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    Front Bumper

    I have 19K miles on my March 05 Basalt 987S and the flimsy front bumper is ridled with stone dents and chips. However the bonnet has suffered only a few chips.

    Anyone else had this? I am thinking of compalining as my wife's metallic black Audi A4 has covered 30K miles in similar conditions (40% motorway/60% a roads) but has only a few dents/chips.

    Re: Front Bumper

    All used 987s and 997s have the front bumper resprayed according to OPC Reading - does that tell you something !

    Mine was resprayed to meet the used approved standard after 4k miles.Its now at 11k miles and its better than it was during Readings tenure, but i've had to touch a few marks in with a fine needle and touch up paint

    I bet if you look at the plastic coated area ahead of the rear wheel arch you'll find lots of pits and chips in the surounding paintwork there too

    Re: Front Bumper

    I was interested in a Cayman, but as you say, to meet the OPC rules, they would give me f'all as they needed to respray the bumper.

    Unfortunately for them, this changed my mind about buying a Cayman.

    The guy was open " sell it privately as the bumper won't need to be done..." no thanks where's your value as a dealer?? Make the transition to a new car by part-exing easier not more complcated!!

    Re: Front Bumper

    Didn't know the paint is so soft. Now I'm even more glad that I got a clear bra installed on day one!

    Re: Front Bumper

    Mine was also very bad, after only 8,000 miles. Fortunately or unfortunately I had to have a repair done on the car and I had the bumper resprayed as a freebie. I sold the car only a month later. Can these "clear bra" film protectors be got here in the UK?

    Re: Front Bumper

    I would say that the bumper paint is very hard. Cannot seem to remove some water spots on the front bumper no matter what I have tried.

    Re: Front Bumper

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    dreamcar said:
    Can these "clear bra" film protectors be got here in the UK?



    Just answered my own question.
    www.airstream.uk.com
    They have quoted me Pounds599 fitted to a new Boxster with a lifetime guarantee.

    Re: Front Bumper

    I've got the 3M stoneguard clear bra from day 1 on mine (full bumper and 1/3 hood) and absolutely no marks on the bumper so far. I would highly recommend it.

    Re: Front Bumper

    Protects the paint, but the film shows the chips and scuffs too after a while.

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    18,000 miles later and my clear bra still looks great. It does swirl though.

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    Got the clear bra from Premier the first week I got the car. Won't get another car without it. Check out their website if for some good info and good looking high end cars. www.premiermobilegroup.com

    Re: Front Bumper

    Big difference in opinions, and i guess this is as much to do with the differences in road surfaces in the UK and US as anything else.

    My experience of US roads say they are much much better quality than UK ones. You don't tend to favour the 'spray tar and pour stones on top' method of repair that a lot of UK authorities use on our A and B roads. Stones rattling in the wheelarches are a daily occurence here unless you are on the motorways .

    Re: Front Bumper

    Hey now thats scary, I have a metallic Black Boxster with Bose and 19's like you do; my bumper looks like sh1t and my Wife drive an A4 too!

    I guess you must be really good looking and have a monster dick too?

    Re: Front Bumper

    Yep, that's me!!

     
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