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Old 11-23-2013, 05:40 AM   #1
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981 emblem on my 986

It took about 3 hours of measuring to get the arc right. What do you all think?

Sorry for all the pics, I took about 100, I couldn't decide which ones to post













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Old 11-23-2013, 06:16 AM   #2
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I actually really like it. I've read where some say "if you don't know what it is, don't need to tell them" with putting porsche on the back, but i think it is a nice touch. Great picts of the process as well!

Not a big fan of the "porsche" or 986 sticker on the back of the wing...
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:25 AM   #3
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looks nice
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:17 AM   #4
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I assume since you DIY that there is no template to go off? Someone should make one and sell it on here.

How do you strip off the old lettering?
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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This would be great if you had a 3D printer. Just make the template public. There's a website culture for that making everything from lamps to err semi-auto guns.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:24 AM   #6
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That's really well done. I like it a lot.
I'll slide by and we can do mine. I'll bring the beer (for after)
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:30 AM   #7
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Nice work! Great to see that you got the arc right
It's a PITA
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:17 PM   #8
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I assume since you DIY that there is no template to go off? Someone should make one and sell it on here.

How do you strip off the old lettering?
I didn't have a template no. I wish.. The problem is the trunk lid is convex so if you placed the letters in a perfectly straight line, and looked at them directly from the a few feet back, they look arched upwards like a rainbow. So, I had to place them at a slight downward arc, so that they actually looked straight from a few feet back. Major PITA, shoulda busted out the hummus! I could probably make a paper template if anyone needed one
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That's really well done. I like it a lot.
I'll slide by and we can do mine. I'll bring the beer (for after)
Totally, always down to help a fellow Boxsterer
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:51 PM   #10
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Since you put in most of the work already go ahead and offer a template to your fellow 986er for a few bucks.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:01 PM   #11
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Wow, now that takes dedication!
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I ordered a set of 981 emblems. I'd be down to pay a few bucks for a template.

PM me if you're interested.

Thanks!
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What is best way to get old emblem off with out leaving marks? I am really liking this mod
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If you took that blue tape and went back out to your car, taped off all around the letters etc all the way to each edge and down to the edge of trunk, pulled that off, stick it on stiff type of construction board, traced and cut, you could have the perfect template to sell. I'd buy one!
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What is best way to get old emblem off with out leaving marks? I am really liking this mod
Look in your medicine cabinet and garage...

Dental floss saws emblems off realy nicely, and WD40 removes adhesive residue with no ill effects to the paintwork.

I'd be in for a template too...
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I also like the look. I might just create the template. I would need to get a good image of all the letters, retrace them in Illustrator for an outline. This way you can have different templates with different spacing's.
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A picture is a template, boys and girls.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:33 AM   #18
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GREAT job.
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A picture is a template, boys and girls.
Yes it is, but, having a template that you can cut out on the dotted line, insert your letter, then line up on your trunk, of course, then peel and seal. About a 30 minute job with no guess work and who knows, maybe use one with tighter letter spacing for a different look.
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I was thinking a top down pic just printed out to scale. Might take a few minutes, but waiting for a template in the mail would take days.

Either way, great work!

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