The paint code identifies, for the year, make, and model of your Acura, what OEM paint formulation is used to match the color of your car.
The code will be easy to find in your Acura.
There is a label found on the inside of the driver side door. The label is the same for Honda and Acura models and may say Honda on it.
At the bottom of the sticker is a product bar and below that several numbers and/or letters. The middle set of numbers and letters is your paint code.
No. You need a paint company specializing in formulating OEM, or original paint colors, for Acura models and makes.
No one has auto paint sitting around for your 5-year old car. If they did it would probably not be good anymore.
That is why only a few providers exist with state of the art facilities to precisely generate the exact color of paint for your Acura.
Our highly recommended touch up paint supplier is MicroFinish AutomotiveTouchup. The company has OEM quality paint, the ability to exact match the original paint color of your car, and their efficient pricing.
Acura features the following models:
ILX - The lowest price Acura with a base price of about $27,000, it has the smalled engine at only 2 or 2.4 liters. It is also the only Acura available in manual transmission. Paint colors include Urban Titanium Metallic, Crimson Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Orchid White Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, and Fathom Blue Pearl.
TLX - The next step up from the ILX is the TLX, The car has a base price of about $31,000. It comes with a 2.4 or 3.5 six cylinder engine. In addition to front wheel drive there is also an all-wheel drive option. Paint colors include Black Bronze Pearl, Basque Red Pearl II, Acura Silver Metallic, Orchid White Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, and Obsidian Blue Pearl.
RLX - the most expensive Acura that is not a hybrid, the base price is $48,000. The RLX only comes in a front wheel drive model. Paint colors include Gilded Pewter Metallic, Pomegranate Pearl, Forged Silver Metallic, Orchid White Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, and Alabaster Silver Metallic.
RLX Sport Hybrid - The only hybrid sold by Acura, it adds about $10,000 to the RLX base price. It is also available with an all-wheel drive option. Paint colors include the same as for the regular RLX model.
RDX - The RDX moves away from the sedan look and has a back opening hatch. The starting price is about $35,000. Paint colors include Kona Coffee Metallic, Basque Red Pearl II, Basque Red Pearl, Forged Silver Metallic, Graphite Luster Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, and White Diamond Pearl.
MDX - Starting at about $42,000, this is the largest Acura able to seat seven. All other vehicles seat five persons. Paint colors include Dark Cherry Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, White Diamond Pearl, Forest Mist Metallic, and Obsidian Blue Pearl.
About "Acura" or "Honda" Brand Paint
Acura is a Honda brand and Honda is not in the car paint manufacturing business. Acura paint is outsourced to the aftermarket like other vehicle products. This allows touch up paint to be made by specialized companies. If you see "Honda" or "Acura" labeled paint it is simply outsourced paint with a label.
For example, "Martha Stewart" paint is a label outsourced by Martha Stewart. Would you put Martha Stewart paint on your Acura? Of course not. But it is the same company making paint and putting different labels on it. This is a major reason why we recommend a specialized automotive paint manufacturer like Microfinish. Auto paint is all they do.
With "Acura" or "Honda" labeled paint you also do not get an exact color match like you do if working with a specialty company like Microfinish.
Why Paint From Microfinish is Recommended
In this chart we compare the leading providers of Acura touch up paint:
|Color Match Guarantee||Yes||Yes||No|
|Custom Paint Available (Good For Faded Paint)||Yes||No||No|
|Fresh Paint Made To Order||Yes||Yes||No|
|Small Job Paint Bottles Available for Touch Ups (1/2 ounce)||Yes||No||Yes|
|Premium Paint Brush For Better Paint Application||Yes||No||No|
|Help and Customer Service Provided||Yes||Yes||No|