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Old 23-05-2018, 12:52 PM   #31
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The bolts look a lot better! Mine are probably in a worse state than those were and it's doing my head in but I might be selling up soon so didn't really want to fork out on new ones, especially the 4 locking nuts.

What process/materials did you use to get them like that? I didn't think painting was an option as I thought the paint would chip off whenever I changed a tyre.
I flattened a bit of surface rust off, zinc primer, coat of Aluminium and laquer. It's not a permanent solution and it will chip again over time, but a cheap freshen up nevertheless.
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Old 23-05-2018, 06:24 PM   #32
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Thanks James, will take a look at their site. The standard steering wheel however does need packing out a little, too thin for my taste.
Agree. Compared to my RS200 Clio wheel, which is pretty thick, and smaller diameter, the Porsche is like a bus steering wheel
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Old 23-05-2018, 06:25 PM   #33
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The bolts look a lot better! Mine are probably in a worse state than those were and it's doing my head in but I might be selling up soon so didn't really want to fork out on new ones, especially the 4 locking nuts.

What process/materials did you use to get them like that? I didn't think painting was an option as I thought the paint would chip off whenever I changed a tyre.
How often do you change your tyres
For what its worth, just paint over them again if you chip them.
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Old 23-05-2018, 06:54 PM   #34
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keep an eye on those coffin arms Rob
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Old 23-05-2018, 07:26 PM   #35
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keep an eye on those coffin arms Rob
He'll have nothing to be concerned about if the arms are oem.
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Some much needed filter changes, cabin filter was rank!!





Had to remove one of the wheels because I couldnt budge the aftermarket valve cap the previous owner fitted, run it down to National tyres and 2 minutes later they kindly fitted a new valve, free of charge

Whilst the wheel was being replaced, I lined up the locking nuts to the valve and bottom of crest (concours standard ).



Painted a few bolts.





Need to pull the arch liners out, noticed quite a build up of debris behind them when replacing the bolts.



Not kidding myself that I have ceramics, but think I'm going to get the calipers painted yellow, looks great in the picture below.


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I want one of these sooo bad! Looks awesome.
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Good work!

I also spent time refurbishing those arch liner screws - but then found you can get x10 new OE for £4 delivered

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-V...72.m2749.l2649
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Fixed some of the sticky buttons on the interior PCM and climate control, nasty rubberised coating Porsche used that becomes tacky over time.






Quite a simple fix for these, tar and glue remover wiped over and now all smooth, left fixed, right not.



Next stage for the peeling climate buttons was a little more involved and time consuming, but relatively straightforward.

The rubber coating had become sticky and wears over time, a Boxster forum member had come up with the idea of sourcing new transfers and repainting.



The control unit split to reveal the back of the buttons and access to remove, once removed the coating is peeled off, alcohol wiped and new transfers put in place. Plastic primer and 2 coats of matt black Plasticote.





After 12 hours or so the transfers are removed, and the backlit logo's revealed.



Climate unit refitted and buttons looking boxfresh.



The only other thing sorted was the wheel alignment, car was creeping to the left when driving straight, so went into Torque Developments for a 4 wheel geometry set-up, was quite a way out but now drives straight and true.

We also discussed bringing the ride height down without affecting the ride, more for aesthetical purposes, and resetting the geo to their custom settings for optimum handling.

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Smart update on the climate buttons Rob

How much did the alignment set you back from T.D ?

I've heard Porsche centres want around £200 for a full setup!

btw, looking forward to seeing the yellow calipers
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