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I replaced mine.

I bought some scratch-resistant polycarbonate from a plastics shop, traced around the original leaving an inch or two extra at the top so I couldn't see it in the mirror, and cut it out with a jig saw. A bit of tidying up and smoothing with a sanding disk on the electric drill and it snapped into place cleanly.

I like it much better--especially at night when the original (along with the window tinting and auto-dimming mirrors) made for poor viewing.

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I replaced mine.

I bought some scratch-resistant polycarbonate from a plastics shop, traced around the original leaving an inch or two extra at the top so I couldn't see it in the mirror, and cut it out with a jig saw. A bit of tidying up and smoothing with a sanding disk on the electric drill and it snapped into place cleanly.

I like it much better--especially at night when the original (along with the window tinting and auto-dimming mirrors) made for poor viewing.

Greg

Nice job. can you post a pic? would love to see the the look of it.
 

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I replaced the mesh with a clear plastic wind deflector ($99.95) from SunCoastParts.com. Much better visibility, day and night.
 

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Nice job. can you post a pic? would love to see the the look of it.
It looks just like the one in your pic except a bit taller and it follows the curve of the roll bars.

Here you go--it's almost invisible--the polycarbonate is clearer than glass!

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I don't really get this as I've never had any problem whatsoever with visibility, either with this or my prior 981 Boxster. I have the auto dipping mirrors but don't have window tinting & to replace a visually attractive mesh screen with a piece of polycarbonate is not something which would ever have occurred to me. No offence guys they're your cars & it's your choice but I personally think it's a retrograde step.
 

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Maybe you don't have the same problem with oldies and kids in dark clothing walking behind the car when I'm trying to get out of a parking space at the local shopping centre.

Lucky you.:)

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Maybe you don't have the same problem with oldies and kids in dark clothing walking behind the car when I'm trying to get out of a parking space at the local shopping centre.

Lucky you.:)

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That genuinely made me laugh out loud. :)
 

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It looks just like the one in your pic except a bit taller and it follows the curve of the roll bars.

Here you go--it's almost invisible--the polycarbonate is clearer than glass!

Greg
Looks great especially that you contoured it to your roll bar.
 

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I don't really get this as I've never had any problem whatsoever with visibility, either with this or my prior 981 Boxster. I have the auto dipping mirrors but don't have window tinting & to replace a visually attractive mesh screen with a piece of polycarbonate is not something which would ever have occurred to me. No offence guys they're your cars & it's your choice but I personally think it's a retrograde step.
I'm still deciding if I want to change it out, as I do like how the mesh looks as well. Maybe I'll just get one so that i have that option to change it out if I want to.
 

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The plastic wind deflector was standard on my 2012 Boxster, but we all have different problems. Visibility is one issue. I only had my 718 about a month when a stone from a vehicle in front of me perforated the mesh screen. That's when I ordered a plastic screen.
 

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I actually took out the clear center panel on my 987, just thought it looked nicer open, set off the safety-bar hoops more and helped visibility that little bit when glancing over the shoulder. I think lights were reflecting at night on the plastic too.

Plus I developed this habit of stretching a bit at traffic lights by reaching both arms behind my head and grabbing the hoop....

Anyway it didn't seem to have that much impact on wind and noise in the cockpit (but then I'm rarely trying to hold a conversation there). I'll probably remove the mesh screen soon to try out the difference. Nice that it clips in and out easily.
 

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The plastic wind deflector was standard on my 2012 Boxster, but we all have different problems. Visibility is one issue. I only had my 718 about a month when a stone from a vehicle in front of me perforated the mesh screen. That's when I ordered a plastic screen.
My comment certainly wasn't intended to offend anyone, I just like & prefer the look of the standard screen & have always found it suitable for purpose. Although I love rag tops you are always somewhat at risk of personal injury from flying objects & whilst your deflector getting damaged wasn't great it's much better than you getting injured. A few years back I was driving my wife's A4 cabriolet & a skip lorry drove past in the other direction. They hadn't thrown a tarp over the load & all I saw was half a house brick bounce out, hit the road & hurtle towards me. I instinctively ducked & the brick hit & caved in the top of the metal frame around the windscreen just in front of the drivers wheel. An inch higher & I'd probably now be dead as the closing speed was pretty high & the impact resulted in hundreds of pounds of damage to the vehicle (a couple inches lower probably wouldn't have been that great either). :(
 

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I am not offended at all. My point was a mesh screen with a hole in it simply does not look good.
 
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