $175 for what appears to be the same item. With that said, is there a level or grade of vinyl that distinguishes one from the other that I should be looking for ?
$175?? I think the dealer charges $150 so that's the Porsche tax price aka the high water mark. I think automotive vinyl wrap is all the same. I'd go by the feedback score if your going via ebay.

The $80 I paid from the UK guys, who do commercial applications, seem to be about right. No issues with the vinyl coming off.

Might not want to overlubricate the metal as it will be harder to stick but if you're fussy it will be easier to reposition before you squeege out the air bubbles.
You want to be very careful with the letters. Make sure they're well-squeeg'd and let it set for a bit before pulling off the backing. And go slowly and evenly when pulling off the backing. For the ends, I kept some rubber cement handy and dipped a toothpick amount on the extreme edges so that it would hold while it dried. I picked up this white tiny letter opener xacto type knife from Staples to cut the edges. The blade was barely a milimeter or two deep.
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I bought Vinyl lettering for the plane and the cast premium vinyl is the most durable and guaranteed to last at least 5 years in direct sunlight without yellowing or otherwise degrading.

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