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Tomikaze 07-04-2016 07:40 AM

Tomikaze's 2004 Boxster S
 
Got my new to me Boxster S delivered last week. This is my third 986. I strayed on my last two cars. Porsche 968 and a BMW M3. Fun cars but always missed the Boxster. Just such a great all around sports car. Most bang for the buck in my opinion. Waiting for the title to show up so the car will just sit in my garage until then. Good thing I like to tinker. Here's a few shots...

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1467646390.jpg

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1467646510.jpg

Here's to my first mod... Porsche valve stem caps

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1467646757.jpg

rick3000 07-04-2016 08:12 AM

Welcome Back! :cheers:
Very clean 986, looks fantastic! I especially like the Carrera 5-spokes and Litronics. I don't think I have ever seen a grey top on a grey (Seal Grey?) 986, it looks good!

Tomikaze 07-04-2016 08:15 AM

Thanks. Good to be back. It's got an "Exclusive" package code. Need to figure out what exactly it included but it's a pretty highly optioned car.

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Originally Posted by rick3000 (Post 501966)
Welcome Back! :cheers:
Very clean 986, looks fantastic! I especially like the Carrera 5-spokes and Litronics. I don't think I have ever seen a grey top on a grey (Seal Grey?) 986, it looks good!


jsceash 07-04-2016 09:40 AM

Very nice looking 04 S. Congrats on the purchase.

Tomikaze 08-09-2016 10:25 AM

De-Snorkle
 
I forgot what a pain this can be removing the vent. Sounds awesome. A must do mod.

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1470766885.jpg

Tomikaze 08-09-2016 10:44 AM

Engine Compartment Clean
 
Cleaned under the clamshell and made sure drains were clear. Did the same for the front/battery area. Cleaned and waxed all door jams and under the front lid and rear trunk. Spent some time cleaning the engine compartment. Griots engine cleaner and engine dressing. Pretty solid results.

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1470768148.jpg

Spray on. Agitate with a brush. Spray off. Easy.

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1470768196.jpg

Tomikaze 09-04-2016 06:41 AM

Paintless Dent Removal
 
Time to address the most serious flaw on the body... a 15 inch scuff that pushed in the rocker. Pretty mild but I thought a buddy of mine could make it look better. Here's the before and after. Couldn't use tools to get behind the dent so he had to use the glue and pull method. Removed a few chips of paint in the process. Touch up isn't a perfect match. I'm not done trying to match up those spots. But overall it looks 80% better with no body/paintwork performed.

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1473000042.jpg

particlewave 09-04-2016 09:29 AM

Well, you bought the wrong color car, but it'll do :p

Did you check with a PDR shop? Definitely looks good, but a pro PDR guy might be able to get it even better.

heliguy 09-04-2016 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Tomikaze (Post 506034)
I forgot what a pain this can be removing the vent. Sounds awesome. A must do mod.

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1470766885.jpg

I didn't know we could de-snorkle '03 and '04.

grc0456 09-04-2016 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by heliguy (Post 508925)
I didn't know we could de-snorkle '03 and '04.



Why, yes - yes we can. Be very careful removing the flimsy-ass inner assemblies, though. They break real easy like.


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Tomikaze 09-04-2016 04:49 PM

My buddy is a pro. Been doing PDR for over 20 years. Some come out better than others. He claims this was a tough one.

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Originally Posted by particlewave (Post 508906)
Well, you bought the wrong color car, but it'll do :p

Did you check with a PDR shop? Definitely looks good, but a pro PDR guy might be able to get it even better.


Santafe 09-05-2016 12:07 AM

Great color choice, beautiful looking car.

jcslocum 09-06-2016 02:53 AM

That crease looks very hard to get pulled out and it now looks so much better. Maybe some black plasti -dip on the rubber spat/flap thing?

Tomikaze 09-06-2016 03:42 AM

I'll be replacing that trim piece over the winter with a fresh part.

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Originally Posted by jcslocum (Post 509089)
That crease looks very hard to get pulled out and it now looks so much better. Maybe some black plasti -dip on the rubber spat/flap thing?


Tomikaze 10-11-2016 05:34 AM

Nice fall foliage shot
 
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1476192842.jpg

Santafe 10-11-2016 09:36 AM

Is this the dead center of Portland, great photo & great looking car.
Looking forward to many more Fall Boxster photos on the Forum.

TrumpyAl 10-11-2016 09:56 PM

Don't blame your PDR guy, paint doesn't adhere to the layer of whatever-it-is that gives the sills that uneven finish. I have a similar blemish and I now know what I'm facing when I attempt PDR on that area - thank you for that :)

Lovely car that seems to have gone to a great home. Grey interior?

Tomikaze 10-12-2016 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrumpyAl (Post 512834)
Don't blame your PDR guy, paint doesn't adhere to the layer of whatever-it-is that gives the sills that uneven finish. I have a similar blemish and I now know what I'm facing when I attempt PDR on that area - thank you for that :)

Lovely car that seems to have gone to a great home. Grey interior?

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1476293789.jpg

Converse986Black 10-15-2016 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Tomikaze (Post 512718)

Nice picture! Nice car as well. Congrats on the purchase. Looks like I need to do the tire valve cap mod, looks good!

TrumpyAl 10-16-2016 02:40 AM

Brilliant options! That wheel [emoji7]. Those seats [emoji7]


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