Over 100,000 Touch Up Paint Colors Available
We have the most extensive database of touch up paint colors on the web. Whether your car is old or new, you can find high quality touch up paint colors for it here. Enter your year, make, and model to see the touch up paint colors available. You can also browse our car paint colors pages.
How to choose the right touch up paint color for your car:
We have attempted to make the colors shown on the screen for your car as accurate as possible. However, your actual car paint color may not look the same as what you see on the computer screen. If you look at a metallic straight on, it can appear much darker than if you look at it at a lower angle. It is important to verify that you have the correct paint color for your car before ordering.
Here is a good example:
Look at the above
three colors. The color shown as Jade Green Metallic Clearcoat (1)
was taken as an overall impression of the color. Jade Green Metallic
was taken from the middle of the door. Finally, Jade
Green Metallic Clearcoat (3)
was taken from above the rear tire. As
you can see, the three colors are similar, but pretty different. In our
database, we actually show the top color Jade Green Metallic
as the actual color in our database. Again, this is why
it is so important to find the color code for your car.
Of course, perhaps
in the future, we could have pictures of all the cars as above, but it
still wouldn't help when you have two cars with nearly the exact same
color. This is MUCH more common then you would believe. In fact, for some
cars, they will list FOUR Red Metallics for the same year, make and
What causes this is slight variations in the color formulas
sprayed on the car. In fact, for some models, there will be several identical colors but sprayed in different factories and they will
have different color codes.
Matching Your Car's Paint Color
It is impossible to exactly match metallic colors for several reasons.
One, metallics look very different brushed versus sprayed. Second, colors
fade over time, especially the reds and any color with red in it like
gold. However, since you are only repairing small scratches, this should
not be too much of an issue as long as it the color is reasonably close.
Car Paint Color Descriptions and Paint Color Names
If you know your color is Jewel Green Metallic Clearcoat
code is PA
and all you see on the screen is Emerald Green
with the same code PA
, these are the same
colors. Often a vehicle manufacturer will just use a new name to describe
an old color, then put the old color name on the vehicle invoice! Again,
the color code
, is how we mix the paint, not the paint description.
Metallic Car Paint Colors
Often the color description will help you find your color. Say you
have Garnet Red and Red Metallic and these are the only two reds shown for
your vehicle. If you know your vehicle has metallic paint (the shiny
little pieces of aluminum in your paint) then the Red Metallic would
probably be your color. If you don't have metallic paint, the Garnet Red
would be your color. Again, to be absolutely sure, check the color code on
Two Tone Auto Paint Colors
Two Tone colors will be listed as follows in the database. We have
shown a two-tone color combination which includes a regular two tone color
combination (8W2) and one which includes a "Unpainted" color just
to explain what these are.
If you have the
first two-tone combination, the actual paint code on your vehicle will be
and you will not see the paint codes 64C
listed anywhere on your vehicle. You have to determine by looking at the
color shown on the screen which to order. In almost all cases, it's pretty
obvious which color you need to order. In the case below, if you want to
order the green portion, you would click next to the color listed as Green
Metallic Clearcoat (Code #64C)
and if you wanted the Slate, you would
click on the box for the Slate Gray Metallic Clearcoat (Code #49B)
Again, your color code on your car will be 8W2
In the second case,
if your vehicle color code is 8J6
, the only color you can order is
color code 792
as the other two-tone part of the car is unpainted
and is probably a plastic part.
Clearcoat Car Paint
Make sure you follow this link
for a complete discussion on clearcoats.
Tri-Coat Car Paint
If your color description contains the word Tri-Coat
, make sure you
follow this link
a complete discussion on tri-coats.
If you have any
questions about two-tone paints, please contact
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