Audi Touch Up PaintLocation of Audi Paint Code
Audi codes can be difficult to find. Most Audi color codes are going to be somewhere around the spare tire area. They are printed on a paper color id tag which is guaranteed to fall off and disappear just when you need to find it. I don't know how much extra a metal plate affixed to the driver door jamb would have cost, but apparently too much.
The typical color code format is:
The color code above is actually two different color codes, LY9H and P1 which can be used. Typically most Audi's have the LY9H/ but occasionally we see the P1. Why did they do this? Who knows!
LY9H corresponds to Polar White Clearcoat Again, the P1 is also used on some Audi's for the same color. Really old Audi can be nearly impossible to figure out. Plus, they are discontinuing some of these toner colors so custom matching is the way to go.
Same Color Code, Different Name
Audi, like all manufacturers, uses the exact same color across many models and then will have a different color name for each model. It's the same paint! This is why the color code is so important to order the correct paint.
For example, LY9H above we call White Clearcoat It could also be called Moonstone Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the marketing department decided to call it.