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Rear sides plastic transparent adhesives

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Dear fellow members,

Forgive me for the long title and the surely innacurate description of the part I wish

to talk you about.

Rear sides plastic transparent adhesives : precisely, the transparent adhesives

which you can find between the door and the rear wheel (I think my description

is more awful...). They are designed to protect the lower body area located

as above, from small rocks and other road elements.

They are transparent on 996s and 997s types.

I discovered that one of mines had been largely scratched and I still don't know how.

The point is that, as my vehicle is arctic silver, the 'wound' on the plastic has made

the surface rough and eneven and the transparency now lets its place for a dark grey tone

on the rub surface.

My questions are simple:

1. Have you already had those kind of scratches on the rear side plastic transparent


2. Is it easy to replace the adhesives ? I presume a Porsche dealer can do it.

But I mean, can I already take it off by myself without deteriorating the arctic paint?

I would be very glad if you could respond to one of my questions at least. I know

it's not a big deal, but I felt a bit sorry to discover that this afternoon and don't

know what to do about it.

Thank you for your help.


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What you are trying to describe is something called "Scotchguard Paint Protection film". It is a 40mil urethane transparent film that has an adhesive backing. This stuff is typically used for rocker panel or fender flair protection. It is also great for the tops of rear bumpers to protect from scratches when loading stuff into the trunk, and in the door thresholds as well.

You can purchase DIY kits in various widths from any auto paint supply store. I have a roll that is 12" wide and 84" long and set me back about $90. I use it on the leading edges of the rocker panel flairs, and on other areas that are prone to scratch damage. the 3M part number is 84911. It is also available in 4" wide rolls as well.

The old piece can be removed by pulling on a corner and working it off. Spraying a mixture of water and alcohol on the material can help speed to process. If you get it off in one piece, then it can be used as a pattern for the replacement material.

Most places that do the Stoneguard invisible bras can also do this sort of material. It is similar to the invisible bra stuff only thicker.

Hope this helps.

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Hi Orient,

Again, thanks for your precise information and accuracy. I've managed to do as you

had told me to and everything is okay. They also call this protective film a 'stone guard',

for other members who would look for a simple keyword reference.

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