Friday, 17 June 2016

2000 Boxster S

This 16 year old Boxster S came to us as a “cheap buy” from the owner, determined to get it back to its former glory.

Amongst the jobs was fixing a cracked rear bumper, repainting the calipers, reviving the faded soft top, repairing a worn leather bolster, removal of several car park dings, and repairing some of the thousands of stone chips from the bonnet, to name but a few.

The roof was cleaned and recoloured with Renovo dyes and allowed to dry for 24 hours before sealing. We removed the bumper, which had several smart repair patches bringing down the finish, and sent it to our bodyshop to be completely stripped back and resprayed.

The calipers were removed, masked, and blasted clear of the old loose paint, with the seals – an expensive replacement item – in place and protected. They were then resprayed in Brembo EHT red with new white decals, and refitted to the car.
Whilst in the air with the wheels removed, paintless dent removal took care of the 8-9 car park dings, and we began coaxing some life out of the badly marred paintwork with a two stage machine polish, before filling 12-18 of the worst of the stone chips and scrapes with custom matched chipex paint, also touching in the door edges, before refining the finish to a high gloss. 
New red Porsche decals were fitted to the side skirts to add a touch of class to the finish and the car was then coated in 2 coats of high carnauba wax.

The leather bolster was stripped back and recoloured to match the surrounding panels for a flawless finish.
Total time: to be honest we lost count, but I think you'll agree it was worth it…

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