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Old 03-06-2010, 04:50 PM
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Question 964 RS paint issue

I am looking at buying a rubystone red 964 RS - 92. The car seems to be genuine with matching numbers. My concern is that in some areas where the paint is rubbed off (wheel houses and floor) it is showing a red colour beneath the rubystone colour. Did Porsche in this period use a red primer?
Does anyone have some advice here?
The rubystone paint does look original.
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:46 PM
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Its quite likely that Porsche did use a red sealer for this color. Typically traditional grey sealers will show beneath the reds and need to be tinted for coverage. Check for signs of masking in door jambs and behind door panels, etc. Good luck! I love this color.

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Old 03-07-2010, 06:37 AM
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Maybe someone out there actually has a rubystone red RS and can take a look?
If you pull out one of the rubber plugs in the luggage compartment, you should see the colour of the primer. Grateful for any solid evidence in this case.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:41 PM
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This isn't the car listed in Singapore, is it? Think it was Singapore and discussed on here recently.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:11 PM
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No, this car is in Europe. Seems to be the real thing, but the paint issue disturbs me.....
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:40 PM
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Have you confirmed that the paint code on the ID tag is for Rubystone?
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:00 PM
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Exactly. See if you can get a pic of the options code under the boot lid.

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Old 03-08-2010, 11:25 AM
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I recall that pulling a front wheel liner first gave view to my (red) car's broad, feathered spray edge. And of the white primer(?) coat that lies everywhere underneath it.

Can anyone think of an easier access point to see where the factory naturally faded trailed off their final body spray.
(I'm thinking a repaint, unless done to exacting standards, might not so accurately trail off in the same area(s). Here, signs of more paint coverage than normal would tip the alert.)

Good luck. And that's a stellar color, if true!
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:13 PM
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Hi,

I have the turbo variant,and the main primer colour underneath the rubystone on that car was a flat red fading to the black dull primer.
I know this as I removed the whole interior of the car and fitted a rs interior from southbound,so I have seen inside my front doors under the carpets etc.
The rest of the car ie,trunk inner engine bay area is all as good as the top coat of the car.
The floor underneath(outside) is flat rubystone colour in the shultz,but my wheel arch area is a black colour which matches the wheel arch liners.
My car is a 1992 model,but a euro model registered from new in Hamburg gmbh..
I have been told,but I don't know for sure that the turbo shell less quarter panels and sunroof of course was same spec as RS,as my 1992 has the small battery tray as the rs and same fuel tank layout.
I have a few mates with RS's and a cup car and similar good quality finishes in the same areas as mine.

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Old 03-09-2010, 09:37 PM
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Hi, thanks for all good advice here.
The sticker under the boot lid says L82N, which also is correct for the chassis number.
The information from "screamingflat6" gave some reason to belive that this car was actually painted with a red primer. Could you take the trouble of removing one of the rubber plugs in the side walls of the luggage compartment? There should be one or two above the ID tag. The rubber plugs were painted, so if removed you can see the primer colour ( I am just trying to make sure this car has not been through a body swap in its earlier life).
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:26 PM
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This thread needs pictures!

Screamingflat6 - Pictures of your variant please!

hp-racing - Pictures of your RS post-purchase please!

A fantastic color on a 964!
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Hi,

I will help this weekend,as long as it isn't raining! in the uk. I will get the 965 out the garage and take some detail shots in various areas for you.
I am not the greatest with a pc so will need my computer expert mate to give me a lesson on posting photo's Friday night, after RS day at OULTON PARK.

I'll get my finger out,for Monday.

Regards GAZ,
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:02 PM
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Excellent! Your support GAZ is highly appreciated.
Sorry, I cant offer any pictures yet - need to buy the car first (after the paint mystery is sorted).
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:32 PM
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Gaz, how did the photo session go?
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:11 AM
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pm, me your private e-mail and I can send you photo's Wednesday 17th March as I can add links on my yahoo mail.
I am sorry as my pc mate is not available for a couple of days and you need photo's "TODAY"
This way I can get information to you for tomorrow afternoon.

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