How to Find Your Jeep Paint Code: Step by Step Video

Step 1

Select your Jeep model

Generic Model
Grand Cherokee
All Models

Step 2

Select your Jeep year.

Step 3

Select your Jeep paint code.

How to find the right paint color for my Jeep

We have the paint codes and colors for all Jeep models, including the Wrangler, Compass, and Renegade. The paint code is located on the same tag as the VIN, and our list below includes the most common spots you’ll find the Jeep tag, but it may vary depending on the model and year. Look on:

Jeep Paint Code Location
  • The driver’s side door jamb – most modern Jeeps have it here
  • The firewall – usually in the middle but check on the sides
  • he core support under the hood

For older models, you may also want to check on the front radiator and under the driver’s seat. There is the chance that you can’t find the paint code in any of the locations above, in this case, call our team at 971-770-2372. Our phone hours are from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm PST. Alternatively, you can send us an email anytime at

How to understand your car paint code

Jeep paint codes are simple. They are three-digits long, and the code may contain both letters and numbers. For older models, the code will likely be two digits in length. Importantly, the code may start with a “P,” but this is often interchangeable with another letter.

Jeep Paint Code Location

Example: PW1

PW1 Stone White is a popular Jeep color throughout the U.S. Another example is KAR/PAR Maximum Steel Metallic. As you can see, the first letter may change but represent the same color, and LAU Granite Crystal Metallic may also be PAU Granite Crystal Metallic (LAU/PAU).

The tag which you will find the paint code on will be either white, silver, or black. The code is typically located under the barcode and situated next to the “PAINT” header.

More about Jeep

The first Jeep was created in response to the second World War to aid the U.S army and delivered on November 11, 1940. Unbelievably, a Jeep received a Purple Heart in recognition for its services in Bougainville during the war.

Models like the Grand Cherokee and Renegade are well known for their grills, but in fact, when Ford manufactured Jeeps, they trademarked the nine slot grill, so Jeep had to create a new design when they separated and landed on a seven slot grill which has become an iconic design. If you are looking to save some money on insurance, the Wrangler may be your best bet as it’s one of the least expensive vehicles to insure.

Jeep has an interesting naming convention for some of their colors, with colors like PFM Gecko and MSQ/PSQ Rhino being named after animals. But it is GW7/PW7/W12 Bright White that remains popular among Jeep owners.

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