Mercury Paint Codes

The paint code for your Mercury will be located on the driver’s side door jamb.
Written by Patrick Price
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
The paint codes for a Mercury are typically located on a label on the driver’s side door jamb. If for any reason the label isn’t there, check the car’s VIN. You can use this ID number to look up the appropriate paint codes online or by calling a dealer.
Dents, dings, and scratches are an unfortunate part of being a car owner. If you’d like to cover them up but don’t want to pay for an entire new paint job, you can do the touch-up yourself as long as you have your vehicle’s
paint code
Mercury paint codes are two-digit codes consisting of numbers and/or letters. They tell you the exact shade of color you’ll need to match your car. If the concept of paint codes is new to you, don’t worry—
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Where can I find my Mercury’s paint code?

Open your
driver’s side door
and look for the
on the door jab. It will look a bit different depending on the model and year of your Mercury, but there should always be a barcode visible near the bottom of the label. Below that barcode, you should see either the words “
” or just “
Above or beside the abbreviations will be a
two-digit code
comprising numbers and/or letters. These two characters are your Mercury’s
paint code
Once you have the code, you can reference
this chart
to find the exact corresponding color.

What if there’s no paint code on the car’s label?

The code should be on the label. But if for some reason it’s not (or if the label has been removed), you’ll be able to use the car’s
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
to look up the paint code. 
Cars manufactured after 1980 all have a 17-digit long VIN identifying the particular attributes of your car. Here’s where you can find your
Mercury VIN
  • The VIN for a Mercury will be located on top of the dashboard on the driver’s side, along the
    inside base of the windshield
    . It will be stamped or engraved on a tag (usually made of plastic or aluminum). 
  • If the tag is missing or too worn to read, check your Mercury’s
    title and registration
    . The VIN should be listed there as well. 
Once you have the VIN, you can use it to
locate the car’s color codes online
. Or, if you prefer, you can
call the dealership
where it was purchased. 
Since Mercury was discontinued in 2011, you might not remember which dealership sold you the car. If this is the case, you can
call Ford Motor Company
at 1(800)-392-3673 to acquire the code. 

Where can I get paint for my Mercury?

You can purchase paint for your Mercury from
Automotive Touch-up
or directly from
Ford’s website
, among other places. If you have the paint code, you’ll be able to request the precise color you need from most retailers.

How to perform a paint touch-up

So you’ve discovered your Mercury’s paint code and used it to purchase just the right shade. Now it’s time to restore your Mercury to its former glory! 
As you get ready to do your touch-ups, make sure you understand the process: 
  • Thoroughly
    the area that you’re going to paint beforehand. Use soap and water.
  • You’ll need to
    fix rust spots on your car
    before painting it since
    paint cannot adhere to rust
  • Then, just like with painting a house, you’ll want to
    apply primer
    and let it dry before you apply the color coat. 
  • Paint
    the area that is damaged. You should apply
    three to four
    coats of paint to ensure the best results. Remember to give one coat adequate time to dry (about 20 mins) before applying the next.
  • Once you’ve got the last coat on, it’s a good idea to seal it with a few
    clear protective coats
    over the top. 
  • Let the new paint sit for about
    three days
    . Then buff and
    wax the car
    where you applied the new paint. 

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Take a moment to stand back and admire your handiwork. It’s amazing the difference a bit of paint can make! 
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