Saab Touch Up Paint
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Find Your Saab Color and Saab Paint Code
Saab codes are relatively easy to find as they are normally on the drivers door jamb. Old Saabs are about impossible to find color codes on so look in the engine compartment, the trunk area, inside the transmission (just kidding), I think you get the idea.
The typical color code format is:
which corresponds to:
230 Scarabe Green Metallic Clearcoat
Same Color Code, Different Name
Saab, 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, 230, above we call Scarabe Green Metallic Clearcoat . It could also be called Green Clearcoat, Mystic Green Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the marketing department decided to call it.
How To Repair Damaged Saab Paint With Saab Touch Up Paint
By following these Saab paint repair directions, you can make your Saab paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Saab spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Saab for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Saab with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Saab paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Saab Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Saab with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Saab.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Saab
If you have an unpainted surface on your Saab, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Saab touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Saab paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Saab at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Saab touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Saab paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Saab Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Saab touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Saab touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Saab 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 Saab paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Saab touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Saab Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Saab touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Saab 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 Saab Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Saab 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 Saab. Apply rubbing compound to your Saab 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 Saab touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Saab touch up paint results, let your Saab's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Saab Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Saab Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Saab with touch up paint, you need to decide which Saab paint repair products to order. Saab touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Saab paint jobs, while Saab spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Saab basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Saab paint chips to fix.