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2019/12/28 16:19:55 (permalink)

Paint Codes

Hi,
 
I've just finished ceramic coating my wheels and spotted a few chips that will not polish out. So, does anyone know the paint code for the light alloys on a 2013 981 Cayman? It looks suspiciously like the usual VAG silver.
 
Thanks in advance.

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    Motorhead
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    Re: Paint Codes 2019/12/28 17:50:03 (permalink)
    There seem to be a number of wheel paint recommendations out there, but you could try 9A1 (Sterling Silver Metallic) for starters.
     
    If you've already coated the wheels, won't you have problems applying touch-in paint?
     
    Jeff

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    Re: Paint Codes 2019/12/28 18:17:19 (permalink)
    Motorhead
    There seem to be a number of wheel paint recommendations out there, but you could try 9A1 (Sterling Silver Metallic) for starters.
     
    If you've already coated the wheels, won't you have problems applying touch-in paint?
     
    Jeff


    Thanks for that. I'll have a look. The chips are really small, so I'm only making sure they don't corrode (and paying courtesy to my OCD?). Can't see that being an issue with the ceramic. I'll let you know if it is :)
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    Re: Paint Codes 2019/12/28 18:20:05 (permalink)
    Just checked the 9A1. The Porsche GB link also mentions the Wurth Wheel Silver, which IS a perfect match on my Seat. I might still have a can left in the garage somewhere :)
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    Re: Paint Codes 2019/12/28 18:44:49 (permalink)
    I would have thought that the ceramic coating would provide a waterproof seal?
     
    Just to confuse matters, Type 911 have a Recent Paint Codes list which includes: 61M  Silver metallic, for wheels only.
     
    I get the impression that Porsche may have used different shades of silver over time, and getting the best colour match for your 981 could require some experimentation.
     
    Jeff
     
     

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    Re: Paint Codes 2019/12/28 19:02:24 (permalink)
    Just found about a 1/5th  of a can of Wurth Silver and touched up the wheels. It's an almost perfect match for the outside of the rims, but a little lighter than the barrels. They're more of a grayer, less metallic colour than the front of the wheels. You'd be hard-pressed to spot the touch-up though :)
     
    I'm not convinced the ceramic coating would keep out all water from the exposed alloy. I feel happier that there is something visible in the way. Equally, I don't have complete faith in the ceramic, but it should make cleaning a little easier. Time will tell.
     
    Thanks again.
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    Re: Paint Codes 2019/12/28 19:08:56 (permalink)
    Funnily enough Wurth Silver has also been one of the online recommendations ... result.!
     
    Jeff

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