Hey folks! I have a 95 YJ... light tan / champagne-colored exterior with spice interiors. I've got some rust I need to take care of and have been trying to hunt up a color match. Color code according to the sticker is PV1.
However, I went to my local auto / paint store and had some trouble... first they couldn't find it in the book, but when they looked it up in their auto paint database it came up as "light mynx" and the chip was a gray color that wasn't even close to the current paint job. Confirmed by using some sort of dupont color match camera rig they had which, though not accurate enough to produce a color from, should have confirmed the match -- and didn't. Anyway, I didn't buy it.
I did find this thread when searching wranglerforum: https://www.wranglerforum.com/f290/p...n-1050113.html
where paintscratch.com was mentioned. They don't seem to show a PV1 for 1995, but they do have a "HV1" which is the gray mynx color.
Similarly the OP here mentions that he had to resort to getting a local body shop to do the match: Anybody with a '95 YJ Wrangler Rio Grande? - JeepForum.com
I've seen this color listed on a couple other websites as "light pearlstone metallic" and it's hard to tell from the images but it does look closer to the actual paint. Is it worth taking a chance, or should I just go to a bodyshop? Are there some online paint store that are better than others for this sort of thing? i.e. automotivetouchup.com, scratchwizard, etc? And has anyone else had a similar problem with paint color codes that don't match the actual vehicle color?
I'm loathe to spend like $50+ ordering paint and not have it match the vehicle (and not be returnable either).
Thanks in advance!