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