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  1. Original Saab Badges

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    If anyone has some original Saab badges that fit an 2006 93 sedan please tell me or if you know someone who can re chrome and re paint the badges tell me also.Thank you.
  2. Paint restoration

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey guys, I just acquired my first Saab (03’ 9-5 Aero) and I believe my paint is titan grey metallic. I was almost going to wax it when I realized the paint is almost perfectly satin. I have never seen this in the color swatches and I am assuming that my clear coat has somewhat perfectly come...
  3. Scored a great deal on driver side door handle

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My driver side exterior door handle on my 04 vert (black but not body colored) is looking pretty crappy. I happened to be on thesaabsite the other day and just happened to notice they had two old stock number 12760265 (color 170) front drivers side handles for $19.01 each. This is the old part...
  4. Few questions...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    First of all did something happen on this forum where passwords were reset? I tried logging into my old account today and not only would I not accept the saved password on my iCloud Keychain but it wouldn't even accept the password that saabcentral would send me when I reset it? Second, I have...
  5. Scratch and swirl mark

    Auto Detailing & Body Repairs
    I fixed a scratch on the black hood of my Saab 9-3 with car paint and clear coat finish. The finish left a circular haze around the scratch on my hood. Any recommendations on how to fix this? I would ultimately like to wax my car so if there is a wax that would fix the haze that would be...
  6. Advice required - detailing

    C900 Workshop
    I'm hoping somebody can point me in the right direction for a good (and simple) guide on how best to restore bodywork and trim on my 900 Convertible! I've never done anything cosmetic beyond washing and smearing with a bit of wax, and the guides I've found are all pretty light on the 'how to'...
  7. Stain for whale tail spoiler

    Auto Detailing & Body Repairs
    Hi Guys, I've had my classic Saab 900i for over a year now. The previous owners stained the rubber spoiler on the rear back window, with something that leached in the rain. Also runs when the car is being washed. The spoiler is now gray almost white in places. I'm looking for a paint or stain...
  8. Hi

    New Member Introductions
    New SaaBer I'm the proud owner of a classic saab 900i 1990. The engine purrs, three previous owners, nice low mileage. I bought it on ebay, trusting my instincts and made a fantastic purchase. She is a dream, when she opens up at 30 m/ph and above, she just glides along. Manual transmission...
  9. 1995 ng900 issues

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Good day, I'm a little over a month into owning a 1995 900s. 151k on the clock. The 2.3L motor is peppy and is very smooth at highway speed. As expected I'm discovering some relatively small problems that, when compounded, make me nervous. The 1st one on my list is a gas odor when driving- no...
  10. Your opinion please, on plasti-dip color

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey guys, it's getting to be semi-spring like up here in MN and I'm looking at the car and thinking it needs some paint work. Along with the mechanical stuff I've been planning, I have some pretty irritating paint problems, specifically on the front and rear bumpers and the mirrors. My car is a...
  11. New Member From Indy

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I am looking forward to all the great information I can get from here. I have a 2008 Saab 9-3 which I absolutely love. It is my first Saab and I am already looking at getting another (possibly a 2011 9-5). I live in Indianapolis and have had my Saab for just over 2 years. Just a few...
  12. Painting black trim

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey guys i have 2003 95 which is white and i wanted to match the trim to it any ideas of what to paint it with?
  13. Paint question...

    C900 Workshop
    Wondering if anyone knows of a commercially available spray paint (i.e. Duplicolor or the like) that is close to Edwardian Grey? Don't worry I'm not trying to attempt some type of botched body repair here. Actually considering respraying the spark plug cover and maybe the grill with it. The...
  14. Colored Lug Nuts?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    has anyone experimented with colored lug nuts? wondering how red ones would look... :cheesy:
  15. '03 93 spoiler damage

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2003 saab 93 that is in great condition but the spoiler is bubbling. It looks terrible and is detracting from the cars appearance. Attached is a picture.... Anyone have this problem, any recomendations?
  16. Paintwork

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Ah... 1996 NG900, Saab Black (170) The hood developed rot from stone chips and horrible weather. I decided to chop out the rot and repair the paint. On closer inspection the whole hood was covered in stone chips so one ill fated weekend, I sanded the whole hood, welded in new metal, primed it...
  17. Body Molding Delete?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2003 Linear and the body is in just awful shape. I figure now that I have a job and can afford to spend some money, I might as well do some body upgrades. The paint on the car has been destroyed by Florida sun since the previous owner had never waxed it for the first 7 years of it's...
  18. Door side repaint

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Our left door has been several times touched a rough wall so needs some repaint at the edge of the door. I bought at our Saab dealer a paint 'touch up' in the exact colour of the car but wonder if anyone has a manual how to professionally perform this job !!! Anyone ideas , experiences ?
  19. High Temp Airbrush Paint?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey my friend and i were going over some of the designs he could do with his air brush and we have decited to tackle the Valve cover, i know we would need a high temp paint but i couldn't find anything, i was wondering could you just take a rattle can spray it in a container and just use that...
  20. where can a buy a can of Cirrus White

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Gosh, didn't realise it would be so difficult to track down a can of paint in the US. So, after doing a bit of bodywork, filling in a few golfball sized holes and a ding from Ming I would like to paint the finished result. In the UK this simply meant wither a dash to the local parts store to...