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Old 01-17-2010, 11:18 PM
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Default Tan Interior - Paint for Plastic Surfaces

Great News!

I now have an the paint formula for the tan interrior plastic surfaces (e.g., center console).

I took my ashtray cover to Home Depot and they used a spectrometer to analyze it and what they came up with is a perfect match. I've done touchups and frankly you can't tell where the new paint was applied.

I'll see if I can get some pictures but frankly you won't be able to tell anything from them. The paint match is that good!

Here's what the can says on it:

BEHR
Base: 2-1853

Prem Pls Int Flat Enamel

CLRNT B C F KX
OZ 0 1 0 1
384th 133 94 74 87

I used a small sponge paint applicator.

I am so glad I don't have to look at a bunch of scratches any longer.

-T
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:48 PM
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Is this the same as Sand Beige?
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:48 AM
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Default Before-and-after pictures

I had many dozens of little scratches like the ones you see in the top picture. After a single, very thin film, you can't see them at all. I will do a couple more coats.

Sorry, I am not sure what the official Porsche color name is for this tan interior.

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Old 01-18-2010, 01:07 AM
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Sweet! Thanks a lot!
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:43 AM
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Looks surprisingly good!

Did you sand it first?

By sponge applicator do you mean a foam brush?
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:53 AM
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Really nice job. This is going to become a popular solution I predict for these cars as they start to show some age--and didn't come with leather in those places.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:13 AM
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Yes, I used a foam brush.

No, I did not sand it.

I picked up just a little paint, I pushed it into the holes to fill them in and then I used the flat side of the foam to spread the paint and blend it in.

I'll do a couple more coats on the deeper grooves and will report back.

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Old 01-18-2010, 12:15 PM
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Looks good.

I'm just curious, what are you doing to your interior to
scratch it up so badly?
This is not meant to be an insult at all, I am just curious so
I can avoid scratching mine.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:29 PM
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Makes me wonder how easy it is to order that CC in leather...
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:12 AM
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Good question. I didn't do anything to scratch the interrior!!! The previous owner did.

Frankly, I'm not sure what the hell he was doing...

He did have someone install an aftermarket DVD player in the console and also the short shifter. I wonder if the technicials messed it up while working in there. But I'm just guessing...

Having said that, the painted surfaces are not very durable. For instance, I'm sure many people have the rubber paint coming off the buttons on the climate control area. My BMW has similar issues with rubberized paint. They should just stop using it if they can't get it to stick for more than a year...

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I have Sand Beige interior. I don't have full leather. FWIW, I took my ashtray into my local Home Depot and they came up with the following (this is for a 215ml sample size)

BEHR
Base: PP103 Flat Mat
Prem Plus Color Sample
CLRNT B C F KX
OZ 0 0 0 0
384th 27 119 15 123
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:43 AM
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Hi,

Thats a fantastic improvement.

I have exactly the same problem, albeit not quite to the same extent. Problem I have is that I cannot for the life of me find anywhere in the UK offering paint matching to the level where im confortable that its a suitable match.

Our UK equivalent of Home Depot (B and Q) do offer this service, but not for enamels and having tried the best that they can do, its just not close enough.. Definitely nowhere near as good as shown in the above pics.

Does anyone have any ideas?
Or if anyone would be up for making few $$ I'm happy to do a deal if someone would be kind enough to get some mixed up at Home Depot and ship to UK.

If only I'd known a few weeks ago, I would have picked some up whilst on holiday!
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:26 PM
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Same trouble here.
Thanks for the info!
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:12 PM
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Ironic post. I have a couple small paint chips on the plastic air bag cover on the outside (side closest to the door) of the passenger seat in my car. My interior is saddle beige (a problem?..). Under the beige paint it's black, so the chips stick out like a sore thumb. I'm pretty sure that the metal connector on the passenger side seat belt is the culprit.

I have an appt at my selling dealer for tomorrow monring to have the chips repaired, and to have a small 'snag' in the passenger side seat repaired. They have an interior specialist who works on Mondays only.

Be careful who you take for a ride in your car... ahem.

I'm bookmarking this thread for future use.

Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:30 AM
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Has anyone tried this with Black? I think it is not a paint they use, it has a "fuzzy" feel.
I am tempted to take the console out and have a body shop paint it, I did it on one of my Boxsters (S/Y), R&R was easy, (don't know about the 997) it was a beautiful job and only cost $200.
I would then paint it Guards Red to match the body.
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