Colour Science

The NEXA AUTOCOLOR® brand understands that the key to a bodyshop's success is repair process efficiency.

Fundamental to successful repair is colour identification, throughout the process and up to the final application.

Nexa Autocolor's ability to match motor manufacturer colours is achieved through four key areas:

  • Outstanding Colour Match

Four dedicated colour laboratories across the world ensure all new Motor Manufacturer colours and variants are accurately matched. Strong working relationships with the Motor Manufacturers ensures early involvement in the design of a colour and at the production stages to identify any variants locally, accurately and quickly. In addition to this we have a team that visit car import centres across Europe check current matches against the cars in the car park to identify variants.

  • Accurate Production

All tinters are produced to a tight specification in state-of-the-art production facilities. Every batch is sprayed out and goes through a strict colour-check to ensure consistent colour reproduction.

Every colour chip produced at Nexa Autocolor is approved by an approved colour matcher. In addition every variant is checked against the pool of cars in the market.

  • Standardised Application Techniques

There is one recommended technique for each product line and these techniques are used through the complete supply chain from production, quality assessment, and colour match through to those used by Nexa Autocolor colour tool suppliers and Nexa Autocolor customers.

  • Industry-Leading Colour tools

At Nexa Autocolor we recognise that correct colour identification hugely affects bodyshop performance and profitability. To this end, we is able to supply industry leading colour identification tools including:

RAPIDMATCH™ GO - combines the only five-angle spectrophotometer with a scientifically developed maths algorithm customised for the automotive coating industry.

Nexa Autocolor AQUABASE® Plus Variant Deck - the industry-leading colour tool in the market providing accurate "panel quality" colour chips.


NEXA AUTOCOLOR® and AQUABASE® are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
RAPIDMATCH™ is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.