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Old 11-22-2019, 11:42 PM   #1
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Purchased 2000 S - Looking for interior parts

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After searching for about a month I purchased a used 2000 S this evening. The car is in pretty good shape except for a few interior trim pieces. The car originally came extremely well optioned. I would like to replace the old tired pieces with NOS or used original parts.

This is where it gets odd... I need to find NOS or Used Carbon Door arm rests and carbon door pull covers. I've tried to locate part numbers for these parts but I have come up blank. I imagine there must be someone selling these but I'm not finding the right search terms.

The parts I'm looking for were optioned under the following code (I think):

XTL - Carbon door panel parts

Sorry if this has been covered before.

Thank you,
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:03 AM   #2
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You mean like this: https://niinedesign.com/Carbon-Fiber-Door-Armrest-Cover-fits-Boxster-986-996-986CFDAC.htm

... which took me all of 4.873 seconds to find.
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:58 AM   #3
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Well sort of... Except that is a film you apply over your existing parts and mine is a carbon fiber part. I'm looking for the original parts, not the film.
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Follow this link to the factory parts catalog.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gUVtQYvav64U4tp_d9kATIHx0QWRfUAw/view
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Follow this link to the factory parts catalog.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gUVtQYvav64U4tp_d9kATIHx0QWRfUAw/view
Thank you! I appreciate the help.
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Well sort of... Except that is a film you apply over your existing parts and mine is a carbon fiber part. I'm looking for the original parts, not the film.

Those parts when new were very rare, very expensive, & not very durable.
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Well sort of... Except that is a film you apply over your existing parts and mine is a carbon fiber part. I'm looking for the original parts, not the film.
Just giving you a lead, Pal. Wasn't going to go hunting it down fer ya.

The film might lead you to the part number... go hunting. Might take a while, but doeable.
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Just giving you a lead, Pal. Wasn't going to go hunting it down fer ya.

The film might lead you to the part number... go hunting. Might take a while, but doeable.
I totally get it. I appreciate the lead!
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Those parts when new were very rare, very expensive, & not very durable.
Exactly. Not durable at all. Three of my parts are cracked. To be fair... they have lasted 20 years. I shouldn't be so critical.

Thanks for the leads guys!
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Man what a ton of options I've never seen so many on a Boxster,..I wonder the sticker price on this one !!
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Hello,

After searching for about a month I purchased a used 2000 S this evening. The car is in pretty good shape except for a few interior trim pieces. The car originally came extremely well optioned. I would like to replace the old tired pieces with NOS or used original parts.

This is where it gets odd... I need to find NOS or Used Carbon Door arm rests and carbon door pull covers. I've tried to locate part numbers for these parts but I have come up blank. I imagine there must be someone selling these but I'm not finding the right search terms.

The parts I'm looking for were optioned under the following code (I think):

XTL - Carbon door panel parts

Sorry if this has been covered before.

Thank you,
Ted

You will have a lot easier time finding leads using the correct XTE code for carbon door panel parts.
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Old 11-26-2019, 12:02 PM   #12
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Thank you, JRJ!

XTE and XTL are both listed for Carbon door panel parts . Seeing as how I don't have XTL listed on my car, not sure why I picked/gravitated to that item designation. Thanks again for the assist.

I looked into this a bit more and I think I'm going to look into having them repaired. There is no structural damage to them. Just ugly cracks. There is a shop at the airport who specializes in making CF parts for full scale helicopters. I'm going to swing by on the way home and see what they suggest.

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perhaps just remove the clearcoat and re-shoot?
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:10 PM   #14
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It's the epoxy that's broken/cracked. After speaking with one of the tech's I think I have a plan. I'm going to go at it with a drill bit shaped like a ball and carve a groove into the crack. From there I'll sand it all back and feather in the cracks. Then I'll apply a new layer Or really...multiple layers of UV resistant epoxy to the cracks to build up the cracked ares. Once it's all built up then I will sand it down with varying grits util i get to 3000 grit. Finish with buff and polish.

Time consuming? Yes. Less expensive than buying new parts? YOU BET!

Maybe I'll post some photos as I go.
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I’d inquire with one of the outfits that can repair carbon fiber bicycle frames. Those guys usually can work wonders.

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