The finished body-in-white leaves the body shop and is transported via a conveying bridge to the paint shop.
The painting process for Porsche vehicles comprises five steps:
- Pre-treatment: The fully galvanised bodies are cleaned, degreased and zinc-phosphated.
- Cathodic dip priming: Cathodic dip primer is applied to the entire body and baked in at approx. 180º C to enhance corrosion resistance.
- Undersealing with seam sealing: The underseal consists of a PVC coating of between 0.4 and 1.3 mm in thickness.
- Automatic filler coating: The filler coating serves to protect the body from flying stones. After application, the filler coating is dried at approx. 160º C.
- Manual application of top coat: The top coat is applied in special cabins in which clean-room conditions prevail. The drying temperature is approx. 140º C.
In addition to standard and metallic colours, Porsche also offers special colours and custom paintwork. All Porsche paints – with the exception of clear lacquer – are produced by means of an environment-friendly water-based paint technology.