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EverettB Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:11 am

This thread should contain information on paint mixing or color codes for modern paint that will match VW paint codes.

Glasurit formulas:

PPG codes in the Technical area of the site:
(Links to Bus page but has links to other Types)

L466 Silver Beige

L 249 Dove Gray (Bus Hubcaps)

Online paint chips:

slow36hp Mon May 28, 2007 7:46 pm

another link with codes and further links

touch up paints aerosals and paint pens

M_Fish Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:45 pm

One more brand to throw out there is Sikkens. Very popular in Europe. I worked at a shop in Northern California where we used it exclusively. They have high quality products, and paint matching online.

DragonSnake Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:18 am

I just recently posted a link to an og color code book.

fastfred Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:32 am

can anyone give me the technical details of the L74X cargo room paint as used in -68model commercial vehicles or "panel vans", or the L274 leight beige ??? THX in advance... talking about vw colors "L74X" or "L274" makes my painter get grey hair. thx in advance. cya ffred.

davebuckholts Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:40 am

Found this site that has the codes/paint chip catalogs and you can order directly from the site.

dieseltdi Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:51 pm

Anyone know the paint code for the bug engine cooling tin? Or is it just semigloss black? THX

AZVDUB58 Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:25 pm

Bordeaux Red L51 - PPG Mixing Code

I need your help, my painter cannot find a PPG Mixing code/formula for L51 Bordeaux Red.

Any help would be appreciated.


65Micro Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:08 am

i tried a second attempt at a scan, making an attempt at dupont chromabase, instead of PPG this time. after an initial scan, and a sample mix, without the clearcoat on it, it looks right on, or at least a 99% dead match in my opinion. i only purchased a pint for the time being to two tone the wheels, body will be at a later date. i did keep a second copy of the mixing formulas, for future mixing needs. they only keep that on file for about a month, and then who knows if it will scan back correctly the next time. if anyone wants the formula, let me know, i will post it.
thanks for your help guys!!

spotfreerynse Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:53 pm


Antonio Pellegrino Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:21 am

Does anyone knows the mixing Formula of colour L 428 Graphite Silver?
Antonio Pellegrino

AlteWagen Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:02 pm

i have it listed as graphite silver poly
L428 Ditzler Code 31900

AlteWagen Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:10 pm

AZVDUB58 wrote: Bordeaux Red L51 - PPG Mixing Code

I need your help, my painter cannot find a PPG Mixing code/formula for L51 Bordeaux Red.

Any help would be appreciated.


I cannot seem to find the code for Swamp green which is listed for wheel color on my 60. what is L51 for, body or rims?

pupjoint Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:53 am

L360 Sea Blue. Anybody tried mixing this before?

geros Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:27 pm

can anyone suggest a paint for westfalia pop tops?

babysnakes Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:08 pm

Paint for poptop? I would use gelcoat. Though I am only a novice painter. I have redone a couple of small boats. I figure saltwater and sun is more harsh than the road and sun. It's easy also.

57 eurooval Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:43 am

My car is like a green met. but I can't locate any number on the car and found out there's green diamond and almond green both listed for 1957.. my car is a standard coupe with semiphores , left drive, km speedo, and basically original and if I ever paint it I would like to do it in the original color.... Thanks

Soul Built Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:10 am

Anyone happen to know the modern PPG color code for L240 Agave Green?

Thanks in advance

booyak Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:27 pm

does anyone know of a good match for the primer color for the interior of a 59 panel? Thx

boxofrox2 Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:21 pm

Was wondering if L99D is available.

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