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original paint colour?

Postby Ryan » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:12 am

how do i find the original colour i only have the vin to go by... :doh:

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Re: original paint colour?

Postby ___Scott___ » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:22 pm

It's my understanding that the color is not encoded in the VIN. This link supports that understanding:
http://partsblog.olathetoyota.com/4585/ ... oyota-vin/

You can narrow down the color code options with the color selection tool here:
http://www.automotivetouchup.com/
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Re: original paint colour?

Postby Ryan » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:57 pm

I emailed toyota.ca and they answered ... It was a huge suprise lol I was doing quarter work and I found 2 different shades of red, in the engine bay it's black (I thought spray bomb) then trunk wing has black patches, and gas filler internals ar black. So I was confused to say the least!

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Re: original paint colour?

Postby Mr Alltrac » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:41 pm

So what color did it end up being?
You could of lifted up a section of carpet or the bottom of the back seats to see what color the cabin is.
I think the red colors were super red and medium red pearl. I think there's 2 black colors as well. Black and khaki black metallic (which looks brownish in the sun)
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Re: original paint colour?

Postby Ryan » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:36 pm

lol sorry bout that, its a black car. im probably going to keep it red for the time being as it doesn't really need a paint job yet.

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