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If you’ve recently made the decision to use a Chipex paint repair kit to fix car paintwork damage, you may be wondering how you’re going to best match the paint. It can be extremely disheartening to purchase a DIY repair kit, only to find the paint isn’t an exact match. Luckily, Chipex is able to ensure that the paint you use in your touch up kit matches the original paintwork perfectly.
When you purchase a Chipex touch up kit, there are two ways to select the paint you need, ensuring it’s an exact colour match.
Option 1 is to get your exact paint code from the car manufacturer. Going straight to the source is probably the simplest, most logical solution to obtaining your paint code and we’ve made it easy for you. By entering your registration number into the bar on our colour code page, we’ll instantly let you know the contact details you need to find out your exact car colour code.
This option ensures that there’s no chance of using two completely different shades and that the colour your using is the same shade as the one originally used by the manufacturers.
Option 2 is to use the colour code location guide. Many car models will have the car colour code documented somewhere on the body. Once you find this you’ll know the exact shade to look for. If you’re unsure about where to start looking for this paint code, Chipex can help. On our colour code page, you can type in your car’s make or manufacturer and you’ll instantly be shown a list of instructions. Here you’ll find where the on the car the code will be for different models of that particular car make. This means you won’t have to hunt around your car for hours looking for a tiny bit of writing. You can go directly to the spot, make a note of the code and place your order!
Chipex has these systems in place to ensure that once you’ve committed to improving the look of your car, nothing will hold you back.
We’ve put together a short guide on how to locate the paint code on some of the most popular car makes, so you can quickly find an exact colour match.
Audi paint codes can normally be found in the spare wheel well or under the trunk deck lid.
For BMW’s the paint code can be found on either the left or right wheel well, or the firewall. In the owner manual, the exact location is listed.
The paint code for a Fiat is usually found on the driver side door compartment.
For Ford models, the paint code can pretty much always be found on the driver’s side door.
With Hyundai’s the paint code could be found in three locations. The firewall, driver’s side door or in the front of the radiator under the bonnet.
The Kia paint code can be found on the driver’s side door.
On a Mercedes model, the paint code can be found on the driver’s side door, the firewall or in the front of the radiator under the bonnet.
For MINI’s the paint code can be found on the passenger side of the firewall, or on the side strut.
On Toyota’s the paint code is always found on the driver’s side door.
On Volkswagen models, the paint code will either be on the rear deck lid, the spare tyre well, or under the trunk mat.
Using the Chipex touch up paint code finder provides a quick and easy way to find out the exact paint match you need. This tool is extremely easy to use and will be able to tell you the best way to finding your paint code in seconds. Either get your code from the manufacturer themselves or use the colour code location guide, enter your code and see all of your paint kit options.