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James M-S
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2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:04 pm    Post subject: Interior trim scuff repair - winter project Reply with quote

Hi all,

I decided to splash some cash on replacing the scratched/scuffed sill guards on my car last month as my kids no longer fit in the back of the car, so they should stay nice.

The problem is now they are shiny and new, the inner sill guard that surrounds the engine cover/frunk release switches looks really tired.

Is there any way to refurb this piece? (Ideally in situ) Wet’n’dry sanding? Plastidip spray? Remove and wrap it?

Any advice welcome on pros and cons of each vs just buying a new one and fitting it myself (which looks more complex than the outer scuff plates).

Thanks in advance,
Rolling Eyes
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Robertb
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been mulling a similar project, buoyed by recent success refurbishing my alu/leather gearshifter!

It its anything like the 996, the 997 inner sill trim should not be hard to remove... a couple of allen bolts and unclip the switches.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXl_4wqmQQo
https://www.macarbon.com/install_guides/Porsche/996/996%20Inner%20Door%20Sill%20Installation%20Guide.pdf

My thinking was to remove, rub down, and paint with a matt black rattle-can... I will take the removed trim part along to the paint retailer I used before as they did a great job matching the alu-look silver on the gearknob, to see if they can match the texture and colour of the black soft-touch paint.

I've noticed when I've bought new plastic black trim for an old BMW that the paint is satin matt finished rather than soft-touch.... presumably harder wearing.

I don't think plasti-dip will be robust enough. Carbon dipping would look good, but won't match the outer sill trim if that bothers you.

Replacement inner still trims are not wildly expensive if it all goes horribly wrong.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£180.00 each for the trims on a 997 I call that damn expensive for £2 worth of plastic Surprised
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TonyC911
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used Wicked Coatings to refurb / paint parts for me in the past and they produce quality work. I believe they also offer lots of different finishes including 'soft touch'.

https://www.wickedcoatings.co.uk/#
 
  
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James M-S
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for those links Robert, looks very easy to remove.

I’m now torn between sanding and painting, or wrap.
Nervous about doing it myself in case I mess it up, (wicked coatings are a long way from me), and I don’t fancy £180 for a new one. The outer sill covers were £80 each.

I might investigate a wicked coatings type place in the midlands.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James M-S wrote:
Nervous about doing it myself in case I mess it up, (wicked coatings are a long way from me)


Wicked Coatings offer a mail order service. They did a group buy offer a while back, where a number of us had various items done, mostly center console's - http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=116174
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jl-c wrote:
£180.00 each for the trims on a 997 I call that damn expensive for £2 worth of plastic Surprised


Good lord, the 996 ones are a lot less than that, I think.

I will give a 'home respray' a go on the passenger side trim, if it doesn't work so well then I will send them off to Wicked Coatings.
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