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Old 06-08-2016, 06:38 PM
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 07CarreraS
No worries. I can get a new set from Suncoast for $1,200. I'll just leave the decals on though. LOL. I will try and take these off and see if I can salvage them first. More than likely not but will try. You know how picky us Porsche guys are. Hopefully they aren't too hard to remove off the car.

Heck, I might just go with Alcantara instead
I bought Euro version OEM Alcantara ones WITHOUT the stickers on them. I'm sure the same can be done with leather. The Alcantara blend into the headliner nicely. The leather ones might as well be vinyl from the view from your seat.
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
I'm sure the same can be done with leather.
Correct. No stickers.
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Originally Posted by 07CarreraS View Post
FAIL FAIL FAIL!

As you can see in the top right corner, some of the leather came off. I soaked it a good amount and let it sit 20-23 minutes. Using my fingernail only to scrape of the decal. I'm having a hard time getting the rest of it off. Looks like I'm ordering another set of leather visors
Please PM me a price on those used units. TIA 77tony
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Ispro alcohol and bag worked great on a 2013 911 T, visor sticker peeled off completely both sides. Great, now the 2015 Cayenne used same routine and the visor sticker is not loosened at all. Any body had success removing those butt ugly visor stickers on a Cayenne?
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Originally Posted by 07CarreraS View Post
No worries. I can get a new set from Suncoast for $1,200. I'll just leave the decals on though. LOL. I will try and take these off and see if I can salvage them first. More than likely not but will try. You know how picky us Porsche guys are. Hopefully they aren't too hard to remove off the car.

Heck, I might just go with Alcantara instead
Can't hurt to take them to an upholstery shop and see what they say. You may end up with the nicest visors around, with real hand-stitched leather, for only a couple hundred bucks.

A high-end shoe repair place (they exist) may also be worth checking with.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
I bought Euro version OEM Alcantara ones WITHOUT the stickers on them. I'm sure the same can be done with leather. The Alcantara blend into the headliner nicely. The leather ones might as well be vinyl from the view from your seat.
Sounds like an idea. where did you buy them from? I'm thinking Alcantara too since as you say they blend in.
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Originally Posted by 07CarreraS View Post
Sounds like an idea. where did you buy them from? I'm thinking Alcantara too since as you say they blend in.
PM: "drcollie" He is a leather expert and would think he has a solution for you. T
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Originally Posted by 07CarreraS
Sounds like an idea. where did you buy them from? I'm thinking Alcantara too since as you say they blend in.
You can't even tell they're there! No dumb glare off them too. Even the black leather/vinyl have a shine/glare. Alcantara is a winner!

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Originally Posted by STG View Post
You can't even tell they're there! No dumb glare off them too. Even the black leather/vinyl have a shine/glare. Alcantara is a winner!

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Thanks! I'll check them out. Going to figure out how to take my visors off to get a closer look. I did a search on this site but the best I could find was a 'how to' on a 997 which have different plastic tabs
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Is that $1300 for 2 visors? Only such a deal could come from Porsche. I hope it improves performance as its more than the Cobb AP tune.

I did the alcohol treatment. Worked perfectly with no residue. Just need to be patient with the dwell time and properly soak.
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Originally Posted by Penn4S
Is that $1300 for 2 visors?

Yes. Not cheap

Oh yeah, saves weight and aerodynamic. Totally feel the low end torque increase. Alcantara visors a win!
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by STG
Yes. Not cheap

Oh yeah, saves weight and aerodynamic. Totally feel the low end torque increase. Alcantara visors a win!
Not to mention the HP gains. Certified by the seller, of course.
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
Yes. Not cheap

Oh yeah, saves weight and aerodynamic. Totally feel the low end torque increase. Alcantara visors a win!
My wife already thinks I have lost brain matter over this car. She would have me committed if I spent $1300 on visors, justifiably.
Carry on men, I'll use the $'s for something else silly on the car.
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I sell antique toys with their original boxes. Frequently, over the years, stickers have been applied to the box. For leather (only) I'd recommend Goo-Gone (orange oil base) followed by leather cleaner, then buff.

The other option is lighter fluid but try it on a hidden spot first. I've used it to remove stickers from 60 year old leather cap gun holsters and it worked great. Alcohol will work but could leave an outline especially noticeable with brighter, light colors. Lighter fluid evaporates quickly and leaves no residue. I apply it just at the spot where the sticker is being lifted. Do it slowly. You have to be patient. Recently, it worked great with a Roy Rogers double holster set!

Over the last 20 years I've tried everything from a hair dryer to vodka (clear with high alcohol). Lighter fluid has always worked the best, but TEST it first.

Also, I've never tried it on my own car because the stickers don't bother me. So I don't have first hand knowledge, but now that it's been discussed I'll probably try it.
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