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Old 11-09-2006, 02:22 PM   #1
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Getting cloth threads off the top

After having the Boxster washed a few times by less than knowledgeable hands, the top now has a fair amount of cloth threads. I'd like to get them off, what would you guys recommend? Would a regular clothing roller work or would that leave other kinds of marks?


P.S: I recently got myself a 06 Gallardo and while it's a whole different experience, I have to say that the Boxster still rocks! It offers so much low-speed drifting fun that there's no way I could let the car go. Rock on Porsche for offering a package that's very complimentary to something 4x as expensive.
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:23 PM   #2
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Nice!!!! Can We Have A Pic Of The Gallardo
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:33 PM   #3
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Webster132, the tape roller works great. I like the one that WalMart sells. It looks like a miniture paint roller.

I would also suggest you apply Ragg Topp to your top one day too.
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:38 PM   #4
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Webster132, the tape roller works great. I like the one that WalMart sells. It looks like a miniture paint roller.

I would also suggest you apply Ragg Topp to your top one day too.
Ditto. My cover leaves lint on my top. A quick roll with the lint roller and it's looking good again.

Cangrats on the Lambo, you're now an instant celebrity everywhere you take it.
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P.S: I recently got myself a 06 Gallardo

Did you have the dealer install the "pu*sy magnet" option.? if so, how much was that option?
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:41 PM   #6
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Did you have the dealer install the "pu*sy magnet" option.? if so, how much was that option?

LOL,from borat right?
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:51 PM   #7
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They are building a brand new Lambo dealership in Westmont, IL., right on Ogden Road next door to the Porsche dealership.
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:08 PM   #8
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We need some pix of your lambo posted here real bad. Please make that happen soon!

You must have a nice big garage!
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:12 PM   #9
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randall...you mean this cars? i was with the big boys last weekend for my last run

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Old 11-09-2006, 05:17 PM   #10
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After having the Boxster washed a few times by less than knowledgeable hands, the top now has a fair amount of cloth threads. I'd like to get them off, what would you guys recommend? Would a regular clothing roller work or would that leave other kinds of marks?


P.S: I recently got myself a 06 Gallardo and while it's a whole different experience, I have to say that the Boxster still rocks! It offers so much low-speed drifting fun that there's no way I could let the car go. Rock on Porsche for offering a package that's very complimentary to something 4x as expensive.

Ahhh... Gallardo... Bellisimo! Would love to hear your driving impressions of each car. I see that you are from Chicago. Have read a few articles lately about racetrack club memberships (kind of like a country club for gearheads). You've got one that just opened about an hour out of Chicago called the Autobahn Country Club (autobahncountryclub.net)... "a 3.5 mile track with elevation changes and 21 turns". Pricey, but all the track time ya' could want. I'm checking out the Alpine Motorsports Club in the Pocono's.

A good way to get those nasty cloth threads out!
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:25 PM   #11
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Ahhh... Gallardo... Bellisimo! Would love to hear your driving impressions of each car. I see that you are from Chicago. Have read a few articles lately about racetrack club memberships (kind of like a country club for gearheads). You've got one that just opened about an hour out of Chicago called the Autobahn Country Club (autobahncountryclub.net)... "a 3.5 mile track with elevation changes and 21 turns". Pricey, but all the track time ya' could want. I'm checking out the Alpine Motorsports Club in the Pocono's.

A good way to get those nasty cloth threads out!

Ahhh yes, the Joliet Autobahn. I think a membership has a buy-in of about $30,000 and they have a waiting list.

The Chicago PCA had a Concours there this summer and then we did about 10 Parade Laps. They kept our speeds pretty calm.
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:45 PM   #12
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A 3M lint roller for clothing works awesome for getting the fuzz off my Blue top! If it's good enough for my good clothes, it's good enough for the Boxster's top
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:46 PM   #13
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Ouch... 30K is def country club dollars. Alpine is (I think) a one time $4,000 membership fee and about $3,000 a year. There is another club being built in NH that has a relatively modest one-time fee and different, reasonably priced, membership levels.

How was the track?
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A Corporate Membership is $100K.
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:07 PM   #15
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We'll dang... sign me up. The Pocono track is somewhat reasonable. I've inquired about equipment requirements on a ragtop... and I'd love to run my Ducati. The NH track runs bikes and cars.

Keeping busy checking all these sites out while I prep my car for storage. Had a blast with the Boxster... this is gonna be one of ny tougher winters.
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:13 PM   #16
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Webster132, duct tape.

Rip off a foot long piece, push it onto the ragtop firmly, pull away hard.

Foot by foot...

Once had a clown use a Chenille wash mitt on the ragtop...
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:29 PM   #17
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Thanks for reassurance on the lint approach and for the kind comments about the new vehicle. I got it in Pearl Yellow, so it's definitely a lot more flashy than my Silver Boxster S. But it needs an exterior like that to match the completely ridiculously loud exhaust at over 4000 rpm .

The two biggest differences is the luxury interior (super nice leather everywhere) and the insane acceleration power. Especially sprints like 60-100 are ungodly fast. I actually find the Boxster fun enough at 0-40, but when rolling along above 50, it does show that it has 280 hp (and not 520).

The lambo also feels a lot bigger, even though it actually isn't THAT much larger than the Boxster. Visibility remains surprisingly good, but I must admit that if I didn't have the parking camera, I'd be completely screwed on parking.

AWD really makes a huge difference too. The lambo can apply insane amounts of power on a straight turn and only skid a little. With the Boxster, you're bound to skid if you take a straight turn and apply any kind of power. I happen to consider that a feature most of the time, though

Also, I got it with the e.gear option. I have a 6speed in the Boxster, which I love, but the lambo is simply too fast. 1st gear is gone in a blink of an eye (they lowered it 27% with the 06 model too!). And nothing beats coming up to a turn in 3rd, making a perfectly blipped downshift to 1st while applying the break, and then flying out the corner like a bullet. Sure, it's POSSIBLE to do that in a manual, but I don't have the skill to do that perfectly every time on a manual. Or even every other time.

It most CERTAINLY come with a pussy magnet . I knew it was going to attract attention, but it's really outrageous how much it does. I've had more thumbs up, wild stares, and horns thrown at me in the few days I've been driving the lambo than for my 6 months of Porsche ownership. It's basically a weird exception when you find another car with a driver that ISN'T ogling it . Whether you consider that a bug or a feature is probably up to you.

One incident I did like though was while parked, two chicks in a car go by, then slam the brakes when they spot the car, the one girl rolls down the window and screams (really!). That was pretty wild . Never experienced that before.

Despite being a big exotic with 520 horsepower and 0-60 in 4 seconds, it's incredibly livable, though! It has a lift system to raise it 2" from the ground to get over speed bumps and in-and-out of gas stations with no scrapings. I wish even my Boxster had that.

And the AWD makes it incredibly stable and trustworthy in its application of power. You really have to punish it to make those wheel skid (but boy is it fun when it does ).

It also operates in stealth mode below 3500 rpm, which is particularly useful when driving next to coppers . The engine is quite as a whisper, which makes the roar it exhausts after 4000 rpm all the more shocking and spectacular.

All in all it's an extremely pleasing automobile. Before making the choice, I also test drove the F430, but the Gallardo just seemed more of a coherent package. Better looks, more livable, and just as fast. I'd love to own a Ferrari some day as well, but I'd rather have a Lambo first.

I'll get some good pictures posted shortly.

Also, now that Porsche is stepping up its involvement in VW and might even make a bid to get full control of Audi, it feels like I'm staying in the family . I got a Audi S4 as the daily driver, the Boxster S for top-down and drifting fun, and the Lambo for outrageousness.
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:33 PM   #18
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I've definitely considering getting a track membership for the car, btw. At autobahn, they give you about 20 extra tickets too. So it's not at all unreasonable to be 2 (or perhaps even 3) guys sharing a membership. But yeah, quite the sticker shock on initiation fee for Autobahn!
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:43 PM   #19
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Thanks for the review. Hey it's nice to have some options when ya' drive... you have some great ones. On a recent trip to Vegas, we popped in to dealerships to check out both the Ferrari F430 and the Gallardo... both outrageous cars. If a car can give you butterflys, the Gallardo surley does it. NICE CHOICE.

Good luck with all three of your rides.
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Old 11-10-2006, 05:42 PM   #20
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Some pictures of the car after a trip in the rain.. (yes, I did wipe it completely clean afterwards )
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