The Porsche Boxster Spyder is the most extreme version of Porsche’s 981 Boxster. It is lighter by 30kg, longer by 10 millimetres and lower by 11 millimetres compared with the Boxster GTS. The front is more aggressive in its design and there are distinctive streamlined humps behind the rollover hoops which is a tribute to the 718 Spyder of the 1960s.
Porsche has taken it’s cue from the recent Cayman GT4 and given the Spyder the same 3.8 litre engine from the Porsche 911 Carrera S. It makes 370bhp, rather than the 380bhp of the GT4, but that shouldn’t be a deal-breaker when you consider that the Spyder is 25kg lighter than the GT4. Power is up by 45bhp on the Boxster GTS but 10bhp down on the Cayman GT4 and torque is up by 37lb ft. taking the total to 310lb ft. This makes the Spyder the most powerful Boxster ever produced and will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 mph with the roof up or down.
All treatments start with a careful and thorough cleansing process, designed to rid the car of dirt and bonded contaminants. The wheels were cleaned with Britemax Iron Max and various soft brushes and then the Boxster was given a pre-wash with Gtechniq Citrus Foam and was then washed using the Two Bucket Method, Gtechniq Shampoo and an Microfiber Wash Mitt using filtered water.
The convertible roof was carefully cleaned with a soft brush and 303 Convertible Soft Top Cleaner.
Once rinsed the Spyder was dried with soft clean microfibre drying towels and the paintwork was then inspected under LED Spot Lights which revealed swirls, marring and buffer induced holograms.
Below are a sequence of before & after shots highlighting the defects and then showing the same area after our paint correction process was carried out.
Front and rear bumper had some buffer trails/holograms present which would have come from the factory when they machine polished the vehicle.
To ensure the paintwork had the best depth of shine possible prior to applying protection the Spyder was given a final light polish using the Rupes Duetto coupled with the Rupes white finishing pad and Ultra Fine Finishing Polish to leave a very high gloss finish.
Porsche Boxster Spyder Paint Protection Film
This customer requested we protect the bonnet, side skirts and side mirrors with paint protection film to protect these vulnerable areas from stone chips and other minor abrasions. We offer both SunTek and Xpel’s self healing films and after discussing the pro’s & con’s of each film with the customer he opted to go with the Suntek self healing film due to its clarity.
After the film had some time to dry, we came back and finished wrapping all the edges for a seamless look.
Side shirts with extended coverage to cover the whole panel with wrapped edges.
The fabric roof was sealed and protected using Gtechniq I1 Smart Fabric Coat, to restore the hydrophobic (water resistant) properties and to resist future UV fade. The first coat was brushed on to get deep into the pores of the fibers with an additional coat applied by spraying directly onto the fabric roof
Gtechniq Crystal Serum was selected as the sealant to protect the bodywork. Crystal Serum provides a tough, dual layer barrier which protects the substrate from swirls, fallout and UV as well as being virtually impervious to high and low pH chemicals.
The paint protection film was coated with 2 coats of Gtechniq EXO
The wheels and exhaust tail pipes were coated with Gtechniq C5 Alloy Wheel Armour which provides a barrier against brake dust and road grime build up.
Exterior plastics were protected with Gtechniq C4 Permanent Trim Restorer.
And the end result…
If you’re looking to have a similar level of car detailing performed on your Porsche Boxster Spyder please get in touch and we will gladly discuss options available.
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