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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-10-2006, 07:15 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Rosemead, CA
Posts: 216
Painting Hard Top

Does anyone know how much it would cost to paint a hard top to match car color? Pros and cons?
__________________
2001 Lapis Blue Boxster
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...asa/ebcomp.jpg
jmabasa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2006, 03:14 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: MARLTON, NJ
Posts: 539
If done correctly, there shouldnt be any cons at all.
Granted, I have never inspected one up close to determine if there are
alot of gaskets and such that cannot be removed for painting and reinstalled.
It would take basically disassembling the top of any moldings or gaskets and prepping the surface. Once prepped, new color build primers would be sprayed followed by base coat and clear. I would think a shop would charge 12 to 16 hours labor for this and pricing at 45.00 per hour...average in my area would be 850.00 plus or minus a hundred...
Just go to a shop that has a good reputation and will warranty the job against clear coat failure etc.

Best of luck!
__________________
Joe DiMonte
2001 Boxster S
Triple Black
AUDIOGUY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2006, 12:17 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Houston
Posts: 15
I had a quote for $750.00 for mine. They planned to remove the two rubber strips that run from front to back on either side, and replace. It seemed, and still seems really HIGH to me. Bottom line, if it's NOT done right, it shows, so err on the side of finding a HIGH quality and reputable autobody/ painting shop.
Will 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 02:15 AM.


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