Because the paint code for a vehicle’s exterior, interior or trim colours aren’t always readily available, PPG created ‘Paint It’.
The following is a reprint of the article in the latest issue of the National Collision Repairer magazine, with a revised URL.
Using a simple link to the very cool ‘Paint It’ platform, PPG is giving you the opportunity to instantly turn your smart phone or other mobile device into a powerful colour tool connected directly to a vast database of information. Best of all, it doesn’t matter where you are, and no special software or subscription is required! Designed to offer an interactive approach to colour identification and selection, Paint It is not an ‘app’ – it’s a web-based colour tool.
It’s packed with easy to use search features and functionalities to conveniently find colours used on imported vehicles starting with model year 2008. Searches can be conducted via geographical region (Asia Pacific, North America and Europe,) and further narrowed down by selecting manufacturer, specific model, the model year and colour family, as well as whether it’s solid, metallic, and so on. The ‘Usage’ option refines the search when looking for a specific roof, under-bonnet, trim or wheel colour, rather than the main exterior colour.
Search results are displayed in very handy on-screen digital colour representation ‘squares’. These colour squares get larger as the search criteria is narrowed which helps to identify the target colour. It’s also possible to show just one colour group. For example, six different reds available on a particular model can be displayed next to each other to make subtle differences more obvious. Clicking on each colour square links to the colour name, the manufacturers code and other useful information. It’s fun, it’s free and it’s informative so just Paint It!
Accessing Paint It is as simple as navigating your smart phone, tablet, laptop or even desktop computer to http://www.ppgpaintit.com/.