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Originally Posted by rxbike View Post
What am I looking for at Home Depot ?
i think i found it in the department that has washers, nuts and bolts etc, its a plastic plug, white i think, or i got it at ace hardware, sorry, i cant remember, it was years ago, i might have more, if i can find one i'll post a pic in the thread
 
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Originally Posted by mbgt72 View Post
I like that the price used to be $15 and now is $60 for the same part. . . That's one expensive piece of round plastic!
Make that $79 now! A simple painted plug has more than tripled in price in 10 years. That's some inflation.
 
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home depot has chrome plugs in a variety of sizes. sand it down repaint and install. maybe 15$
 
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I think the plastic might be better, the chrome will have metal legs and might scrape paint going in or out. A vinyl plastic might seal better too?
 
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Originally Posted by BLKMGK View Post
I think the plastic might be better, the chrome will have metal legs and might scrape paint going in or out. A vinyl plastic might seal better too?
i use silicone around the edge. once its in place you dont remove it. cant say i have reinstalled a single oem piece i removed!
 
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Originally Posted by 32krazy!
home depot has chrome plugs in a variety of sizes. sand it down repaint and install. maybe 15$
Only problem is I won't be able to paint it to a standard that I will be happy with.
 
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Originally Posted by vogz View Post
Only problem is I won't be able to paint it to a standard that I will be happy with.
why not? great paint is in the prep not the paint. a small sample can of paint in aerosol form will work fine. its the sanding and prep that makes it shine
 
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Originally Posted by 32krazy! View Post
why not? great paint is in the prep not the paint. a small sample can of paint in aerosol form will work fine. its the sanding and prep that makes it shine
Probably, but I have very little experience painting with anything other than a roller or paintbrush. By the time I buy everything I need to make it look good I might as well just shell out the cash for the perfectly painted one from bumper plugs even if it is grossly overpriced.
 
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79 bucks is not worth the aggrevation. I'd buy it from the plug guy..
 
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Wish they made a solution for the 997!
 
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Wish they made a solution for the 997!
Hi, not sure if you already got the plug, but for anyone interested, "alloy_and_carbon" has these available in different shapes (ex: dome, flat, trapezoidal) and in different finishes too (ex: gloss black, matte black, custom paint, etc.). Definitely for 997. I got mine for 991.2. looks great. thanks for sharing the information everyone.
 
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I wish my Cabriolet had a rear wiper so I could remove it, lol.

Lose 3 lbs, nothing to flutter over 170, buy a $79 plastic plug for the hole. Oh, and post pics of the wife.

What's not to like?

(JK, of course)


I remember an internet frenzy in about '00 or '01 regarding replacement of the rear tail lights eliminating the orange/amber and going to smoked front side marker lenses on Boxsters. Everyone was doing it, and it was the biggest DIY mod that even guys that didn't know which end of a wrench to hold were trying. Explicit instructions and tutorials were published on virtually every forum in every Boxster room. Pages and pages of threads on this. Just like the Turbo LED tail lights. Funny, looking back at threads when these and any cars were newer, what the owners found were important and a "must do".
 
 
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