Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-09-2019, 07:25 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Waxahachie, TX
Posts: 359
Finally had my hardtop painted body color

Have been working on improving the look of my 986 the last month or so. Just had the top painted body color. Coming along nicely so far. Have had the car (it is a 2001) since 2005 so always fun to make a change.

Here's some before and after pics of the hardtop






thenavarro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2019, 07:28 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 35
If you don't mind me asking, what's the estimate to get a hard top repainted? I'm looking to get mine repainted sometime soon as well.
phook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2019, 07:57 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Waxahachie, TX
Posts: 359
Quote:
Originally Posted by phook View Post
If you don't mind me asking, what's the estimate to get a hard top repainted? I'm looking to get mine repainted sometime soon as well.
It was part of a package deal. I paid $1,000 to have the entire front end repainted up to the doors, plus the windshield surround, the two mirrors, the clamshell cover and the hardtop. Was a cash only deal with the painter at the local autoplex. Looks pretty good. It's not a high end paint job but I'm extremely satisfied with it. He did the others a couple weeks ago and I finally ran the hard top by there as well.

Last edited by thenavarro; 02-09-2019 at 08:01 PM.
thenavarro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2019, 08:55 PM   #4
Registered User
 
KevinH1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,341
Looks good. Is that seal grey? That is one of my favorite colors.

Have you considered painting the “bumperettes” to match the rest of the car? I had it done and I think painting them results in a clean look to the rear of the car.
__________________
2000 Arctic Silver/Black, Hard Top, On Board Computer
PNP Rear Speakers, HAES 6-channel amp, Avic Z140BH,
Painted Bumperettes, 2004 (OEM) Top and Frame
Homelink transmitter integrated in dash with Targa switch
Carrera Gauge Cluster with silver gauge faces, heated seats, litronics, painted console
KevinH1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 06:01 AM   #5
Artist, 986S tinkerer
 
NewArt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 1,438


Arctic silver with seal grey top: sweet!
__________________
JesseJames
2004 986 S
987 air intake TB and plenum, Mantissport 2 litre sump, UDP, Bilstein B6 with H&R lowering spings, re71-rs for track, other stuff.
NewArt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 08:31 AM   #6
Registered User
 
KevinH1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,341
You could have traded top

It's too bad you didn't get together and swap tops before thenavarro painted his top gray.

Back in my "Miata days" I had a red top on a white car and I saw a post on the Miata forum from another enthusiast with a white top on his red car. (We had both acquired the tops after we bought the cars used.) He wasn't too far away from me so we met up and swapped the tops.





The red on white had its appeal, but I think that the car looked better with a matching top.
__________________
2000 Arctic Silver/Black, Hard Top, On Board Computer
PNP Rear Speakers, HAES 6-channel amp, Avic Z140BH,
Painted Bumperettes, 2004 (OEM) Top and Frame
Homelink transmitter integrated in dash with Targa switch
Carrera Gauge Cluster with silver gauge faces, heated seats, litronics, painted console
KevinH1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 08:45 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: OK
Posts: 47
looks good; $1000 for all of that is a helluva deal. the paint supplies alone are at least half that much
__________________
99 Boxster $3000 project (fixed) http://986forum.com/forums/new-member-introductions/74499-please-allow-myself-introduce-myself.html
74 914 GT clone restoration http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?act=ST&f=2&t=260933
87 924S (next project)
jmitro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 08:05 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Ca
Posts: 103
Just had mine done, too. Meridian Metallic...
Love the look with the hardtop.

Are those tabs for an RTS?
__________________
Otto

2003 Boxster S
1939 Ford DeLuxe Coupe w/392 Hemi
1984 Suby Vanagon Westfalia
Ottomotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 09:41 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Waxahachie, TX
Posts: 359
Otto, yes the tabs are for a roof transport system. I've only used it a couple of times and have moved since the last and don't even know where all the pieces and parts are anymore
thenavarro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2019, 09:45 PM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Waxahachie, TX
Posts: 359
KevinH, yes, it is seal grey. Might have to do that with the bumperettes.

That Miata trade is pretty cool.
thenavarro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 06:02 AM   #11
There Is No Substitute.
 
rick3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Coast
Posts: 2,994
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by thenavarro View Post
Otto, yes the tabs are for a roof transport system. I've only used it a couple of times and have moved since the last and don't even know where all the pieces and parts are anymore
Top looks great!
You should try to keep the RTS together, some of the parts are not available by themselves.
__________________
1999 Ocean Blue Metallic Boxster - blueboxster.com
rick3000 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 04:44 PM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Tucson AZ
Posts: 390
They all look great. Thanks for sharing.
__________________
2001 Boxster
2002 Prius
1996 Dodge Dakota 4wd
Brian in Tucson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 12:37 PM   #13
Registered User
 
Xpit77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 438
Mine was originaly red. Then silver. Now Balsamic.
__________________
99 Boxster 88 944S sold
Xpit Formula Four sold
95 Integra Solo I sold
71 Opel GT sold
63 MG Midget sold
Xpit77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page