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Old 10-09-2014, 06:51 AM   #1
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Boxster S door scripts

Cant decide if I wanna chuck out $120 for these at the dealer. so I pshopped them very half-ass onto my car. opinions?
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:01 AM   #2
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I'm generally not in favor of side graphics on Boxsters because I like the clean, flowing lines. However, if you do decide to do it, be sure to keep the script at least 1" above the lower door seam, and 1" or 2" back from the vertical seam, otherwise the elements will conflict.

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Old 10-09-2014, 07:03 AM   #3
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The paint job looks great. How about moving the script back behind the door?
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Just looked on the config. They do put them a little further from the seams than I pshopped them.
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The paint job looks great. How about moving the script back behind the door?
thanks! and ehh thats not really something I think id do. good idea and thanks for the suggestion. I generally tend to prefer the stock look and positioning of decals/emblems.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:20 AM   #6
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Personally, I like the look of the big ==Porsche== running all along the bottom - but as you are going for something more subtle, I like the look of it at the back. It fits nicely in the panel after the door, whereas on the door itself it get's lost. It looks like an add on vs. something that looks more 'in it's place' behind the door below the vent. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:25 AM   #7
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I bet you could find a local printer to make those for less than half the dealer's cost.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:31 AM   #8
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I bet you could find a local printer to make those for less than half the dealer's cost.
If you could find the right font. I have been toying with trying to buy an old speedo dial so I could scan it at a high DPI so I could make some "Boxster font" numbers in cut vinyl for track days.

I have seen some folks that have done a good job with the font; there is a car that says "Boxzilla" in a very nice boxster like font that I saw at Sebring. He is on this forum as well.

There are a lot of places that have the original style PORSCHE font but I have never found the new "cursive look" font.

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Old 10-09-2014, 04:17 PM   #9
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$120 from the dealer seems excessive. I have seen similar decals on eBay for $10-20. While I am not a huge fan of decals in general, I think the black underneath the side intakes looks good with black rims.
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Naked is always the best (well unless you consider some of the people on nude beaches, that is Felony Naked)
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OP, I'm curious as to why you would want any Boxster S badging at all, when the car is obviously a base model?

Just wonderin'...........

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OP, I'm curious as to why you would want any Boxster S badging at all, when the car is obviously a base model?

Just wonderin'...........

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what makes it obvious to be a base?
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:10 PM   #13
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It's a 1999.

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Old 10-09-2014, 07:35 PM   #14
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Johnny Danger used to ask the forum about stripes and badging on the Danger Mobile. He often got suggestions such as this:




I agree with some of the others, this decal looks kind of tacky to me.

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OP, I'm curious as to why you would want any Boxster S badging at all, when the car is obviously a base model?

Just wonderin'...........

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The list would go on and on...
Guess he's just trying to perpetuate the theme.

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I generally tend to prefer the stock look and positioning of decals/emblems.
Then don't ask the question. Kind of like a chick asking if a dress makes her look fat. Spend the money. Apply the decal in the stock position.
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OK that is funny

"Kind of like a chick asking if a dress makes her look fat. Spend the money. Apply the decal in the stock position."
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Guess he's just trying to perpetuate the theme.


Then don't ask the question. Kind of like a chick asking if a dress makes her look fat. Spend the money. Apply the decal in the stock position.
I just asked whether I should even put the decal on or not.
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I just asked whether I should even put the decal on or not.
Actually, no, you didn't. You just asked for 'opinions' and that's what you are getting! Threads like these can be so much fun!
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:04 AM   #20
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It is you car and you should do whatever you want to it. Make it yours and original. Threads tend to go off topic her and on every board I am on....don't take offense.

I am a relatively new Boxster owner , but it would seem that most of us spend so much time in this labor of love (sometimes hate) keeping these cars up and running we tend to blow off steam. I started a new job last month and one fo the guys asked me "What's it like owning a Porsche?"...kinda like a very pretty girl, buy in is not so bad but the maintenance is tough. I have already spent 3 times the money on my Boxster in less than 2 years I have on my E36 in the 5 years I have owned it....but I do love my car.

Make you car yours.....decal, wrap, paint, fuzzy dice or whatever you want.

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