mariokart wrote a nice article on 124 Spider paint codes, but since 124Spider.org forum articles are only editable for a few hours, he is unable to edit/update his article, so I’ve decided to expand on it further. I’ve added a Paint section to my Specs blog page and a month later (11/11/2017), iheartroadsters published a post that allowed me to fill in the Mazda data that I was missing. I think the Mazda code should be identified separately from the Fiat codes, to aid in cross referencing with other paint suppliers. It turns out the touch-up paint you purchase at a Fiat dealer may have Mazda branding on the package anyways.
My goal is to make it easier to find touch-up paint for our cars, in some cases by simply going to a local Mazda dealership should the Fiat dealership fail to satisfy your needs. As examples:
- A Miata forum reader pointed out that the new Bleu Scuro color for 2018 is reported to be a Mazda color called Deep Crystal Blue Mica. I’ve confirmed from the VIN placard that the paint code is 42M which is indeed Deep Crystal Blue.
- I don’t believe that there is a Mazda color name for our Passion Red, as it was created to meet Fiat’s color requirements (it isn’t True Red), so that entry will be shown as — .
- The color of my car is Bianco Gelato, and since my Fiat dealer had no touch-up paint available back in 2016, it was nice cross-referencing Mazda’s color Artic White (A4D) with Mercedes Benz’s Artic White (147), which turns out to be the same color, and was readily available on Amazon for a greatly reduced price.
Using brochures from Europe, USA and Australia, I attempted to make corrections to some of the color names, but if any errors or other omissions are observed, please let me know, and I’ll get them fixed.
[removed my outdated listing of paint codes on 6/9/2018, since I keep the Paint Specs page up-to-date.]