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Genuine Saab spray paint
« on: 09 February 2018, 09:21:09 PM »
Does anyone know if one can buy official Saab spray paint aerosols?

A long time ago, I bought paint from Halfords, and it did not match. When I had my 9-5, which had had one side resprayed before I had it, I went to a local place called Paintstore, where they would mix up a paint according to the colour of your car.

That was metallic silver, but this time round I might need 170 solid black, but don't want to risk dabbling if the colour is going to be slightly wrong :o

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Re: Genuine Saab spray paint
« Reply #1 on: 09 February 2018, 11:11:32 PM »
I bought some metallic blue for my Aero from www.paints4u.com  It matched well.  You can still get Saab paint from Orio or its agents.

Try www.saabits.com or saabpartsdirect.co.uk  I'm pretty sure that you will need the clear lacquer too.  I bought some lacquer form Halfords once and it didn't stay on long.  Just peeled off.
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Re: Genuine Saab spray paint
« Reply #2 on: 10 February 2018, 01:11:19 AM »
This is solid rather than metallic - would it still need lacquer over the top?

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Re: Genuine Saab spray paint
« Reply #3 on: 10 February 2018, 09:54:01 AM »
Iím pretty sure that all cars are lacquered now.  The coloured base is normally a water based paint from the factory.

I can check later, but Iím off to the Saab meet at The Super Sausage Cafe in a minute or two.
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Re: Genuine Saab spray paint
« Reply #4 on: 12 February 2018, 10:31:46 AM »
I've used http://www.carpaintrepair.co.uk/acatalog/Car-Spray-Paint.html

for some years and their stuff is usually a good match.

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Re: Genuine Saab spray paint
« Reply #5 on: 12 February 2018, 11:03:46 AM »
I'd always source the genuine Saab paint if possible. Aftermarket stuff can and does differ, never had a problem with the real thing.

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Re: Genuine Saab spray paint
« Reply #6 on: 12 February 2018, 12:57:25 PM »
Where can the genuine stuff be bought these days?

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Re: Genuine Saab spray paint
« Reply #7 on: 12 February 2018, 02:22:50 PM »
www.saabits.com
www.saabpartsdirect.com

If it needs the clearcoat, you can get a twin pack of spray.

Flat black is usually fairly easy to match.  When I sprayed the spoiler on my 9-5, I reckoned that the official Saab paint was far too expensive, so I went for the Paints4u cans which at that time were a lot cheaper, and the colour match is very good.  You can see the difference because my spraying technique was quite bad :(
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Re: Genuine Saab spray paint
« Reply #8 on: 12 February 2018, 06:39:39 PM »
Hi Will, how can I find out if it needs clear coat lacquer?

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Re: Genuine Saab spray paint
« Reply #9 on: 12 February 2018, 10:05:21 PM »
I've had a look and I can't see anything definite at the moment.
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Re: Genuine Saab spray paint
« Reply #10 on: 19 February 2018, 12:58:12 PM »
I've found the info in the workshop manual.  All Saab colours are finished with a clearcoat.  The solid colours are now called "Base Solid".  Here's the blurb.  It's been unchanged since before 2000 on all cars...
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Base Solid paint with clear enamel.

All solid colours have now been replaced with base solids with clear enamel. 

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The risk of confusing these paints with the earlier methods is great during repainting.

Due to differences in their finish and ageing characteristics, these two paint systems should never be mixed.

Ordinary single layer solid paint with clear enamel is not quality approved by Saab Automobile AB. 

Spray and enamel applicators can be used as usual for small repairs.  Metallic paints are not affected.
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It also says that the Car Colour Code in the glovebox lid includes the comment "Base Solid".  But this whole instruction above is used in WIS unchanged on all models for the last 20 years. It may not be shown on current models with solid colours.

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