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I have a golf 1 1983 gls and i want to know whats the colour code or name. It says that there should be a stick somewhere in by the spare wheel but it probably peeled off. Is there anyway i can see what the colour code is?

I also found a plate on the inside of my fender with a bunch of letter and numbers. Any idea whats it for?ImageImage
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There was a way to get the info off these... Need to see if I can find the web page again.
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EX-DOHCTOR wrote:There was a way to get the info off these... Need to see if I can find the web page again.
Thank you for always helping out. I wouldn't even know what to look for as i dont know what the plate is called
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If I had to guess this might be Mexico Beige - LF1M, but could also be Helios Gold

This might help but you would need to google some of the paint codes
https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.ph ... aint-codes

For some reason they like to make the gold colors different shades with names like Wheat Beige and Storm Beige - but they are differing shades of Gold really.
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Could also be Sand - LA1V
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EX-DOHCTOR wrote:Could also be Sand - LA1V
I saw the LA1V code which looks very similiar to mine. But its hard to tell from just a photo. Thanks for the link
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Kyle28rsa wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:32 pm Good day

I have a golf 1 1983 gls and i want to know whats the colour code or name. It says that there should be a stick somewhere in by the spare wheel but it probably peeled off. Is there anyway i can see what the colour code is?

I also found a plate on the inside of my fender with a bunch of letter and numbers. Any idea whats it for?ImageImage
Kyle

From what i see its like that 174n number should be the paint code , but i find nothing and it seems all paint codes start with a letter not a number

Is there no other vin plate somewhere ?

Then i found this

https://touchupdirect.com/touch-up-pain ... -year=1983

Looks like it could be

Mojave beige

or

Burnished gold metalic

Does your colour have a matelic finish or a pastel ( Normal Finish )?


Can VW SA not identify?

Cheers
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174N is the MK1 series identifier in the VIN. My MK1 2 doors VIN starts 172A for example.

There should be another plate either on the slam tray or in the boot with other details such as paintcode, interior and exterior trim codes aswell.
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EX-DOHCTOR wrote:174N is the MK1 series identifier in the VIN. My MK1 2 doors VIN starts 172A for example.

There should be another plate either on the slam tray or in the boot with other details such as paintcode, interior and exterior trim codes aswell.
I only have 2 plates. The one in this discusion and another on the slam try for weight distribution. I read somewhere that the one for the colour code is in the boot by the spare tyre, but it is s plastic sticker which can ofcause fall off. Which mine probably did
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Rourke wrote:
Kyle28rsa wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:32 pm Good day

I have a golf 1 1983 gls and i want to know whats the colour code or name. It says that there should be a stick somewhere in by the spare wheel but it probably peeled off. Is there anyway i can see what the colour code is?

I also found a plate on the inside of my fender with a bunch of letter and numbers. Any idea whats it for?ImageImage
Kyle

From what i see its like that 174n number should be the paint code , but i find nothing and it seems all paint codes start with a letter not a number

Is there no other vin plate somewhere ?

Then i found this

https://touchupdirect.com/touch-up-pain ... -year=1983

Looks like it could be

Mojave beige

or

Burnished gold metalic

Does your colour have a matelic finish or a pastel ( Normal Finish )?


Can VW SA not identify?

Cheers
As what i can see that the mojave beige looks very very close to the cars colour. The other paint code Identifier is just a sticker in the spare wheel compartment, which probably fell off somewhere in the early 90's Image.

The paint is more pastel (base and clear coat)

Is there a way to contact vwsa directly to find out. As i cant get any details from my vin number online, as mine uses the old 10 digit system
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Yeah, it is usually in the boot on inside the door jam on the drivers side I think.

I can't confirm the exact locations as my MK1 was resprayed about 6/7 times in its lifetime so there are no badges or stickers except for the reproductions I've had made.

Maybe start a rides thread and add a link to the MK1 Build Register: http://www.vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic ... 1&t=192835
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1971 - Mitsubishi Colt 1100F - https://www.vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopi ... 1&t=220503
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Kyle28rsa wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:18 am
Rourke wrote:
Kyle28rsa wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:32 pm Good day

I have a golf 1 1983 gls and i want to know whats the colour code or name. It says that there should be a stick somewhere in by the spare wheel but it probably peeled off. Is there anyway i can see what the colour code is?

I also found a plate on the inside of my fender with a bunch of letter and numbers. Any idea whats it for?ImageImage
Kyle

From what i see its like that 174n number should be the paint code , but i find nothing and it seems all paint codes start with a letter not a number

Is there no other vin plate somewhere ?

Then i found this

https://touchupdirect.com/touch-up-pain ... -year=1983




Yeah try vw sa it cant hurt using the vin number

maybe they have the record

Other option is paint shop mixing . take a panel and try and match it ( Difficult in metalic and pearl, but normal base coat should be easy).

Worth a try and respray the whole car

Please let us know wat route u took

good luck


Looks like it could be

Mojave beige

or

Burnished gold metalic

Does your colour have a matelic finish or a pastel ( Normal Finish )?


Can VW SA not identify?

Cheers
As what i can see that the mojave beige looks very very close to the cars colour. The other paint code Identifier is just a sticker in the spare wheel compartment, which probably fell off somewhere in the early 90's Image.

The paint is more pastel (base and clear coat)

Is there a way to contact vwsa directly to find out. As i cant get any details from my vin number online, as mine uses the old 10 digit system
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EX-DOHCTOR wrote:Yeah, it is usually in the boot on inside the door jam on the drivers side I think.

I can't confirm the exact locations as my MK1 was resprayed about 6/7 times in its lifetime so there are no badges or stickers except for the reproductions I've had made.

Maybe start a rides thread and add a link to the MK1 Build Register: http://www.vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic ... 1&t=192835
Ill play around with the forum to find out on how exactlt to do that lol. But ill it a try
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Are you looking for paint to do some touchups?

I'm sure a panel beater should be able to get the correct color and code for you.
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EX-DOHCTOR wrote:Are you looking for paint to do some touchups?

I'm sure a panel beater should be able to get the correct color and code for you.
Im just abit paranoid when it comes to a spray painter getting the correct colour. Afraid that the shade might be abit darker or lighter. Thats why i want to find out the code before hand
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Always remember if that paint is still original, it would have faded quite a bit in the last 38 years, even if it was kept out of the sun and in a garage, so even if you do get the correct colour code and a painter mixes it, it will be a few shades darker than what is on the car now.

What decent painters do is mix up the colour code, and if it is darker than the OEM paint, they lighten the paint mix and vise versa if it is lighter.
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Jetta2 wrote:Always remember if that paint is still original, it would have faded quite a bit in the last 38 years, even if it was kept out of the sun and in a garage, so even if you do get the correct colour code and a painter mixes it, it will be a few shades darker than what is on the car now.

What decent painters do is mix up the colour code, and if it is darker than the OEM paint, they lighten the paint mix and vise versa if it is lighter.
That helps as i can state if i want it darker or lighter (closest to original)
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Jetta2 wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:51 pm Always remember if that paint is still original, it would have faded quite a bit in the last 38 years, even if it was kept out of the sun and in a garage, so even if you do get the correct colour code and a painter mixes it, it will be a few shades darker than what is on the car now.

What decent painters do is mix up the colour code, and if it is darker than the OEM paint, they lighten the paint mix and vise versa if it is lighter.
This, :iagree: absolutely.

And beware if a painter doesn't match things properly. After two or three partial repaints, your car can be a veritable patchwork quilt of metallic tones. My light-blue metallic Fox is one of those.
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VAG Fan wrote:
Jetta2 wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:51 pm Always remember if that paint is still original, it would have faded quite a bit in the last 38 years, even if it was kept out of the sun and in a garage, so even if you do get the correct colour code and a painter mixes it, it will be a few shades darker than what is on the car now.

What decent painters do is mix up the colour code, and if it is darker than the OEM paint, they lighten the paint mix and vise versa if it is lighter.
This, :iagree: absolutely.

And beware if a painter doesn't match things properly. After two or three partial repaints, your car can be a veritable patchwork quilt of metallic tones. My light-blue metallic Fox is one of those.
Im definitely going to be anal about how precise i want to work to be doneImage
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VAG Fan wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:52 am
Jetta2 wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:51 pm Always remember if that paint is still original, it would have faded quite a bit in the last 38 years, even if it was kept out of the sun and in a garage, so even if you do get the correct colour code and a painter mixes it, it will be a few shades darker than what is on the car now.

What decent painters do is mix up the colour code, and if it is darker than the OEM paint, they lighten the paint mix and vise versa if it is lighter.
This, :iagree: absolutely.

And beware if a painter doesn't match things properly. After two or three partial repaints, your car can be a veritable patchwork quilt of metallic tones. My light-blue metallic Fox is one of those.
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