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PPG at forefront of colour science

PPG is at the forefront of colour science and technology development and know that colour accuracy and colour capability are key points to maximise the whole production process for its customers.

The ease of retrieving colour and the capability to get the ‘right’ colour first time is a key step in process efficiency for the Bodyshop. That’s why PPG has updated it’s Colour Code Identification tools to reflect the latest colours from motor manufacturers up to the end of 2012.

To support you in quick and easy colour identification the following colour code tools have been updated with the latest colours and can be found in the Colour Tools section of the website.

PPG OEM Colour Code Locations 2012/2013

PPG has made available an updated OEM locator document updated to include vehicle identification plates by model for all brands enabling quick and easy identification of the vehicles colour code information. The update includes new motor manufacturers seen across the globe.

PPG Car and Motorcycle Colour Directory 2012/2013

The Car and Motorcycle Colour Directory contains thousands of easy to find colour references listed by source and manufacturer. Under each source/manufacturer the colours are listed in code order including all usage types i.e. chassis and bumper colours. The update reflects the new colours introduced by OEM’s in 2012.

Part 1 of the register lists Car colours in alphabetical order by motor manufacturer. For quick reference the colours are divided into two groups; body and accessory colours which are subdivided under bumper, engine bay and wheel colours. Colours are also listed in motor manufacturer code order and colour box references.

Part 2 of the register lists Motorcycle colours in alphabetical order by manufacturer. Under each motorcycle manufacturer the colours are shown in manufacturer code order to again support quick reference.

The directory is available for Envirobase HP, Deltron Progress and Deltron paint lines

PPG Ford Colour Codes 2012/2013

This document contains the label types and locations of all the Ford VIN plates for all Ford models manufactured 2002-2012 containing details of Ford code, description, and finish. The update reflects the new colours introduced by Ford in 2012.

PPG CT Colour Directory Delfleet 2012/2013

The Delfleet Colour Directory offers references to over 30,000 colours. For clarity the directory has been grouped under different sections by source type. Under each source type, colours are shown alphabetically with OE code, colour description, paint system and variant code. Colour box references are also included as either Delfleet Selector, Fleet Swatch or RAL fan. The update reflects the new colours introduced by commercial vehicle builders in 2012.