How to Find Paint Codes in Your Pontiac

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Matt Terzi
Updated on Apr 15, 2022 · 4 min read
Pontiac paint codes are found on the car’s service parts identification sticker, which is either a white or silver sticker located somewhere in the car. They’re usually found in the glove box, in the spare tire cover, or under the trunk lid, but they vary from model to model and year to year.
Pontiac sadly went out of business in 2010, leaving in its wake an assortment of beautiful antiques, muscle classics, and aging but reliable used cars. And if you find yourself wanting to touch up your car’s paint job, you’ll need to find the
Pontiac
paint codes associated with it.
Finding paint codes can be as simple as pulling them off of a tag in your Pontiac, or as challenging as scouring the web and doing your best to match up the colors visually. Either way, this guide from the
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Where can I find my Pontiac’s paint code?

Pontiacs show their paint codes on service parts identification stickers. For most Pontiacs, this will be a white sticker, though some late model Pontiacs had silver stickers instead. 
If you’ve had this car for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve already seen the service parts identification sticker before and know where it’s located. Otherwise, you’ll need a little help finding it. But hey, that’s what we’re here for! 
They’re usually found in one of these locations:
  • Inside the glove box (Bonneville, G3, G6, Montana, Montana SV6, Solstice, Sunfire, Torrent, Vibe, Wave
  • Spare tire cover (6000, Bonneville, G8, Grand Am, Grand Prix, GTO, Lemans, Sunbird, Sunfire
  • Inside the tire jack cover (Montana, Montana SV6, Trans Sport)
  • Inside one of the wheel wells (G8, GTO)
  • Left rear storage compartment (Montana, Montana SV6, Trans Sport)
  • Trunk floor (usually underneath the carpet) (G5, Pursuit)
  • Driver’s side door jamb (Firebird)
  • Left rear access area, inside the door (Aztek)
Pontiac paint codes typically start with “BC/CC U” or “WA”. In most cars, this will be a four-digit alphanumeric code, though some had two digits or as many as six. Two-tone models also had an “L” followed by a second paint code (“U” standing for “upper” and “L” standing for “lower”).
For instance, the “phantom metallic” Pontiac paint codes include 80, GIE, K025, 690F, and WA690F, depending on the year and model of the car.

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

Since some service parts identification stickers are in areas like wheel wells and are more prone to fading or getting damaged, you might have a more difficult time finding your Pontiac’s paint codes.
If this is the case, you might want to try
using this reference site
to identify your car’s color, and the paint code for it, visually.
Some paint retailers will ask you to give them your car’s VIN number. VIN numbers didn’t exist until the 1950s, but any car from 1954 and on will have one. VIN numbers weren’t standardized until 1981, but you’ll usually find a VIN in a Pontiac under the windshield on the driver’s side of the car, in the driver’s side door jamb, on the steering column, or on the firewall under the hood.

Where can I get paint for my Pontiac?

General Motors still produces OEM touch-up paint for Pontiacs from 1982 onward. You can use the locator feature on the
GM Genuine Parts website
to find an official retailer near you. 
Alternatively, you can visit any number of online retailers to find matching aftermarket paints.
Automotive Touch-Up
is a popular, trusted car paint retailer with useful tools to help you find the exact paint color you’re looking for.

Paint touch-up tips

Did you find the touch-up paint you need for your Pontiac? Great! Now you’re ready to start your DIY touch-up job. Here are some expert tips to help you do this correctly and more efficiently.
  • Fix smaller scratches with a paint pen or paint pack, which you’ll find at most auto parts stores or online.
  • Wash the car panel(s) you’ll be working on. Get it as spotless as you reasonably can
  • Remove rust from the panel using fine sandpaper. Wire brushes are great for this too
  • Apply your primer to bare metal and plastic areas, and let it dry overnight. The next day, sand it down gently so you have a nice even surface to work on
  • Apply several coats of paint to the areas you’re touching up, taking a 20-minute break between coats. After doing your last coast, let it dry overnight.
  • Apply your clear protective coat the same way as you did the paint, and let it dry overnight as well
  • In three days, buff the areas you painted and apply rubbing compound

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FAQs

Pontiac paint codes are located on the car’s service parts identification sticker, located somewhere in your car. You might find it in the glove box, under the carpet in the trunk, under the trunk lid, or elsewhere. It’ll start with “BB/CC U”.
Touching up paint by yourself is a fairly easy DIY car project anyone can do at home. Just find the paint that best matches your Pontiac using your Pontiac paint codes and you’re set. 
Painting the whole car, however, is a different story. To do that you’ll need specialized equipment in a controlled environment. You’re best off leaving that to professionals.

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