The first step to take when painting a vehicle is to figure out the car’s current color. Use the paint code to figure out precisely what shade of color must be used to achieve a perfect match to the existing finish.
Just knowing the color’s name isn’t enough. The color name used by a car maker may be Candy Apple Red, but the actual color may vary in shade, depending on the model and year of the car. Only the paint code will identify the exact shade.
So… how can you find the paint code on a car?
Some of the common places to look for the paint code are:
Locating the exact color code means having a great result on your next paint job.