Nissan Paint Codes

You can find the paint code for your Nissan on the door jamb label on the driver’s side of your vehicle.
Written by Elizabeth Sandberg
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
The paint code for your Nissan is usually on the driver’s side door jamb label. If you can’t find it, you can also use your Nissan’s VIN to look up the paint code online or through the dealership.
It’s happened to most car owners at some time—something has chipped the paint in the door of your new Nissan. Taking it into the dealer or auto paint shop can be pricey, especially for a small ding. It’s possible to fill in the scratch yourself so no one will even notice. But how can you find a paint color that matches exactly?
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Where can I find my Nissan’s paint code?

Depending on your vehicle model, the paint code for your Nissan can be found on a label in
one of six places
—the most common locations are under the hood at either the center or the passenger side of the firewall, or on the driver’s side door or door pillar. 
The label has a barcode, and under that, you will see COLOR, with a combination of three letters and numbers underneath it. Some codes may contain a space followed by a fourth number, which can be ignored.
Once you know your paint code, use
this chart
to see the exact color of your Nissan.

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

If you have an older Nissan, your label may be worn or missing. You can use the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) to look up your paint code. The VIN is represented as a string of 17 numbers and letters. 
You can find your Nissan’s VIN in a number of ways:
  • Many cars have a sticker or plate that displays the VIN on the driver’s side. It can be viewed either on the dash by looking through the windshield, or on the door jamb when the door is open. Older cars may display the VIN sticker under the hood.
  • If your sticker is missing or you can’t read it, the VIN will be listed on your car title and registration.
Once you have the VIN, you can call a Nissan dealership with that information and they can tell you the paint code.

Where can I get paint for my Nissan?

With the paint code in hand, now you can order your paint! You have a couple of choices: either order through
Nissan’s website
or search for online or store locations that offer car paint touch-up options. Your paint code ensures you’ll get the correct paint no matter where you make your purchase.
If the area for repair is on the smaller side, you may be able to get away with buying a paint pen or small paint bottle instead of a full-size can. 

Paint touch-up tips

Now you have your paint, it’s time to make those chips and dings disappear! Here are some pointers to help you with your painting project:
  • Test the paint in an inconspicuous area of your car to ensure it is a good match. Once you’ve confirmed it’s a perfect match for your car’s paint color, it’s time to move ahead with the touchup. 
  • Using soap and water, wash the damaged area and dry with a clean lint-free cloth.
  • Remove any excess debris, such as wax or rust. For rust, use fine sandpaper or a wire brush to gently remove the rust, taking care not to damage any surrounding paint.
  • Apply primer to the area you want to paint and waitovernight for it to dry. Once it is dry, sand it gently to create a smooth, even surface.
  • Paint the area with matching paint and a fine-tipped paintbrush. Wait 20 minutes, then apply a second coat. Wait another 20 minutes and apply a third coat if needed. Let thefinal coat dry overnight.
  • The next day, apply a clear protective coat in the same way you applied the paint, waiting 20 minutes between applications.
  • Wait three days, then use a rubbing compound to buff the repair and make it gleam!

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Nissan maintains the codes for every color of vehicle they make. You can locate the paint code on your car’s label (usually on the driver’s side door jamb or under the hood), by looking it up online by model, or by using the VIN for your Nissan.
Yes, you can! Touch-ups are one of the easier DIY projects you can do on your car. You just need the paint code for the matching color for your car so you know the touch-up will be undetectable. If you need to repair a larger area, however, you may want to look for a reputable auto body repair shop to do the job.
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