Porsche Interior Paint Returns 911 to Show Condition
Nick L., a Porsche enthusiast, recently purchased a 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet with only 75,000 miles on the clock. Though the body and the mechanical bits were in excellent condition, the interior was a bit worse for wear and Nick wanted to restore it to its original appearance. That’s where ColorBond Porsche interior paint came in.
Unfortunately, the rubber type coating used on the hard-plastic interior trim pieces in Nick’s 911 were scratched and peeling. A common issue with the 997 generation of the Porsche 911. After researching the issue on Rennlist.com, a Porsche enthusiast online forum, Nick learned that ColorBond produced an excellent OEM color correct Porsche interior paint for restoring the trim pieces to their original appearance.
Areas to be restored
Nick found the tedious part of the job was scraping off the remaining rubberized coating from the trim pieces. After, he lightly sanded with a succession of sandpaper grits; 300, 600, 1000 and 2000, wiping the surfaces down with rubbing alcohol after sanding with each grit.
After this preparation, then applied 10 light coats of ColorBond LVP Refinisher in Porsche OEM color correct Graphite Gray #1130 to the console, ignition switch bezel and passenger side tweeter bezel. Because the weather is foggy and damp where he lives, Nick decided to let the paint dry for 3 days. After that he applied another four coats followed by 3 more days of dry time before re-installing the trim pieces.
Nick was thrilled with the results and says the Porsche interior paint matches perfectly and the trim pieces look just like the original parts. “The Porsche technician I take the car to for service work blown away by the appearance!” Says Nick. He also enthuses that it gives the 20-year-old Porsche a new car feel.
Overall, 2 cans of LVP Refinisher were used at a cost of $33.00. Compare that to the cost of replacing the interior trim pieces. Nick says the console alone would have cost $712.00 to replace!
“ColorBond is undoubtedly the best product to return a car to show condition and wipe away the years” states Nick.
Congratulations to Nick on a job well done!
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