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Old 02-11-2014, 07:28 PM   #1
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need to find out the name of the paint color

i have looked on google images to find out what color my car is and there are so many of them that are too close to each other and i was wondering if i could find out the color of the car through the VIN # ????
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:00 PM   #2
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Re: need to find out the name of the paint color

The paint code is on the Service Parts tag, typically in the glove box or on the end of the driver's door. There will be a series of 3-place alpha-numeric codes. If that fails you can go to the compnine website and get a detailed printout of your car's build details, by entering your VIN. But there is now a small cost on compnine.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:05 PM   #3
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Re: need to find out the name of the paint color

I just checked the door there is not a sticker there the glove box has a sticker that says 'service parts identification' but i am not seeing anything else on the body about it all i know from looking at it is it is bluish green or greenish blue i need to find out from that build sheet more than likely to really know the true color of the car cause the front bumper as most rock chips and paint is chipping away due to the rock chips i have many plans for this car and want it as factory as possible with a couple lowering mods and stuff but keep everything mostly stock thanks a lot for the info about the build sheet i had forgotten all about those and i had been in mechanics for a long time but never got into body work or paint just strictly engine
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Re: need to find out the name of the paint color

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..... the glove box has a sticker that says 'service parts identification' ............
One of those codes on the "service part" tag you found in the glove box is for the paint. Here's a typical label, showing where the paint code will be:

Chevrolet Touch Up Paint | Color, Code, and Directions for Chevrolet

In the example - BC/CC indicates base coat/clear coat. "41" was the GM code for Black.

Your car sounds like "37" - "Bright Teal" on the Camaro, "Dark Aqua Metallic" on the Firebird. I still have the dealer literature on my 94 Firebird, with the color samples, and Dark Aqua Metallic is a mix of green and blue.

The only other alternative would be "18" - "Dark Green Gray".

Here's another source of codes and colors:

1994 GM Color Codes - Camaro Paint Cross-Reference
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Re: need to find out the name of the paint color

I do see a code on there that says 37U and on the bottom of the sticker shows
BC/CC WA U146A
would that mean anything
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Re: need to find out the name of the paint color

Did you look at the link? It's all shown in there.

It shows Base Coat/Clear Coat (all 4th Gens are base + clear coat); Bright Teal is code 37, and the GM code is WA 146A. The "U" just means exterior body color.

Not sure if you will get anything more definitive than that. But if you still don't understand or believe, any paint shop knows how to read the tag and get the paint.
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Re: need to find out the name of the paint color

thank you so much now I know the color of the car to ask paint shops if they have that color needing the front bumper repainted
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