Technical Service Bulletin Repair Solid Spraying Paint for Porsche

Subject: Repair Spraying Medium Solid Paint   Models: 911 Carrera/911 Turbo/928 S4

Bulletin Number: 87 – 02

The metallic paint  of 1987 Model 911 and 928 S4 cars was changed from Low Solid quality (LS) to Medium Solid quality (MS).

MS paint produces considerably less solvents than LS paint and requires an extensive change in application methods.

In order to avoid changes in application for repair spraying, two-component paint in Low Solid quality can be supplied from parts for 1987 Model cars.

The shade of this repair paint is adapted to that of standard MS paint.

Consequently, the same respraying procedures apply for 1987 Models as in the past (refer to “Repair Guide” – Car Repair Spraying” brochure, order number WKD 458.720).


The following information is absolutely necessary when ordering paints:

Standard and special body colors:

(Figure 1)

  1. Paint name
  2. Part number with paint code.
  3. Complete paint number (instead of part number)

e.g  metallic pacific  blue: 31G 93  MS

In some cases different paint codes are used for the same color name for production reasons.

Consequently, it is absolutely necessary to quote the color code found on the paint data plate in the car when ordering paint.

This paint code (three digits) must be added to the part number found in group 0/04/00 of the parts catalog for standard and special body colors.

Location of the paint data plate:

911 Carrera & 911 Turbo: Luggage compartment right side

928 S4: Left door lock pillar

It contains the following information:

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Important Notice: Technical Bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, not a “Do-it-yourselfer.” They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Special tools may be required to perform certain operations identified in these bulletins. Use of tools and procedures other than those recommended in these bulletins may be detrimental to the safe operation of your vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions and know-how to a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, do not assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See your Porsche Dealer for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information. Part numbers listed in these bulletins are for reference only. Always check with your authorized Porsche dealer to verify correct part numbers.

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