preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) SuperDork
8/27/22 12:50 p.m.

I just did some repairs on my 20yo Tacoma and want to try to match the paint the best I can. NAPA can mix a custom spray can of the color, but I cannot find where the paint code is.

I checked the door jam, the glove box, and under the hood. Nada.

2003 Tacoma, kind of a tan gold...

dxman92
dxman92 Dork
8/27/22 1:05 p.m.

Get the vin and call the parts dept at a Toyota dealer. They should be able to help you hopefully. 

I manage an auto body supply and paint store and have access to software to find paint codes and colors. I can look first thing Monday morning when I'm back at the shop.

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) SuperDork
8/27/22 1:15 p.m.

In reply to dxman92 :

Thank you.

Every time you post I read it as DMXman92. Sorry.

You all got to get up in here, up in here...

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 PowerDork
8/27/22 1:21 p.m.

In reply to preach (dudeist priest) :

Give me the vin. 

im your guy. 
 

Or... check the vin tag in the drivers door jam. 

Bottom left corner c/tr:  color/trim. In this case the paint code is 3R3. 

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) SuperDork
8/27/22 1:26 p.m.

In reply to barefootcyborg5000 :

Edit: Hell yeah!

4P7/FB45

I assume my color is 4P7?

EDIT2: my sticker was a tad different but now decipherable. 

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 PowerDork
8/27/22 1:35 p.m.

In reply to preach (dudeist priest) :

4P7. Mystic Gold Metallic. 
 

I don't know who comes up with these names, but I bet they make a lot more than I do. 

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) SuperDork
8/27/22 1:40 p.m.

So much thanks.

Seeing it now I don't know how I missed it.

FWIW: Taco is a 176k mile (8800 miles a year!) 4cyl 5spd, replaced frame, 3" level kit, SS magnaflow cat back, roll-n-lock bed cover. The thing is the best. Barely broken in. I had an '83 "Pickup" 22re 5spd that went to 346k miles before it rusted away. I try to do things right when I repair this truck.

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 PowerDork
8/27/22 1:45 p.m.

In reply to preach (dudeist priest) :

Sounds like a great truck. Don't sell it, you won't be able to replace it. It'll last forever though, so you won't have to. 

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) SuperDork
8/27/22 1:48 p.m.

In reply to barefootcyborg5000 :

I agree, but I need a tow rig. Someone will get a sweet Taco one day though.

Replacement dream is a Jeep J20 with a 12v Cummins. It's nice to dream so probably an aluminum f-150.

1SlowVW
1SlowVW HalfDork
8/27/22 2:37 p.m.

Just a word of caution, adjust your expectations as far as a match goes. That's going to be a really hard colour to match since it's high metallic and light and probably faded. It always tell a customer on a colour like that that I'll get you close but it won't be exact. 
 

I used to mix a lot of colour matches spray bombs in a former life. 

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) SuperDork
8/27/22 2:52 p.m.

In reply to 1SlowVW :

Haha, yeah. I just want as close as possible I guess. The dang thing is 2 decades old complete with dents, scratches, and busted clearcoat.

Currentlt "sealed" with weld through black primer...

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