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Anyone got a link to a how to guide please?

 

ive searched the site and can’t find a specific post / thread, but have got this video:


I’m assuming a 987.2 will be pretty much the same to remove as the 987.1 in the video. 

 

Also - any top tips or ‘watch out fors’?

 

Like should I pre-emptively buy some particular clips / fastenings for ones that always break 🤷‍♂️🤔

 

Ill be removing both front and rear bumpers for respraying in February. 
 

Thanks in advance, Jason

 

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Its actually pretty easy, just remember the screws that screw up behind the side repeaters, access them by opening the inner wheel well liner. 

 

Why don't you figure it out and do one of your wizzy-miller how-to guides?  'Windy Does Bumpers' 

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Thanks Nick - good pointer re the screws behind the repeaters.   Would you recommend I buy any replacement clips / fastenings in advance? I’ll be making a trip to OPC Silverstone anyway to buy a new front left fog lamp assembly to replace my rusty one whilst the bumpers off 👍🏻

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Worth buying a few spares of the 2 piece clips, I can't remember what they're called but the centre piece pushes through to hold them in...

 

Otherwise, the screws are just self tappers (Philips head and the ones underneath are normally tore) and should be fine to re-use.  

 

You'll also need to strip the grills and fog light housing etc off the bumper too, which is a bit if a pain.  The front splitter pieces too.  

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4 hours ago, Beanoir™ said:

Worth buying a few spares of the 2 piece clips, I can't remember what they're called but the centre piece pushes through to hold them in...

 

Otherwise, the screws are just self tappers (Philips head and the ones underneath are normally tore) and should be fine to re-use.  

 

You'll also need to strip the grills and fog light housing etc off the bumper too, which is a bit if a pain.  The front splitter pieces too.  

 

Where do you get spares for these wee bits? I'm trying to find clips for the front splitter, side vents, etc. and even searching for part numbers there seem not to be any UK-based sites, and importing from the EU is... well, getting expectedly more expensive.

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@Hunter I’ll buy the small nuts n bolts type stuff from my nearest OPC Silverstone on a ‘click and collect’ basis. 
 

I find the OE small stuff is no cheaper elsewhere, especially when I ask for the PCGB / TIPEC club discount of 10%. 
 

if you’re not a member of the PCGB just say you are and give the OPC parts person a random 6-digit ‘membership’ number. 😉
 

Obviously to make it cost efficient and worthwhile driving to Silverstone I’ll combine buying the clips / screws etc with the new fog light assembly too. 

 

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5 hours ago, Beanoir™ said:

Worth buying a few spares of the 2 piece clips, I can't remember what they're called but the centre piece pushes through to hold them in...

 

You'll also need to strip the grills and fog light housing etc off the bumper too, which is a bit if a pain.  The front splitter pieces too.  

Which items out of this parts image do you mean Nick? Item 9 is a 2-piece plastic rivet - is that what you’re referring to?

 

why take the front splitter pieces off - would you paint those separately in case they ever needed removing for replacement 🤔

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They’re not on that diagram, they are the plastic buttons that hold the wheel arch in place.  

 

I removed the splitter pieces because I don’t like paint cracks between panels, you don’t have to though.  They’re a different item on the CR anyway, so maybe a non-point.  
 

Just use this guide, I even found it in the right colour for you. I expect yours to be better though, no pressure 

 

https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/boxster-cayman/169959-cayman-bumper-removal-gt3-grill-install.html

 

 

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That’s a a good ‘how to’ thanks Nick. 
 

still not clear which ‘plastic buttons’ you mean though - there’s no indication of them in that how to? 🤔

 

here’s the parts diagram for the wheel liner - it only shows the 4 self-tapping screws. 

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Maybe it's just me then, I'm sure they were plastic fasteners rather than screw...ignore me then! 

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I’ll find out in the next couple of weeks as bumpers are booked in for repaint from February 12th, so will probably be removing them the wknd of 6-7th 👍🏻

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I’ve just ordered 2no. of each of all the various screws, nuts, plastic ‘rivets’ etc from OPC Silverstone - they range from about 40p to £1 each and then I got the PCGB 10% discount. So <£15 in total and handy to have a ‘stock’ of various fastenings I think for Porker DIY tasks. 
 

Also ordered new front ‘fog’ light assembly. Again with the PCGB discount this was £200 inc VAT. 

 

I was relieved to find that prices hadn’t increased since BREXIT 👍🏻
 

Bumpers booked for respray from Feb 12th.

 

im also awaiting a quote for a detail and ‘stage 1’ correction and reapplication of ceramic coat (mines 4yrs old now) - so she’s gonna look ‘like new’ for spring 🤩😁

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