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Old 08-26-2015, 02:20 PM   #1
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Adding "986" Emblem...?

I ordered these block italic chrome numbers to put on the "batwing" as seen below, but I think they might look ok on the trunk, also.

$0.99 per number, $0.99 combined shipping, $3.96 total. 2 weeks, shipped from Taiwan.
1 Piece Chrome Individual Letters 3D Emblem Badge Sticker Number Alphapet Logo | eBay

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this will look better without the white background, I promise.



#1 - Centered (probably the best, if I do it at all)





#2 - Offset (straight)



#3 - Offset (following the line of trunk)



#4 - Moderate Offset



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#6 - Centered Above




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Old 08-26-2015, 02:51 PM   #2
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You have the numbers upside-down in all the pictures. You need to turn it over.

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Old 08-26-2015, 02:58 PM   #3
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I like the trunk offset #4, but would like to see the "9" left aligned and parallel to the "E", or the left of the "9" aligned to the center of the "E"...
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I like #4 Best and agree with iancole. I would like to see the view aligned closer with the center or leading edge of the E.
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Old 08-26-2015, 04:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input!
For the record: I'm just toying with this idea, not 100% set on it yet (but it does look nice in person ).




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Old 08-26-2015, 09:49 PM   #6
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It looks good on the batwing!
I think I am going to get some of those
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:29 PM   #7
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I was thinking about adding my sig line under the Boxster S wording.
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:05 AM   #8
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Some issues I have with it:

1) I wish the numbers had thinner lines to better match the "Porsche", but it's really not that apparent in person and looks nice. They just don't photograph well.

2) Getting the numbers to look correct with the curve of the existing emblem (which is why I think centered may be best).

3) The number spacing is too tight in my pictures. Not a problem, of course, since I can space them however I like.

I've ordered another set, so I'll play with it more when they arrive. I'll find the best aesthetic arrangement and try it on for a while. I can always remove them at any time.
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It looks good on the batwing!
I think I am going to get some of those
The batwing does look nice. I think I'd prefer slightly smaller numbers, though. I'll have to see if I can find some.

I increased the spacing from 2mm to 4mm.


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Very cool! Thanks for posting!
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:17 AM   #11
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I do like the numbers centered as posted in #1. Not even sure you have to worry about that slight curve with only the 3 numbers. Also like #4 as originally posted.

Not a fan of them on the batwing. Hidden behind the shift knob, just seems a bit pointless and overkill.

What are they made of? Will they withstand the wind and rain and snow and slush and stay looking good and inplace?
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The increased spacing really fixed it for me. Looks way better.
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Thanks for the input!
For the record: I'm just toying with this idea, not 100% set on it yet (but it does look nice in person ).




That looks absolutely outstanding! My car is debadged but that looks like the only alternative I would prefer! I think I may have to do that to mine.
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I am just the opposite.. I took the Boxster emblem off the trunk for the clean stealth look.
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Personally, I like it the way you have it. If you do go this route, the numbers have to be thinner to match the current script IMO. I think they are ok on the batwing but again, thinner script would be better.
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paint the Porsche letters with a plasti dip in high gloss red and paint the 986 in the signal green color of your calipers, and align like in the last pic, off to the right. And paint your bumperrettes white.
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Personally, I like it the way you have it. If you do go this route, the numbers have to be thinner to match the current script IMO. I think they are ok on the batwing but again, thinner script would be better.
I'm inclined to agree with you. I scoured that Internet thing for a couple hours last night and couldn't find any script smaller than this, but I'll keep an eye out. I may have to put some aluminum on a water jet and make them.

It was fun, though. At $3.96, I'm not out much $.
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paint the Porsche letters with a plasti dip in high gloss red and paint the 986 in the signal green color of your calipers, and align like in the last pic, off to the right. And paint your bumperrettes white.
Sending this off to photoshop...
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^ for your spoiler decal, if you have one... paint the spoiler black to freshen up, and then add a signal green and red decal that says 986 Spyder
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I'm inclined to agree with you. I scoured that Internet thing for a couple hours last night and couldn't find any script smaller than this, but I'll keep an eye out. I may have to put some aluminum on a water jet and make them.

It was fun, though. At $3.96, I'm not out much $.
Here's factory original 968 emblems that have been "repurposed". I have a set to go on my orange/black Boxster you helped photoshop the other night. I've painted them in orange.

Suncoast Porsche Parts & Accessories Emblem - "986" in Black

Just a bit more than $3.96 though...

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