Saab Paint Codes

To find the right paint color for your Saab, look for the paint color code, which can usually be found on a label on the driver’s side door jamb.
Written by Melanie Krieps Mergen
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
To find the right paint color for your Saab, look for the paint color code, which can usually be found on a label on the driver’s side door jamb or the glove compartment. Once you have the right color code, you’ll be able to order the appropriate shade and get to work.
Sometimes, cars get scratches or dings that seem unsightly but don’t seem worth paying a steep price at an auto body shop. But with so many options out there, is finding the right paint color for your Saab even possible?
It can be! Whether you’re driving a 2006 Saab 9-3 or a 2011 Saab 9-5, knowing your car’s paint code can point you in the right direction. That’s why the
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Where can I find my Saab’s paint code?

Generally, you should be able to find your Saab’s paint color code on a label found on your driver’s side door jamb. Depending on the Saab model, the label also might be located in the glove compartment, firewall, or on a Saab 9-3 or Saab 9-5, to the passenger side of the radiator support.
On the label, look for “Body Color,” which will be followed by several numbers (typically two or three). Those numbers are your Saab paint code. So, if your 2006 Saab 9-3 paint color code is 294, your paint color is “Chili Red.” 
In most cases, your paint code will be three digits and could be followed by a letter like B, G, or H, which just refer to its producer rather than the shade. Sometimes, though, the letter will be significant.
After locating your paint code, you can reference
this chart
to find your Saab’s exact paint color.

What if there’s no paint code on the car’s label?

Considering Saab Automobile was bought out in 2011, finding the perfect shade for your Saab, especially without a paint code, can turn into something of a scavenger hunt. 
There are a number of online resources that will allow you to look up your car’s paint color options by model and year, which can help you narrow down your options. 
That might be all you need if you have a Lime Yellow Metallic 2004 Saab 9-3 Cabrio (which is color code 292, by the way), but if you’re driving a gray or silver 2011
Saab 9-5
, you might have more options to choose from, which could make picking the correct color a little more difficult.
A couple other options are checking your owner’s manual or searching for your paint color using
your Saab’s VIN number
. A good car painting shop can also use a color-matching device called a spectrophotometer to find the right shade for your car.

Where can I get paint for my Saab?

Once you do find your paint code, you have the information you need to order yourself some Saab paint! While you might not be able to get paint directly from Saab, there are a number of
online options
that you can research and consider which sell shades of touch-up paints based on Saab paint color codes.

Paint touch-up tips

Your approach to touching up your car’s paint will depend on the type of product you're using, so make note of the manufacturer’s directions.
Generally, here are a few more car paint touch-up tips that can help make it more effective:
  • Wash your car
    first—specifically, the area you’re touching up
  • Address any
    rust spots
    and apply a rust inhibitor afterward
  • Apply primer to any exposed or unpainted surface on your car’s body that will be painted 
  • Apply that perfect shade of paint to the area where your Saab needs a touch-up. Wait for it to dry (about an hour is often long enough, but check your paint product’s recommendations). You can try a small test spot first if you want, as well as apply additional coats as needed.
  • Add a clear coat for extra protection

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While you’re touching up your Saab’s paint job, you might also consider whether your car insurance policy needs a touch-up, too. If you’re wondering if better coverage at a better rate is out there, the
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You can most easily find your Saab’s paint color code on the manufacturer’s label, which can often be found on the inside of the driver’s side door jamb or in the glove compartment.
Yes, you can paint your Saab! While a full-body paint job is usually best left to professionals, an average touch-up is a task many drivers are able to take care of themselves. However, you always have the option of hiring a professional to take care of it for you.
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