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Does anybody know where I can buy the Chalk color touch up paint for a 2018 718 Cayman Base. Its the off white color and not the Gray Chalk color on the 991's and 981's The dealer wants me to take the car to the body shop which sounds like a money grab to me. I just have a small burn spot on the edge of the wheel well where the detailer got carried away and rubbed a little to hard on the edge of the well. Just a little brush touch up would do the trick I believe I have checked Suncoast and a few other sites and can't find it anywhere Thanks,
 

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Does anybody know where I can buy the Chalk color touch up paint for a 2018 718 Cayman Base. Its the off white color and not the Gray Chalk color on the 991's and 981's The dealer wants me to take the car to the body shop which sounds like a money grab to me. I just have a small burn spot on the edge of the wheel well where the detailer got carried away and rubbed a little to hard on the edge of the well. Just a little brush touch up would do the trick I believe I have checked Suncoast and a few other sites and can't find it anywhere Thanks,
I've used Dr. ColorChip for small touch up spots. You give them your exact year and model and color and they send you a perfect match touch up kit.
 

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Thanks for the info. Well appreciated Its interesting that the Chalk color can be more than one color I bought the Chalk Color from Suncoast and it came back Gray Thanks again.
 

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Thanks for the info. Well appreciated Its interesting that the Chalk color can be more than one color I bought the Chalk Color from Suncoast and it came back Gray Thanks again.
Chalk/Crayon is a light grey colour. It is the same on both 718 and 991 (don't recall it being available on the 981).

Have you tried to use the touchup paint? The colour of liquid/wet paint is usually quite different to what it looks like once it's dry.
 

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DSC00003.JPG This is the Chalk Color on my Car The color code in my owners manual is M9A which is a Grey color, so i am totaly confused. I looked up the Vin Number on the Porsche Analytics website and its called Chalk This color is more like Careara White.
 

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Chalk/Crayon is a light grey colour. It is the same on both 718 and 991 (don't recall it being available on the 981).

Have you tried to use the touchup paint? The colour of liquid/wet paint is usually quite different to what it looks like once it's dry.
This. Chalk is a light grey/primer color. If the paint code on the touch up paint matches then it’s the right paint.
 

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View attachment 26664 This is the Chalk Color on my Car The color code in my owners manual is M9A which is a Grey color, so i am totaly confused. I looked up the Vin Number on the Porsche Analytics website and its called Chalk This color is more like Careara White.
I have a chalk 2018 cayman and ordered from dr colorchip. Used it on a couple of rock chips recently and matches well. I would recommend over the oem touch up from the dealer. I have that too, which the dealer gave me when I bought the car. It’s much harder to use than dr. colorchip. Good luck.
 

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View attachment 26664 This is the Chalk Color on my Car The color code in my owners manual is M9A which is a Grey color, so i am totaly confused. I looked up the Vin Number on the Porsche Analytics website and its called Chalk This color is more like Careara White.
Yup, that is Chalk, it is a very light grey. Definitely not Carrara White, which is an icy cool metallic white, with hints of blue/silver. See pics of my car to get an idea of what Carrara White looks like - Chris NZ's Plain White T
 

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I have a chalk 2018 cayman and ordered from dr colorchip. Used it on a couple of rock chips recently and matches well. I would recommend over the oem touch up from the dealer. I have that too, which the dealer gave me when I bought the car. It’s much harder to use than dr. colorchip. Good luck.
Thanks for the advice. Would you happen to have the color code number for that Chalk color. I still can't figure out why in my owners manual gave me the code M9A. That's the Chalk that is Grey in color I have heard that this Chalk color is a specialty color from Porsche. I am just using this touch up in the wheel well area since I have the rock chip protective coating on the car. I dropped by the dealership back before this virus took hold and they wanted to send the car over to the paint shop. Sounds like Dr. Color Chip is the way to go. Thanks again.
 

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Checking with Rennbow, looks like the code can either be M9A as you say or 3H.
 

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Thanks for the advice. Would you happen to have the color code number for that Chalk color. I still can't figure out why in my owners manual gave me the code M9A. That's the Chalk that is Grey in color I have heard that this Chalk color is a specialty color from Porsche. I am just using this touch up in the wheel well area since I have the rock chip protective coating on the car. I dropped by the dealership back before this virus took hold and they wanted to send the car over to the paint shop. Sounds like Dr. Color Chip is the way to go. Thanks again.
It’s the same. Here are the codes from Oem touch up (left) and dr colorchip (right). You’re good to go.
 

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Thanks for the advice. Would you happen to have the color code number for that Chalk color. I still can't figure out why in my owners manual gave me the code M9A. That's the Chalk that is Grey in color I have heard that this Chalk color is a specialty color from Porsche. I am just using this touch up in the wheel well area since I have the rock chip protective coating on the car. I dropped by the dealership back before this virus took hold and they wanted to send the car over to the paint shop. Sounds like Dr. Color Chip is the way to go. Thanks again.
That's because Chalk IS a light grey colour. There isn't a grey Chalk and a white special colour Chalk; there is only one Chalk (called Crayon outside of the USA) colour used on Porsche vehicles. Happy for you to ignore my advice or call it off-white if you want, but the colour is the colour and M9A is the correct colour code.
 

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There is only one chalk paint color. It is categorized as grey and has paint code M9A. 3H should be identical. I purchased my chalk touch up paint directly from Suncoast and have used it myself on a minor chip. It was a perfect match.

 

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That's because Chalk IS a light grey colour. There isn't a grey Chalk and a white special colour Chalk; there is only one Chalk (called Crayon outside of the USA) colour used on Porsche vehicles. Happy for you to ignore my advice or call it off-white if you want, but the colour is the colour and M9A is the correct colour code.
That's because Chalk IS a light grey colour. There isn't a grey Chalk and a white special colour Chalk; there is only one Chalk (called Crayon outside of the USA) colour used on Porsche vehicles. Happy for you to ignore my advice or call it off-white if you want, but the colour is the colour and M9A is the correct colour code.
Your right Chaz, until you get it on the car outside in the light it looks darker than the light gray I put some touch up on a piece of paper in the house and it looked way too dark. Took it outside and put it on the car and it looked like a match. :)
 

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Your right Chaz, until you get it on the car outside in the light it looks darker than the light gray I put some touch up on a piece of paper in the house and it looked way too dark. Took it outside and put it on the car and it looked like a match. :)
Glad we got there in the end :)
 
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