Ford Explorer Touch Up Paint
Find Touch Up Paint for Ford Explorer
PaintScratch sells Ford Explorer touch up paint for the years listed in the table. Click your Ford Explorer year to see available touch up paint colors.
We guarantee Ford Explorer touch up paint will match the original factory color chip on Ford 's manufactured after 1996.
Touch Up Paint for Ford Explorer
Order Ford Explorer paint pens, brush cap bottles, and spray cans from our secure online store. For small Explorer scratches, the paint pen works well. For slightly larger Ford Explorer scratches and chips, a brush bottle is best. For larger paint repairs, a Ford Explorer spray paint can will deliver best results.
Helpful Resources for Your Ford Explorer Paint Repair
- Touch Up Paint Videos - Watch and learn how to apply touch up paint to your Ford Explorer.
- How To Apply Touch Up Paint - Detailed instructions for using automotive paint on your Ford Explorer.
Find Your Explorer Color & Paint Code
Ford makes it fairly easy to find the color code. It is always on the drivers door jamb. Ford color codes are simple - just two digits which can be numbers and letters. The illustration below is based on the a typical Ford color ID tag and shows where to find a Ford color code.
Ford Paint Code Location:
In the example above, the color code is "PM" which corresponds to Bright Calypso Metallic Clearcoat. Not too hard, right?
Pre 1970 Fords can be problematic though. Ford 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.
Typical color code format for Ford
In our example plate above, the code is PM which corresponds to our:
Bright Calypso Metallic Clearcoat PM/M6599.
However, you will rarely ever see the M6599 part.
You will typically just see PM. The color plate above shows Exterior Paint
Colors but 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 right in the middle and not where one
would expect it.
We get lots of emails from customers thinking their color code is LX3 which would make sense given the location!
PM Bright Calypso Metallic Clearcoat.
Two Tone Combination
Ford has many two tone combinations for some cars. Two tones are two different colors on your car. Ford 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
Ford, 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, PM/M6599 above we call Bright Calypso Metallic Clearcoat. It could also be called Bright Green Clearcoat, Speed Green Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the marketing department decided to call it.