As the title suggests, how does one make sense of the colour code displayed on the card in your engine bay (or wherever)? E.g. my car's colour is 51E. Another one of my cars had colour code 3KU. How would a paint supplier know that 51E is white and 3KU is a metallic grey? And can you tell from just the code how to mix the paint, or do you need to look up the "recipe" from a universal lookup resource?

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    What is the vehicle in question? It's going to be different for every car manufacturer, but you can find the codes for most manufacturers online. This site does a pretty good job with the paint codes, but I don't think is all inclusive. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Sep 22 '18 at 14:15
  • Look them up here....automotivetouchup.com/paint-code.htm – Moab Sep 22 '18 at 18:47
  • Okay, so it's not a standard code but specific to manufacturer? – Captain Kenpachi Sep 23 '18 at 16:37

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