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Paint Code

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Where is the paint code located on my 1995 850 N/A :?:
1995 850 N/A, Auto W/1999 V70 engine.
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Re: Paint Code

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It should be stamped on a plate inside of drivers side fender,under the hood,between air filter housing and battery area.

I had a picture somewhere,but i can't find it,sorry.
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Re: Paint Code

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These are the things that are on my car.
Sides from the Vin since I know what that is.
can anyone identify these?

854 T 1. 268799

under where it says Made In Sweden *in this order*
30
3980
019-23
EEXAAMS

What doe those mean?
I know the 854 means 850 sedan, that does the T 1 mean and the rest.

BTW theres a photo
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Re: Paint Code

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Yeah,that's what i talked about.There somewhere,under Made in Sweden, is a code for paint.

I bet it's 019-23.
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Re: Paint Code

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misha wrote:Yeah,that's what i talked about.There somewhere,under Made in Sweden, is a code for paint.

I bet it's 019-23.
Haha well if thats it then 019-23 is black. lol.
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Re: Paint Code

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Some quick googling found this!!!

The paint colour code identifies the original paint color of the body. The code is found on the vehicle identification plate usually located under the bonnet. The same colour code was used on different Volvo models. For example the dark blue code 96 was used on the Volvo 120 and 140 Series. Of course both are exactly the same colour. Also note that particular colour codes may have more than one colour name for marketing purposes.

Some cars will have -1, -2 or -3 in the paint code, such as 100-1. The -1, -2, -3 refer to a different shade of the colour. -1 being a lighter shade and -3 being a darker shade.

Volvo originally used a 140° Enamel paint, mostly Glasurit or Herberts.

For the repair-market there was an 80° Enamel air-drying paint available.

Volvo's paint codes were changed from December 1988. Both solvent and water based paints are now used on cars. In order to easily identity extra digits have been introduced which indicate if the paint is solvent or water based or has another quality

Exmple: 850 has the paint code 189-21. The first three digits (189 in this case) is for Volvo's colour code 189 Polar White

The fourth digit stands for:
1 = BASF (Glasurit)
2 = Herberts (STANDOX)
3 = Beckers
4 = IDAC/Dupont
5 = Sikkens
6, 7, and 9 = not used
8 = IVI

The fifth digit stands for:
1 = solvent based
2 = water based Metallic/Pearl + Varnish
3 = water based Solid + Varnish
4 = solvent based Solid + Varnish
5 = solvent based Pearl shine + Varnish*
6 = water based Solid/Metallic/Pearl + 2 component Varnish
7 = water based Solid/Metallic/Pearl + powder Varnish
8, 9 = not used

*Because of the transparent pearl coat this concept includes a solid colour which is applied under the pearl coat


Code Colour Models Used On
19 Black - (Same as 019?) PV444/544. Amazon 1962-67. 1800 1964 1967-69
20 Pearl grey
21 Metallic red/Wine red
31 Midnight blue
33 Riviera blue
42 California white/Cascade White/Ivory Amazon 1962. 1800 1969-73. 140
43 Red + Grey beige
44 Grey beige
45 Midnight blue + Grey beige
46 Red Amazon 1962-70. 1800 1963-73. 140.PV544
48 Golden beige
49 Black + Grey beige
50 Grey beige + Black
51 Grey beige + Red
54 Grey beige + Midnight blue
56 Olive green
61 Green/Serpenta
62 Taxi yellow
63 Signal yellow/Kinaro
64 Hayanna brown
65 Grey beige Amazon 1962
66 White/Ivory
67 Slate blue Amazon 1962.PV544
68 Olive green
69 White 1800 1961-62
70 Red 1800 1961-62
71 Dark gray 1800 1961-62
72 Fawn/Fawn brown Amazon 1962.PV544
73 Mist green Amazon 1962.PV544
74 Orange
79 Pearl white Amazon 1963-70. 1800 1963-68
80 Graphite gray Amazon 1963-66. 1800 1963-66
84 Desert sand/Golden yellow Amazon 1963-65
85 Blue-green Amazon 1964
89 Light blue/Horizon blue Amazon 1965-66. 1800 1965-66
90 Dark blue Amazon 1965-66
91 Light green Amazon 1966-67. 1800 1966-68
94 Dark green Amazon 1967-70. 1800 1967-71
95 Light blue Amazon 1967-68. 1800 1967-68
96 Pacific blue Amazon 1967-70. 140
97 Yellow Amazon 1968-69. 1800 1969
98 Grey/Pearl gray Amazon 1969-70. 1800 1968-69
99 Medium blue 1800 1969-70
019 Black Stone 340.360.240.260.740.760.960.850.C70.S80.S60.V70.S70.XC70.XC90.V50
096 Dark Blue 240.760
100 Yellow/Safari yellow 1800 1970-71
101 Grey
102 Blue metallic/Steel blue metallic Amazon 123GT 1967. 1800 1970-71
103 Burgundy/Maroon/Wine red
104 Turquoise/Blue metallic 1800 1971
105 Gold Metallic 1800 1971-72. 140
107 Sun yellow 1800 1972-73. 140
108 Sapphire blue 1800 1972-73. 140
109 Ocean blue/Ocean green 140
110 Cypress green 1800 1972-73. 140
111 Alpine blue metallic/Light blue metallic 1800 1972-73. 140
112 Taxi-rail 1016
113-1 Orange 1800 1973. 140
113-2 Orange 140
114 Dark blue 140
115-1 Sea green 1800 1973. 140
116-1 Yellow 140
117-1 Caribbean red/Dark red 140
118 Light green
119 Sahara beige/Beige metallic
120 Andes copper metallic/orange metallic
121 Aleutian blue/Medium blue
122 Mojave beige/Beige
123 Shenandoah green/Medium green
124 Volvo blue
125 Cimarron brown/Red brown/Brown
126 Champlain blue metallic/Dark blue metallic
127 Tahoe green metallic/Light green metallic
128 Carlsbad yellow/Mid yellow/Medium yellow
129 Cherokee red/Red
130 Silver metallic 240.260.740.760.940.960.850
132 Marine blue/Dark blue
133 Dark green
134 Glacier blue metallic 760
135 Coronado gold metallic
136 Kingsmire green metallic
137 Artesia beige/Mist gray
138 Castlewood brown/dark brown
139 Scotia blue/Mist blue/Light blue 345.240.260
140 Lexington green/Mist green
141 Richelieu red/Wine red 240.260
142 Vernon green/Deep green 240
143 Dark orange
144 Woodside tan metallic/Brown metallic
145 Light wheat
146 Cameo brown/Beige brown
147 Cypress green metallic/Light green metallic
148 Seneca red metallic/Wine red metallic
151 Onyx Metallic/Brown metallic/Black metallic 760.240
152 Light yellow 240
153 Red brown burgundy
154 Inferno red
155 Signal red 340.940
156 Signal Green/Racing green
166 White
168 Blue metallic
169 Green metallic
170 Lorna gold metallic
171 Orange rally
172 Beige/Rose beige 760.240
173 Red 240.260.760
175 Redwood metallic 240.260.760
177 Graphite metallic 240.260.760.960
178 Green metallic/Silver green metallic 240.260.760
182 Medium dark green
183 Blue grey metallic 360.340
184 Silver grey metallic 360.340.345
186 Dark red metallic 360.340
187 Anthracite metallic 360.340
189 White / Polar White 240.260.740.760.960.850.C70.S80.S60.S70.V70.XC70.XC90.S/V90
190 Yellow 240.760
192 Light blue 240.260
194 Blue metallic 240
195 Blue gray 340.345
196 Beige
197 Black metallic 760
198 Wine red 340.345
199 White 340.345.360
200 Blue metallic 240.260.760
201 Beige/Dark beige 240.260
202 Dark brown 240.260
204 Dark blue 240.260
205 Brown metallic 760.240.260
206 Dark beige 340
207 Dark blue 340
208 Dark green / Onyx metallic 360.340.345
209 Light beige metallic 360.340
210 Blue metallic
211 Red/Deep red/Bordeaux red 240.260.760
212 Grey 240.260
213 Mid blue 240.260.760
214 Dark grey metallic 240.740.760.850.940.960
215 Blue 240.260.760
216 Beige 345
217 Red 345.360.340
218 Arctic blue metallic 360.345.480
219 Ocean blue metallic/Blue gray metallic 360.340
220 Gold metallic 360.345
221 Red metallic 360.345.340
222 Dark green
226 Light green 340
227 Slate blue 340.360
228 Dark gray 340.360
229 Dark red
230 Dark blue
231 Bright red 340.360
232 Scarab/Petrol blue 340.360
233 Tico blue
234 Super white 480
235 Red 480
237 Indigo Blue S40.V40
238 Wine red S40.V40
239 White satin S40.V40
240 Forest Green S40.V40
241 Flame red S40.V40
243 Dark Blue S40.V40
249 White S40.V40
250 Red S40.V40
302 Light green metallic 340.360
303 Pearl silver metallic
304 Graphite gray metallic 360.340
305 Black metallic 360.340. 480
306 Smoke silver metallic 360.340
307 Light blue metallic
308 Beige metallic 340.360
309 Aubergine metallic
310 Beige Metallic
311 Lavender metallic
312 Peppermint metallic 340.360
313 Champagne gold metallic 340.360
314 Peacock green metallic 480
315 Hortensia metallic
316 Taupe brown mica
317 Piu blue metallic
318 Paris blue metallic 480
319 Steel gray metallic 440.460.S40.V40.480
321 Dark green metallic 480
322 Red / Burgundy pearl metallic S40.V40
323 Storm grey metallic 440/460ES from Jan 1996
324 Silver Dawn metallic S40.V40
325 Pacific Blue metallic S40.V40
326 Olive Green metallic S40.V40. 440/460ES
327 Violet metallic S40.V40. 440/460ES from Jan 1996
329 Pure Silver metallic S40.V40
332 Black metallic S40.V40
343 Atlantic Blue metallic S40.V40
346 Black Sapphire metallic S40.V40
347 Titanium Gery metallic S40.V40
348 Bamboo Green metallic S40.V40
350 Peacock green metallic + Smoke silver metallic
351 Maya Gold metallic S40.V40
352 Silver Green metallic S40.V40
353 Cherry Red metallic S40.V40
354 Virtual Blue metallic S40.V40
400 Beige metallic/Gold metallic 240.740.760.960
401 Light brown
402 Blue green metallic 240.760
403 Silver green metallic 240.760
404 Light blue metallic 240.760
405 Silver metallic S90.V90
406 Dark blue 240.740.760.960.850
407 Blue pearl
408 Red pearl
409 Wine red 240.740.760.960
410 Light blue metallic 240.760
411 Light taupe/Beige/Gold metallic 850.960
412 Verdigris / Tropic Green metallic 240.740.940.960.850.V70.S70.S80
414 Ruby red 960.850
415 Fjord blue 850
416 Light teal / Onyx Green metallic 850.960
417 Pacific /Nautic / Dark blue pearl 960.940.850.C70.S80.S60.S70.V70.XC70.XC90
418 Pearl red/Regent red metallic 850
419 Pewster silver / Silver sand metallic 850
420 Amethyst /Aubergine pearl metallic 850
421 Emerald green metallic / Dark Olive pearl 850.V70.S70.C70.S80.S90.V90
422 Turquoise pearl 850.V70.S70.C70
423 Autumn Gold Pearl metallic 850
425 Champagne metallic 850.C70
426 Mystic silver metallic 850.C70.S80.S60.S70.V70.XC70.XC90.V50
427 Graphite gray metallic 850.V70.S70.C70.S80.S60
428 Coral Red metallic 850.V70.S70.C70.S80
430 Sandstone Pearl
431 Aqua blue metallic 850.V70.S70
433 Blackberry metallic
435 Saffron metallic / pearl V70.S70.C70
436 Cassis metallic C70.S80
437 Sandstone metallic V70.S70.C70
440 Limestone pearl C70
442 Java pearl S80
443 Moondust metallic C70.S80.V70.S80.S70
444 Polarctic pearl S80.S60.V70.XC70
445 Venetian Red pearl V70.S60
446 Ash Gold pearl C70.S80.S60.V70.XC70.XC90
447 Scarab Green pearl C70.S80.S60.V70.XC70.XC90
449 Mistral Green metallic S80.S60.V70.XC70.V50
450 Cosmos Blue metallic S80.S60.V70
451 Maya Yellow pearl C70.S60
452 Black Sapphire metallic C70.S80.S60.V70.XC70.XC90.V50
454 Ruby Red pearl C70.S80.S60.V70.XC70.XC90.V50
455 Titanium Grey pearl C70.S80.S60.V70.V50
456 Crystal Green pearl XC90
459 Dawn Blue peral V50
462 Flint Grey metallic V50
463 Blackcurrant pearl V50
464 Safari Green pearl V50
485 Ocean Blue V70 XC Oceanrace Limited Edition
526 Light yellow/Kinaro
527 Green
528 Light blue
600 White 760
601 Classic / Signal Red 240.740.760.960.850.V70.S70.C70.S60
602 Wine red 240.760
603 Ivory 240.760
604 Midnight blue 240.740.760.940.960.850.S80.S60.V70.S70
605 Atlantic blue 240.740.760.940
606 Classic green 850
607 Cream Yellow 850 T5-R
609 Bright Red 850
612 Passion Red C70.S60.V70.V50
613 Deep Blue V50
614 Ice White V50
616 Dark Lilac V50
930 850
931 850
932 850

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Re: Paint Code

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This doesn;'t have anything to do with paint but both of my 850's say Made in Belgium. Were they made in both countries.

Don't mean to hijack the thread.
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Re: Paint Code

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turbotim2 wrote:This doesn;'t have anything to do with paint but both of my 850's say Made in Belgium. Were they made in both countries.

Don't mean to hijack the thread.
Lol, companies outsource work all the time. Go to mexico and count how many car companies have plants there pumping out cars. then come back and tell me how many say made in america. lol.
Chances are they had a plant in Belgium and that's where your car came from. I cant tell you the significance of this, but im sure someone else can.
hijack away, I seem to do it all the time without realizing it.
If you want to make it about paint... What color are they?
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My intention was not to start a debate on where cars are made but to satisfy my own curiosity about where the 850's were made.

417 - Nautic Blue
421 - Emerald Green Metallic
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1996 850 GLT Wagon in Green (gone)
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Re: Paint Code

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Thanks Rodd Themodd that is what I am looking for. I'll check my color code today so that I can have my hood and front bumper repainted. Kent.
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