VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
The vehicle identification number (VIN) uniquely identifies your vehicle. It is very long and consists of numbers and letters. For example, WAULC78E91A128656 is an example of a VIN from an Audi. This number is on your registration, your vehicle title and also on the vehicle itself. The VIN will be visible through the windshield on the drivers side of your vehicle. It is often stamped in other places such as the drivers door jamb. Best bet is just to look at your vehicle registration.
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Some vehicles have more than one paint formula for their color. For example, the color code 1C8 on a Toyota has three different formulas ranging from beige to silver! By entering the VIN, our paint computer can tell us which formula was used.
Please note: The VIN does not give us your color code. It only gives us any paint formula variance in an existing color code. Make sure you have found the color code on your vehicle.