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The Ultimate Guide on Porsche Paint for 2021. Find your Paint Codes, Purchase the Right Paint and Make Your Porsche Look Perfect.
The only feeling that beats driving a Porsche is looking at it and appreciating the wisdom of your choice. Scratches, dents, and rock chips ruin that for you. How do you get that feeling back? How do you go back to a time when your paint job matched the masterful lines of your 2004 911 Carrera 4S? It’s pretty easy if you follow these tips.
ERA Paints’ comprehensive guide covers all things Porsche paint. Whether your LM5R Aqua Blue Metallic 2013 911 has a chip you can’t stand or, your 2006 Indian Red 997 needs a little tender love and care after a particularly rough trip.
Our paints are 100% American-made, using only the highest quality premium paints and shipped for free. Couple that with our top-notch color matching and, you have a recipe for a DIY paint job that moves you just like your Porsche does…quickly and with plenty of pleasant emotion.
This Porsche paint how-to-guide covers:
- How to find your Porsche paint code
- How to use our perfectly matched paint to repair damage to your Porsche
- Which touch up products to buy
- What supplies you will need for your DIY touch-up
- How do you match paint?
- What if I want to fix problems with my Porsche interior paint
For any questions, comments or, concerns, feel free to check out our FAQs and the videos on our YouTube channel or give us a call at 971-770-2372. Our customer service personnel have both experience and knowledge in large Porsche-uns. We’re always ready to help.
Porsche Paint Codes Pointed Out. How to Find Your Paint Codes in No Time.
If we’re leveling with each other, finding your Porsche codes is probably about as hard as trying to remember where you put your car keys. All of a sudden, your mind is a maze, and the key’s location is the prize at the center. Just when you think you’ve got it, it turns out that you’ve been headed the wrong way the whole time.
You’ll find your Porsche paint codes printed on a paper color id tag somewhere around the spare tire area. You’d think that Porsche would spring for a tag that doesn’t fall off when you need it the most, huh?
The typical format for Porsche color codes is:
In this case, the first and second parts of the paint code are two separate paint codes. You can find a combination of both on your color id or just one at a time. Either way, it’s the same code and represents a Dunkel Blue Metallic.
Older Porsche models are much tougher to figure out. It’s like trying to figure out the name that an acquaintance screamed from a moving train. Calling your local Porsche dealer to get help may be the best way.
Finally, Porsche, like other car manufacturers, may use the same color across different makes of their vehicles. For instance, Lapis Blue Metallic could be called Neptunblau but have the same paint code. That’s why the code is so important.
We can’t overstate the importance of finding your Porsche paint code. If you follow these steps and still can’t find your code, give us a call, and we can find a solution together.
How to fix scratches and dings on your Porsche quickly and with ease.
Just like with every other art, fixing up your Porsche takes practice. Always do a dry-run on a metallic surface, other than your car, so that you can get the hang of applying your touch-up paint. Don’t let this scare you though, you’ve got this, and we’ve got you. You’ll have that scratch or rock chip fixed in no time.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Purchase your products and accessories.
- Use the Test Card included in your shipment to see if it matches your OEM paint – be sure to finish the paint card with clear coat as it can affect the overall color match.
- Get the conditions right — low humidity, little direct sunlight and, ambient temperatures of between 50 to 70° Fahrenheit.
- Prep your Porsche for the touch-up by cleaning the damaged area with soap and water, then ring the damaged area with automotive masking tape to keep the surrounding area clean.
- Get rid of any rust by sanding down the area with #320 grit sandpaper. Clean the area again then cover it with rust converter.
- Apply primer to the damaged area in thin coats and let them dry before sanding them down with #320 grit sandpaper and #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
- Apply several thin layers of your touch up paint until it is even with the surrounding paint. Allow it to dry completely.
- Apply several thin layers of clear coat, allowing them to dry for 10 to 20 minutes between coats. Use light strokes, or the clear coat may lift the basecoat and ruin it.
- Wait three days, then apply some rubbing compound and buff.
- Wait 30 days and wax.
The above is just an overview. To make sure you are completely comfortable working on your project, ERA Paints includes comprehensive application instructions with every shipment. Need more help? Feel free to check out our FAQ’s and our detailed instructional videos on YouTube or call us up for a quick chat with our experienced customer service personnel 971-770-2372. We’re always ready to help.
What should you purchase for your Porsche Repairs? Making the right product picks for your Porsche.
You need to know your options if you only want to pick the best for your Porsche. When buying touch up paint, there are generally just three options to choose from:
- Porsche Touch-up Paint Pens
- Porsche Spray Paint
- Porsche Brush bottles
The question is, what are you looking for? If you’re looking to fix tiny chips, dents, and scratches, then you can consider paint pens. Paint pens, however, generally do not deliver good results. They tend to leak while you use them, don’t lay down flakes of metallic paint well enough and don’t provide the best finish. They’re the equivalent of putting a Band-Aid on a broken leg. They’ll probably stress you out more than the damage does.
If you’re looking to repair damage that is smaller than a quarter, then ERA Paints Touch Up jars and applicators work best. They give a finish about as good as a professional painter, work on many chips and scratches and are easy to layer. Unless you’re dealing with extensive damage, they are the most logical choice.
If you’re looking to fix extensive damage, then pick nothing but spray-paint. Spray paint is easier to layer, easier to use, and gives a much better finish. All you have to do is aim and shoot, and you’re good.
Always finish your project with clear coat to not only protect your paint job, but to ensure the best possible color match!
DIY done right: Everything you’ll need to have for a perfect Porsche paint touch-up
As with any repair job, you’ll need supplies to make your Porsche look factory-new again. Luckily, DIY paint repair supply lists are short, easy to check off, and don’t break the bank.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- OEM matched touchup paint
- A clean, soft cloth
- Automotive wax for that excellent finish (optional)
- Soap and water
- Masking tape
- #320 grit sandpaper or a wire brush
- Rust converter
- #600 wet and dry sandpaper
As to the question of where you could find all the supplies, ERA Paints offers you most of what you need. If you don’t find it with us, you can check at your local hardware store, or reputable car supply dealer.
How Do You Match Paint?
If you’ve ever dinged your Porsche and had to take out a loan just to pay the body shop for work that you could do yourself, then you understand the necessity of knowing how to match your Porsche’s OEM paint. Luckily, the steps are easy enough to perform. Your bank account is safe.
First, you have to find your paint code so that you can figure out what color you’re meant to be matching. On Porsches, the paint code is usually found on a paper color id tag somewhere around the spare tire. If you’re having a hard time finding it, we can help you here!
The next step is to order your paint from ERA Paints and enjoy your free-shipping.
Once your paint gets to you, mix it carefully to find the perfect match for your car paint then blend it with the original paint so that the finish looks natural. Always ring the damaged area with masking tape and apply your touch-up paint in thin layers until you achieve the right blend.
What if I want to fix problems with my Porsche interior paint?
The chances are that you’ll need to completely strip your interior if you want to do a full interior touch-up on your Porsche. The seats, dashboard, and everything else will need to go. However, there are refinishing products that you can use on your car’s interior without having to take it apart.
The first step would be to pick a refinishing product that matches your Porsche’s interior paint. Once you have done this, you can start your touch-up.
For vinyl and plastic surfaces, use soap and a scuff pad to clean the area then gently wipe it down with a clean, damp, lint-free cloth. Apply vinyl prep to the vinyl areas and adhesion promoter to the plastic areas and allow the areas to dry before wiping the residue off in clean, straight, one-way motions with a clean cloth. Once you are done with this, spray on several light coats of colorant. Allow each layer to dry completely before applying the next.
For carpet or velour surfaces, spray plastic & leather prep onto the surface and scrub lightly with a nylon bristle brush. Vacuum once dry and apply colorant. Let the colorant dry before vacuuming again, then clean all the surfaces and roll down the windows in a shaded area.
Your Porsche is the outcome of great skill, care, and engineering, and it means the world to you. Give it the best. It has earned it.