Porsche Touch Up Paint
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Find Your Porsche Color and Porsche Paint Code
Porsche codes can be difficult to find. Most Porsche color codes are going to be somewhere around the spare tire area. They are printed on a paper color ID tag which is guaranteed to fall off and disappear just when you need to find it. I don't know how much extra a metal plate affixed to the driver door jamb would have cost, but apparently too much. You may check your owner's manual too since Porsche listed color codes for some models there.
Example Porsche Color Code Location:
The image above is what a Porsche color ID tag might look like. You can also find your color code in the pages in your Porsche owners manual. The color code in the image above is "LD7X".
Porsche color code format
The code above, LDX7, will look like LD7X/2R in our color database. Porsche paint codes are either four digits long and start with an "L" or are three digits long. These codes are made up of letters and numbers.
The example color code above is actually two different color codes, LD7X and 2R which can be used. Typically most Porsche's have the LD7X, but occasionally we see the 2R. Why did they do this? Who knows!
LD7X corresponds to Platinum Gray Metallic Clearcoat Again, the 2R is also used on some Porsche's for the same color. Really old Porsche can be nearly impossible to figure out. Plus, they are discontinuing some of these toner colors so custom matching is the way to go.
Same Color Code, Different Name
Porsche, like all manufacturers, uses the exact same color across many models and then will have a different color name for each model. It's the same paint! This is why the color code is so important to order the correct paint.
For example, LD7X, above we call Platinum Gray Metallic Clearcoat It could also be called Gray Clearcoat, Platinum Moonstone Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the marketing department decided to call it.
How To Repair Damaged Porsche Paint With Porsche Touch Up Paint
By following these Porsche paint repair directions, you can make your Porsche paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Porsche spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Porsche for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Porsche with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Porsche paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Porsche Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Porsche with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Porsche.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Porsche
If you have an unpainted surface on your Porsche, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Porsche touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Porsche paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Porsche at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Porsche touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Porsche paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Porsche Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Porsche touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Porsche touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Porsche paint dry for ten to twenty minutes between coats. After the final coat, let the paint dry thoroughly before applying a clearcoat layer. Usually if you let the Porsche paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Porsche touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Porsche Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Porsche touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Porsche paint, drying for ten to twenty minutes between each coat. Let the clearcoat dry overnight, or longer if temperatures are less than 70 degrees F.
6. Use Rubbing Compound to Make Your Porsche Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Porsche touch up paint repair become smooth and shiny like the original paint. Let the clearcoat dry for at least three days, then use rubbing compound on your Porsche. Apply rubbing compound to your Porsche paint with a clean, soft cloth like an old tee shirt, but not wood products like paper towels. Place a small quantity of rubbing compound on the area where you applied Porsche touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Porsche touch up paint results, let your Porsche's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Porsche Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Porsche Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Porsche with touch up paint, you need to decide which Porsche paint repair products to order. Porsche touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Porsche paint jobs, while Porsche spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Porsche basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Porsche paint chips to fix.