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Old 11-16-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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There's gotta be medication for this...

I have had this PORSCHE lettering on my trunk since 2010. At the time, Porsche only put these on the Panamera, so I ordered a set and slapped em on my trunk not thinking much about the spacing cause the letters seemed too widely spaced they way they were on the Panamera I thought. I was happy with the application for all these years until I started recently paying more attention to how the factory has been spacing them wider and at a perceived curve. See them on Boxsters, Caymans, and 911s at recent cars and coffee events on weekends, and they're all spaced wider. Great, now my placement looks all wrong to me now!...I MUST correct this!

Order another darned lettering set. Floss off the old letters, clean off residue with Goo Gone, jury rig a new spacing template based off the one on the lettering strip from Porsche, and wala...all is right in the world again!



Top pic is old placement; bottom is redone:

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Looks good, what are you doing with the old PORSCHE letters
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:14 PM   #3
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Looks good, what are you doing with the old PORSCHE letters
Haha, thx...I was gonna repurpose them and apply on my garage wall for decoration, but if I don't end up doing so, they are yours!
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Garage sounds like a plan!!
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I ended up compromising - letters on a curve but not as close together as the new cars. I think I put them 1/8" closer to each other compared to what Porsche do.
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Old 11-16-2016, 03:14 PM   #6
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The black letters look nice!...Don't get me thinking again!!
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I like how you put the appropriate letter on the template so you don't have a "Chefs" moment.

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Old 11-17-2016, 05:22 AM   #8
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I like how you put the appropriate letter on the template so you don't have a "Chefs" moment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmgice3ieZ4
Haha.. yeah... it HAS happened!...

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Looks nice . worth the effort once you feel it's just not right - inner peace achieved

hold onto that template - may be a future project for me

meds = OCD ? nah just drink more

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Old 11-17-2016, 08:02 AM   #10
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Looks nice . worth the effort once you feel it's just not right - inner peace achieved

hold onto that template - may be a future project for me

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Haha, thanks. I'll hold onto the template. Another beer sounds good!
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I had mine laser-cut in matte silver... I don't think the chrome looks right when there is no other chrome on the car.

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Old 11-17-2016, 09:23 AM   #12
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Nice. My exhaust and wheels have high polish on em though, which looks like chrome!

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I had mine laser-cut in matte silver... I don't think the chrome looks right when there is no other chrome on the car.
FauxDiablo, Where did you purchase the matte silver letters? They look great.
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