Always stick to the code. Bro code, zipcode, app code, pirate’s code, paint code. When you’re presented with the choice of a paint color’s name or its code, the code is what matters.
TouchUpDirect’s reasons to seek out your vehicle’s paint code when ordering are manifold:
- Some colors don’t match their name.
- Other colors have different names but look alike.
- There can be multiple names for the exact same paint.
- It’s rare to get the paint name right with the naked eye when your reference is a swatch or paint chip: only use a chip or swatch as a first step, to narrow your options.
For instance, Toyota has a color that reads Magnetic Pearl but then we have another color that reads Magnetic Metallic essentially these colors are exactly the same and we know this because they have the same color code.
If there’s one thing that auto manufacturers get right, it’s paint codes. Stick to the code.