We all know the basic standard colours on Volkswagen cars, The standard reds, Blues, Silvers, Blacks, Whites, but the range is vast, The Vw Golf, Jetta, And Beetle have so many Colour paint variations it can be important to have your paint code when selecting Touch up Paint or Aerosol Spray Paint Colours.
The VW Golf is a classic example, did you know there are 21 different reds on the Golf since its conception, and the Beetle has been around since 1938, being manufactured near Wolfsburg, Germany and by 1954 has made over 1 million Beetles.
Back in the early days the Vw range was made only in a few colours, and Metallic paint was not invented, Black, Grey, Blue, Green, would have been the limit to the colour range. There where no robots to paint the cars so automobiles were hand painted just like how horse-drawn carriages were painted. The paint used in those times were natural-based such as linseed oil and natural pigments.
The painting process was Long because brush application of multiple coats was Needed and painted cars took 72 hours to dry. This process was a serious slow labour intensive hold up for the Motor Industry. A way needed to be found to speed up the VW painting manufacturing line.
DuPont in 1923 improved the car paint system when they came up with cellulose paints and primers to speed application and dry time to 48 hours. Air Spray guns were used to apply this type of paint and it helped speed up Car assembly time. This helped cut down the time required to paint.
Colours popular on todays VW Beetle and Golf