These could correctly be called "the part that Porsche forgot", because if you have had your Boxster for any length of time, you know how vulnerable the bare painted door sills are to damage, especially from scratching. These beautiful door sills are thick, brushed-finish stainless steel, and are a perfect complement to the Boxster appearance. We also have them in carbon fiber, for a unique high-tech look. On either stainless or carbon fiber, the Boxster logo is subtly understated. The pictures don't really do the stainless steel sills justice-they are hard to photograph. When you buy your door sills from Pelican Parts, you can rest assured that these are the genuine article, made in Germany, with a Porsche part number (Figure 1). Be aware that there are some thin, low-quality door sills being offered by other vendors.
The sills have peel-and-stick tape on the back. Before peeling the cover off the tape, test fit the sills. Move the sill fore and aft slightly to get it positioned where it makes full contact, and mark one end with a piece of tape to ensure correct positioning (Figure 2). There are some sharp edges on the bottom of the sills, so be careful when you test fit them not to scratch the paint (don't ask how I know this).
When you first look at the sills, it appears that there is no left and right. In fact, one end of the sill has a gentler radius to the outside edge, which I think is meant to be the rear end. Here is what the sill looks like installed wrong (Figure 3). This sill goes on the other side of the car. It can be removed and repositioned, but be careful not to bend it. After you are sure the sills are where you want them, apply firm hand pressure to bond the tape, and peel off the plastic protective film.
The sills really dress up the car-especially with the black interior (Figure 4)!
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