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Paint code

Post by deschutestrout » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:59 pm

How do you tell for sure the paint code used on a Beetle. I have a '71 and always thought it was Clementine Orange. An overspray on a fender done by a PO was a different orange...and when I bought some touch up paint using the Clementine code, it matched the overspray and not the original paint of my bug. Is there a code on the body/sticker/something that will tell me which orange was used? Thanks.
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Post by RussellK » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:53 pm

It should be in the trunk unless its like mine and is missing.

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Post by hambone » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:08 pm

M-codes they call them. Samba must have tons of articles on the subject. There is even a website out there that automatically decodes them.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/mcodest1.php
Also check Samba for paint code chips, you can often color match that way.
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Post by deschutestrout » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:25 pm

In the trunk...like up front I'm assuming. Where? I looked in the easy to see places and didn't find it. Stamp, sticker, what? Thanks guys.
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Re: Paint code

Post by bajaman72 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:07 pm

Metal plate.. like on a bus. Up where the windshield washer tank is/was located behind the spare.
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Re: Paint code

Post by deschutestrout » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:13 pm

Thanks! I'll take a look.
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Re: Paint code

Post by vwlover77 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:24 pm

Super Beetle or Standard?
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Re: Paint code

Post by deschutestrout » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:28 pm

Standard
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