Paint codes and touching-up

It’s really hard to find info on JB74 colours and stuff. The paint codes on the build plate also reference if it’s a dual colour or a single colour versus the paint code for the base colour, so I thought I’d consolidate it here.

Not all of these colours are available for Australian delivered Jimnys: we didn’t get the black or the silver initially, and as of writing (late July 2022) we don’t get the silver.

Two tone colours

These have a black roof (bluish black pearl: ZJ3) and the full colour codes are:

Kinetic yellow: DG5 (base colour ZZB)

Brisk blue: CZW (base colour ZWY)

Chiffon ivory: 2BW (base colour ZVG)

Single tone colours

No black roof (though some people thought this was an option for early cars):

Jungle green: ZZC

Medium grey: ZVL

White: 26U

Pure White (a pearl white): ZVR

In the colour pickers/charts the car photos haven’t been updated for this, but it is a pearl white versus a more regular white. The colour name is “pure white” which adds to the confusion as it’s not a pure white!

Bluish black pearl: ZJ3

Silky silver: Z2S

There is also a pearl white option available in Australia, but I have no pictures or confirmation of the paint code at this stage.

Suzuki touch up paint part numbers follow the pattern 99000-10315-paint_code e.g. 99000-10315-ZZC gets you the base colour for kinetic yellow. Sometimes some paint systems will reference the full colour e.g. might need 2BW to get chiffon ivory, even though the base colour according to the Suzuki parts system is ZVG.

These base colours are also what are used for specifying parts that come in optional colours so can be useful to have them handy to verify part numbers!