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Old 10-25-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Aerokit I side skirts finally installed

I'm posting these pictures just for you Nine8Six.

I finally received my installation kit in the mail which consisted of about 15 sheet metal screws and about 20 C-clips for that go on the bottom rail of the car.

I painted the skirts using Arctic Silver spray cans from Automotivetouchup.com, then sprayed on several coats of clear. After about a week of drying I wet sanded with 2000 grit sandpaper, then buffed it out to a shine with a buffer.

I installed them with the included screws and 3M mounting tape.







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Old 10-25-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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Looks nice! Surprised the color matches so well...
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:06 PM   #3
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That's automotivetouchup.com for you. It helps that over 10 years, silver doesn't fade.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:28 PM   #4
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Looks good !
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:06 AM   #5
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Mind sharing the details/link for the mounting kit you used?
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Ahh my dream, a silver porsche car (one of these day!). With black wheel of course. Beautiful heliguy, thanks (what on earth took you so long).

I think this particular Porsche Part ground effect makes the Boxster side-curves look perfectly balanced. Unlike other eccentric aftermarket skirts screaming aftermarket fiberglass e.g. my TA/GT style (Made in Miami) rockers :/

Was very anxious to see this kit on a silver boxster and you finally made that happen! Magic day-time picture shootout and all. Top (TOP) quality man

Nice work on the paint & fitting... although I have no idea how you achieved this quality/match. You some kind of pro-paint guy???
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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Tightbox: I ordered the kit from a company overseas called Porschapart Limited (porschapart.gmail.com)

Nine8Six: Thank you for the compliments, especially coming from someone with your fabrication skills. I chose the Aerokit I over the Aerokit II because of the overall balance. I think they blend perfectly with the lines of the front bumpers of the '03 and '04 MY. I have learned that the secret to painting with spray cans is that it is all about taking your time in the preparation of the item. Sand thoroughly and clean before you paint and wet sand and buff after to get rid of any orange peel. Take your time and apply several even coats. I did the same on my interior pieces and it worked out great.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:45 AM   #8
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Great job, looks awesome!
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Looks great! What clear did you use?
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:15 PM   #10
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I used the acrylic lacquer that comes from Automotivetouchup.com
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:04 AM   #11
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I have a 99 arctic silver with Boxster red interior and hate the black plastic of the dash. I want to paint the interior pieces silver like you did. How difficult was it to get the parts off the car?
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All of the interior pieces came off super easy, the hardest was the instrument surround and even that was easy...remember, its all in the prep work, make sure you sand them smooth before you paint them.
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I always marvel at how something so simple can drastically change the look and feel of a car. Nice! Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks pacified. That goes for the short ****************er I installed. I'm filled with pleasure every time I drive the car.
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^^^Shifter, I don't know why it thought I was cursing.
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nice!

I bought my 99 this summer and didn't even realize the rockers were an add on! I love how it sets mine apart from others. Love the look.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:54 AM   #17
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Your rockers and front bumper are the Aerokit I. Well done.
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All of the interior pieces came off super easy, the hardest was the instrument surround and even that was easy...remember, its all in the prep work, make sure you sand them smooth before you paint them.
+1 and remember 'cleanliness is next to Godliness'! Use plenty of grease and wax remover to prevent chemical reactions- silicone based car care products have ruined many repaints. BTW your interior looks great!
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looks great!!
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:58 AM   #20
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Where did you get the kit from, looking for the same side skirts....
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