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Find the tyre pressure / paint colour code and what it means etc. for my C4 Coupe or Hatch and C4 Picasso
Your paint code is on a sticker by the hinges of the driver's door,

The AS-RP identification label is affixed to the front pillar or front door edge, on the driver's side .

a : Recommended tyre pressures (unladen and laden)

b : Tyre specification

c : Tyre type .

d : Recommended pressure of the spare wheel

e : After Sales - Replacement Parts (RP) number ( ORGA number)

f : Paint code reference

g : Factory serial no.

Coding of body colours

The paint code consists of 4 letters (e.g. Polar White, code EWPA --) .

The first 3 characters are always the paint code .

The fourth character is the quality symbol :

A = Non-lacquered flat paint

B = Opaque lacquer

C = Metallic lacquer

D = Pearlescent lacquer

- - = Spare locations for future needs

Pre 2011 Coupe and Hatch Model Colours:

As an example it could be: Black Pearlescent EXLD (Primer is Dark Grey, code: EYM)

Colour    Colour code Material  Primer colours

Polar White EWP A A1 : white EWU
Admiral Blue KNC B A3 : medium grey EYK
Oriental Blue KPU D A4 : dark grey EYM
Olive green LQQ D A4 : dark grey EYM
Arctic Steel EZR C A2 : light grey EZM
Icelandic Grey EYL C A2 : light grey
Iron Grey EZW D A3 : medium grey EYK
Iridis KTC C A3 : medium grey EYK
Scott Yellow KBC C A2 : light grey
Black Pearlescent EXL D A4 : dark grey EYM
Wicked Red EKQ D A5 : red KKZ
Sable Gold HCW D A2 : light grey
Normandy Green LQJ C A3 : medium grey EYK
Sport Red by Loeb KKN
Kazan Black EXC - C4 VTS 180 Spoiler
Noir Onyx EXY
Noir Perla Nera KTV

C4 Picasso and Grand Picasso

The final letter of the four indicates the material (finish).
A : non-lacquered flat paint
B : superlustre metallic paint
C : superlustre solid colour
D : superlustre pearl paint

Road Wheels:

Steel Rims: EXX Matt Black

Alloy Wheels: EVT grey Lacquered

Wheel Trims: EVT grey Lacquered

Undercoat colours 4.1. Cataphoretic treatment

Colour used in manufacture : Mid grey

Replacement Parts colour : Mid or dark grey

The repairer must redo the under-coat in zones that no longer have a top coat, in the case of replacement (surfaces bared for welding) or of re-coating of certain structural components (particularly under the bonnet)

In this case, he should use a coloured primer as close as possible to the original colour

Coloured primers

Coloured primers close to the topcoat colour are applied at the factory

The aim is to substantially reduce the negative visual effects of stone chip impacts

These coloured undercoatings also offer the benefit of improving the colour result in the case of colours with poor covering power (reducing the number of topcoats required) .

Minimum thickness of the primer coat, whatever the colour:

30 microns in the zones not, or only slightly, exposed to gravel chipping

45 microns in zones exposed to stone chipping (front panel components, roof front part, lower parts of side components)

All the exterior surfaces are coated with primer

On the interior surfaces, the paint finish is applied directly onto the cataphoresis

Paintable or coloured primers are also available from Citroen approved suppliers for repair painting

Repairers are advised to use these suppliers to obtain the colours that are specific to the vehicles they are repairing
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FAQ Posted by BigJohnD
Info Created: 21 May 2009
Last Updated: 04 May 2012