Finding your Mercury Paint Code
Finding your Mercury Paint CodeLocation of Mercury Paint Code
Mercury makes it fairly easy to find the color code. It is always on the drivers door jamb.
Pre 1970 Mercurys can be problematic though. Mercury was calling different paint colors the exact same name so a Ocean Blue in 1966 was completely different from an Ocean Blue in 1967. Different color code too.
The typical color code format is:
However, you will rarely ever see the M6640 part which is rarely used. You will typically just see WT. Often the color plate will show EX PT (for Exterior Paint, but I bet you knew this already??) and then above or below this, you will see the color code. To make matters just a tad confusing, sometimes the actual color is embossed on the plate and not where one would expect it.
WT corresponds to Performance White Clearcoat.
Two Tone Combination
Mercury has many two tone combinations for some cars. Two tones are two different colors on your car. Mercury did not do a great job with two tone color coding and often the secondary color information is just missing so this makes it impossible to know without borrowing a color book from us what colors you actually have.
Same Color Code, Different Name
Mercury, 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, WT/M6640 above we call Performance White Clearcoat It could also be called White Clearcoat, Speed White Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the marketing department decided to call it.