I'm Completely Lost With These Paint Codes...

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I'm Completely Lost With These Paint Codes...

Postby Lockerz » Wed May 30, 2012 3:52 pm

So i'm thinking of buying some touch up paint for my black 91' Beretta but there are 3 different black paint codes to choose from:

1) WA8555
2) 8555
or...
3) 41

Is there some kind of sticker on my car that has my specific code? I'm lost.


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Re: I'm Completely Lost With These Paint Codes...

Postby heavywoody » Wed May 30, 2012 5:01 pm

Look on your spare tire cover in the trunk (if you still have it). The paint code for your car should be listed on it.

There are two blacks; a metallic black and a regular black, just FYI (depends on the model year, but I'm fairly certain the 91+ were regular black).


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Re: I'm Completely Lost With These Paint Codes...

Postby 2.2H8TA » Wed May 30, 2012 6:57 pm

Your paint code should be in your VIN. It is the 14th and 15th #'s.
For example the 14th and 15th #'s in my VIN are 81, and that paint code is Flame Red CC.
On the homepage of the site there is information on this, here's the link.
http://www.beretta.net/?page_id=90
They're all listed there by year, so just go to 1991, look at the paint codes for the blacks that year, and compare them to the 14th and 15th #'s in your VIN.
If I'm wrong on the paint code being in the VIN, someone please correct me, but it is in mine, so I'd assume it's in all of em'.


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Re: I'm Completely Lost With These Paint Codes...

Postby scd88ga » Thu May 31, 2012 3:09 am

2.2H8TA wrote:Your paint code should be in your VIN. It is the 14th and 15th #'s.
For example the 14th and 15th #'s in my VIN are 81, and that paint code is Flame Red CC.
On the homepage of the site there is information on this, here's the link.
http://www.beretta.net/?page_id=90
They're all listed there by year, so just go to 1991, look at the paint codes for the blacks that year, and compare them to the 14th and 15th #'s in your VIN.
If I'm wrong on the paint code being in the VIN, someone please correct me, but it is in mine, so I'd assume it's in all of em'.


Correction: The last 6 digits (#12-#17 are the production sequence number. All you have is a coincidence! ;)

But just for fun, a SWEET VIN breakdown of all GM vehicles 1972-Present can be found here: http://service.gm.com/dealerworld/vincards/


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Re: I'm Completely Lost With These Paint Codes...

Postby scd88ga » Thu May 31, 2012 4:04 am

Lockerz wrote:So i'm thinking of buying some touch up paint for my black 91' Beretta but there are 3 different black paint codes to choose from:

1) WA8555
2) 8555
or...
3) 41

Is there some kind of sticker on my car that has my specific code? I'm lost.


Your paint code is WA8555 or 41U (RPO version). If you follow what heavywoody said and look at the sticker, the color will be listed on there as 41U along with a few dozen other RPO codes.

Here's an example of the sticker, (from my own car).
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The Plot Thickens...

Postby Lockerz » Thu May 31, 2012 11:51 am

Well, I found it but this is not my VIN. I don't even think this was part of a Beretta at any time since it starts 1G2 and if it were a Beretta it would start 1G1, unless I am mistaken. So, is there anywhere else it might be?
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Re: I'm Completely Lost With These Paint Codes...

Postby heavywoody » Thu May 31, 2012 3:36 pm

That's definitely not your car; that's an N body (4th character over). Grand Am/Achieva/Skylark/Malibu/Alero.


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Re: I'm Completely Lost With These Paint Codes...

Postby heavywoody » Thu May 31, 2012 3:38 pm

2.2H8TA wrote:http://www.beretta.net/?page_id=90


Scroll down to your year and you'll see:

Black Clearcoat 41/WA8555


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Re: I'm Completely Lost With These Paint Codes...

Postby scd88ga » Thu May 31, 2012 5:13 pm

Lockerz wrote:Well, I found it but this is not my VIN. I don't even think this was part of a Beretta at any time since it starts 1G2 and if it were a Beretta it would start 1G1, unless I am mistaken. So, is there anywhere else it might be?


Ha, figures, lol. Lots of people (including myself) have replaced the spare tire cover in the trunk, because they tend to warp badly if they ever get wet. I replaced mine with an un-warped one that wasn't moldy, which is the reason that my RPO sticker is cut out in my pic above. You don't have to keep looking, I told you what your paint code was in my last post. ;)


heavywoody wrote:
2.2H8TA wrote:http://www.beretta.net/?page_id=90


Scroll down to your year and you'll see:

Black Clearcoat 41/WA8555


I said that already. lol ;)


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Re: I'm Completely Lost With These Paint Codes...

Postby heavywoody » Thu May 31, 2012 6:23 pm

Details, details! :D


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Re: I'm Completely Lost With These Paint Codes...

Postby Lockerz » Thu May 31, 2012 9:42 pm

Okay, thank you everyone. :B


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