Did you know there are thousands of whites? Let alone thousands of colours! In order to get the right paint for you, we’re going to need some information from you first, whether you require paint for a small scratch, large repair or even a full respray.
This is your cars colour code and is usually some digits and numbers. It could be found in a few places: under the bonnet of the car, the door pillar (driver or passengers side), in the boot or perhaps in the service book (such as newer Volkswagens). Not all Manufacturers have a compliance plate which shows the paint colour, eg: Kia and Jeep - they often require you to ring their service department. They will ask you for the vehicle Vin number and they will give you the paint code.
Some examples of different compliance plates that contain your paint code:
Some other helpful information that we would like are:
PAINT NAME (paint code is more important than this one, except BMW who usually have just a name)
Please be aware:
Many variations of colour occur in production, so we may have to check your car colour against our variant colour swatches. If you can’t drive the car down, try and bring a sample along with the paint code or photo(s) of the compliance plate(s)). The petrol flap is usually a good sample, if it is painted and easy to remove.
|Alternative colour swatches (helps identify colour variations).||GOOD SAMPLE (petrol flap)||UNMATCHABLE SAMPLE (flakes of paint)|
If you don’t have a paint code (because the car has been re-sprayed) or you are wanting to match a colour that you don’t have the paint code for, we do have a Colour Matching Service.