Porsche silver wheel paint code

Porsche silver wheel paint code

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GroundEffect

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13,851 posts

157 months

Sunday 7th April
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Done 1500 miles in my Spyder now. Lovely machine. The wheels were repainted in Porsche silver when I bought it as I didn't like black however they've already started chipping - worse on the deeply dished rears. Not helped that they seemingly just painted over the black so as soon as it chips I'm left with the black marks. Annoying but trying to not be precious about it.



What colour code is this? In the Spyder brochure it's just "silver" and it's very bright - high level of shine. I want to get a touch up pen to sort them as they happen.


AndrewGP

1,989 posts

163 months

Monday 8th April
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I’d speak to some reputable local wheel refurbishers, they will most likely know it. I had my 981’s done at Platinum Alloys in Swindon as part of the prep when I bought the car and they had all the correct Porsche paint codes to hand.

scrounger73

267 posts

159 months

Monday 8th April
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If you pull off the centre cap the paint code is on the back.

Put 2 allen keys in the small holes and pull the cap off. Much better if you can get a full refurb done (dip and strip) rather than just a spray over.

mikeh501

727 posts

182 months

Monday 8th April
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What you need to realise is that Porsche don’t sell their paint to anyone so the wheel refurb guys or their paint/powder supplier have settled on a match to the original colour. If it’s a straight forward silver they should have it but it’s not always a bang on match, and if they’ve been done then it’s a crapshoot.

Youforreal.

368 posts

5 months

Monday 8th April
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scrounger73 said:
If you pull off the centre cap the paint code is on the back.

Put 2 allen keys in the small holes and pull the cap off. Much better if you can get a full refurb done (dip and strip) rather than just a spray over.
They were originally black.

GroundEffect

Original Poster:

13,851 posts

157 months

Monday 8th April
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scrounger73 said:
If you pull off the centre cap the paint code is on the back.

Put 2 allen keys in the small holes and pull the cap off. Much better if you can get a full refurb done (dip and strip) rather than just a spray over.
They were done by Porsche Reading (aka Porsche GBHQ) so I was hoping for a proper job.

Good tip though - I'll take them off and have a look. To the other poster - they are new centre caps to match the wheel colour change.

It's not regular alloy wheel silver - it's almost got a chromelike appearance to it.

PaulD86

1,678 posts

127 months

Tuesday 9th April
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Youforreal. said:
scrounger73 said:
If you pull off the centre cap the paint code is on the back.

Put 2 allen keys in the small holes and pull the cap off. Much better if you can get a full refurb done (dip and strip) rather than just a spray over.
They were originally black.
Which, given the centre caps on Porsche black wheels are pretty much always black, tells you the centres were changed. The work to mask and paint them would make replacing them the sensible option.

GTPork

43 posts

40 months

Monday 22nd April
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Replying in case you still need this.

Platinum = 0B5
Silver = 8Z8