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Hello from San Francisco Bay area! After much waiting, by 718 Boxster GTS arrived. It quickly sent it off to the shop for PPF and now have about 5 days of driving on it. I was sad to see my old 986 go off to a happy new owner .... and absolutely floored by the 718!

Photos attached. Can't wait to take the drive out to Mt Hamilton after Easter Dinner today.
 

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Hello from San Francisco Bay area! After much waiting, by 718 Boxster GTS arrived. It quickly sent it off to the shop for PPF and now have about 5 days of driving on it. I was sad to see my old 986 go off to a happy new owner .... and absolutely floored by the 718!

Photos attached. Can't wait to take the drive out to Mt Hamilton after Easter Dinner today.
Apparently I hit a picture limit, so posting the remaining few here...
 

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Very nice! Where did you get the PPF done, if I may ask?
I used Kar Tunz in Pleasanton (dumb name, but great shop) - as I had my prior car done there as well. They did Xpel Ultimate on the front-facing surfaces, and ceramic coating on the wheel (for ease of cleaning). They did a great job - and very happy with their work.

I was planning to use OC Detailing, but their wait time was about 1 month. I wasn't going to risk getting a paint chip with one month of driving.
 

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Beautiful car. So you only had partial coverage with the XPEL on the front end? Do you have a visible PPF line over the front hood?
 

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Beautiful car. So you only had partial coverage with the XPEL on the front end? Do you have a visible PPF line over the front hood?
I had the full hood, full front bumper, side mirrors and the spoiler covered. By doing full hood, it avoids that line. The spoiler helps avoid scratching from passengers who don't life their rear-truck luggage high enough (e.g. my son's backpack when he pulls it out)

In washing the car this weekend, I also noticed that the lower body panel (right under the doors) should also be covered. From just a few days of use, I noticed black marks from shoes on the paint adjacent to the door sills. The black scuffs are easy to remove, but would hate for that to scratch some day.
 

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I had the full hood, full front bumper, side mirrors and the spoiler covered. By doing full hood, it avoids that line. The spoiler helps avoid scratching from passengers who don't life their rear-truck luggage high enough (e.g. my son's backpack when he pulls it out)

In washing the car this weekend, I also noticed that the lower body panel (right under the doors) should also be covered. From just a few days of use, I noticed black marks from shoes on the paint adjacent to the door sills. The black scuffs are easy to remove, but would hate for that to scratch some day.
Yes that is a full front end which I did as well did not want that unsightly line across the front hood (trunk/frunk). I also did the rocker panels because they are high impact areas I will attach a picture of the rocker panel coverage I had done.
 

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Wow, beautiful car, just stunning! I made the mistake of only covering half the hood and front fenders in PPF on my wife’s Boxster. I need to get it redone to cover the entire hood and fenders. Congratulations and good luck with your new car.
 

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Beautiful color combination (including the wheels)! Very Classy!! How do you like the carbon fiber Steering wheel? I will have it on mine and I am wondering if those who have like it.


Congrats!!!
 

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Looks great! Have you noticed any difference in gloss on the ppf parts to the non-covered parts of the car? I am considering the Xpel Ultimate ppf when my new Cayman arrives in May.
 
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