How to Find the Color Code of Your Car

Where is your color code?

Here are the places to look, with the most likely locations listed first.  Look for a sticker in any of these locations:

 

  1. Driver's side door jam
    • Simply open the driver’s side door and look at the door jam section toward the bottom, on the door itself. 
  2. Near the VIN number in the windshield
    • From the outside of your vehicle, look on the bottom right of the driver’s side.  This is where you’ll find your VIN number, and in some cases, your color code. 
  3. In the glovebox
  4. Rear driver's side door jam
  5. Passenger side sun visor
  6. Trunk floor or lid
  7. Spare tire cover / spare tire well

If you cannot find your color code and are ordering a painted product from us, simply select the "Other / Not Listed" paint code option. We will then get in contact with you to determine your color code.  Alternatively, you may try contacting your local dealership for assistance.

Note on older vehicles

All of our painted products are painted new, as if it just rolled off the car lot.  Since older vehicles may suffer from sun damage or other blemishes that fade the paint, if you have an older vehicle you may end up having what looks like a paint mismatch.  If this is the case, your car or truck may have a slightly more faded paint color than your fender flares or spoiler.  This is important to be aware of, because this type of paint mismatch is not covered by any warranties. 

Our painted products

Why the color name alone doesn't matter

It isn’t common practice – but it isn’t uncommon either – for a car manufacturer to use the same color name for different colors.  For example, a car manufacturer may have a color called “Cherry Red” in 2008, but in 2009 they make a slight alteration to the color making it a little bit brighter.  Although they keep the same color name in 2009, and the difference is hard to notice, the actual color may be different.  While the color name will stay the same, the color code will change to reflect the new color designation.

When ordering our painted fender flares, we ask that you select your color based off the code, not the name.  Because we base your paint job on the code, and not the name, we have an extremely high success rate with color matches.

We go by the mantra most of us learned growing up – “Measure twice, cut once.”  Except in the painted fender flare world, it’s “Check twice, paint once.

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