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White is not always White...or is it?

So, I have a 924S that I want to turn White.

I’m leaning toward Grand Prix White as a ‘bright’ white, but is it the brightest White offered by Porsche?

TIA
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this info i'm giving is off the top of my head so the info may not be 100% right.
over the years if i remember right there are 15 white/weiss color codes used for 14 different white's.
oryxweiss perlutt - Ok1
fischsilber perleffekt -164
perlglanz weiss - oa9
snow weiss - 3at and 3au
chiffon weiss - 182
gp weiss - 908
polar weiss - 90a
alpin weiss - 90b
atlas weiss - 91z
sand weiss- r9a
gletscherweiss - ls9r
pure weiss - c9a
biarritz weiss - 9a2
carrara weiss - b9a

some of the brightest are snow ,GP and pure weiss
whites with a little blue or purple in them tend to make them a brighter looking white .
do not confuse a brighter white for a cleaner white.
a cleaner white is a white with little or no other tints in them so they would have very little or much less ocher , black , blue or violet this makes it a cleaner color not a brighter color.
the human eye picks up blues and purples/violets in white as being brighter whites lacking these colors the white will look more antiseptic / cleaner white.
because many people confuse the two whites what one are you more interested in?
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Thanks for weighing in, very informative!

I had heard that adding a 'touch' of a darker pigment to the white formula made it appear whiter, kind of like adding a touch of purple (?) to black makes black look even 'blacker' somehow.

I came across this website that offers a list of the different colors for each of the main hues - elferclassic - Porsche Farben

Of course, computer screens cannot reproduce the colors exactly as you or I might experience them directly in person.

Regarding which 'color' of white I'm after, a hue that doesn't appear gray tinged (like Carrera Marble looks), but also a white that isn't so stark that it has 'no warmth'...if that makes any sense.

Looking at the images online, the Carrara White looks quite striking, but that might be because the red accents are playing with my perception of the white. Looking at the GP White in comparison, it appears to almost have a light creamy appearance...aaarrrgggghhhh....
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this info i'm giving is off the top of my head so the info may not be 100% right.
over the years if i remember right there are 15 white/weiss color codes used for 14 different white's.
oryxweiss perlutt - Ok1
fischsilber perleffekt -164
perlglanz weiss - oa9
snow weiss - 3at and 3au
chiffon weiss - 182
gp weiss - 908
polar weiss - 90a
alpin weiss - 90b
atlas weiss - 91z
sand weiss- r9a
gletscherweiss - ls9r
pure weiss - c9a
biarritz weiss - 9a2
carrara weiss - b9a
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with the porsche color codes if it starts with a L then in most all cases it was made in a VW plant.
VW uses L in there color codes like L90E it's a long time white code used by VW. you will tend not to find it if you look up the formula under porsches formulas you would have to look it up under VW/audi codes.
you will also find sub color codes say if the car was painted at Karmann and not sent to porsche AG as a body in white to be painted. so you may see a R4R4 for porsche GP weiss on a car coming from Karmann. Karmann uses there own numbering system like VW does. the reason is a porsche code may conflict with a code Karmann already used for another manufacture.
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