Hummer Paint Codes

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AMG Code
PPG Code
NCP Code
Grey Interior Duplicolor VS 8 Medium Gray Vinyl paint is an exact match
383 Green Carc 1992 - 1997 G5 N1433A
Black Diammond B30 DUHS-36241 DUHS-36241
Black Gloss 1993 B9 DCC9000
Black Gloss 2004 B25 DUHS-9000
Black Metallic B34 DUHS-9935
Black Semi Gloss 1992 - 1993 B5 N5476A
Black S/G, Accent B2 N5241A
Blue Gloss 1992 - 1995 L12 DCC4251
Blue Metallic 1996 - 1996 L16 DCC19793
Bright White 1995 W14 DCC4185
Bright White 2004 W26 DUHS-91493
Burgundy Metallic 1996 - 1997 P17 DCC52164
Candy Apple Red 1998 R19 DFHS71698
Competition Yellow 1998 Y20 DFHS4266
Competition Yellow 2004 Y27 DUHS-4266
Firehouse Red R28 DUHS-4217
Fly Yellow 1997 Y18 DAR82741
Green Gloss 1993 - 1998 G10 DCC4215
Mesa Dusk 1999 C22
Metallic Pewter P33 DUHS-5377
Metallic Sand T32 DuHS-904231
Night Storm Charcoal 1999 B21
Ocean Blue L24 DUHS-15650
Plum Gloss 1993 - 1995 P13 DCC4465
Red Gloss 1992 - 1997 R7 DCC4679
Red Semi Gloss 1992 - 1993 R1 N5382A
Silver Metallic S15 DCC4494
Summit Silver 1995 S31 DUHS-35911
Tan Gloss 1993 - 1997 T11 N5613A
Tan Semi Gloss 1992 - 1993 T4 N5033A
White Gloss 1993 W8 N5611A
White Semi Gloss 1992 W1 N5474A
Woodland Green 2000 G23 DUHS-4976

The years listed are just a guide. Ones with no end could be still in use.


Most Professional painters custom match colors. The paint stores have equipment to optically read a color and custom formulate the paint. This is done because paint changes color over time due to exposure to the elements. Painting with a stock color will often cause a color mismatch.

AMG paint code cross reference. PPG has a help line, 1-800-245-2590 or 440-572-6100, ask for the "Color Library"

Most AMG colors are GM.

Just had mine PPG painted with the 1996 original silver color. The warranty slip indicates: Northern Indiana Paint 574-674-5911

surface clean DX 330
metal prep DPX 171

primer K 36
catalyst/hardener K 201

primer surfacer NCS 2004
activator/hardener NCX 2200

color DBC
reducer/activator DT 895

clearcoat D 894
reducer/activator DT 895
Hardener D 887

I bought my 383 green, brown and black CARC replacement paint from RAPCO.
They also sell pre packed Aerosol cans for small jobs like yours.

But Army Jeep Parts sells the Gillespie coatings paint too.

I've used Niles Chemical Paint Company in Niles Michigan for my military paint in the past. They were an original source when my truck was produced.

You may buy Zenthane or Zenthane Plus (depending on whether you want the original 2 part or the new 1 part air catalyzed) from Hentzen Coatings which is the trade name and supplier of CARC to the govt. By the way the formulation is almost exactly the same as Imron. They are all Polyurethane paints. If you hace trouble locating Zenthane, then just have a body shop supplier mix up some Black Imron or Awlgrip and add the flattening agent. Thin with Zylene for spraying at normal temps. Most of the surplus dealers have CARC in flat black.

Aluminum Prep:

Here is a quick run down of what you will need to do on the aluminum:
1) mechanically clean corrosion by sanding, etc
2) treat surface with Alodine (this is a chemical conversion coating)
3) spray with vinyl wash primer (you can skip this step and go right to the next step)
4) prime with a high quality epoxy prime like Alumigrip (aircraft quality)
5) top coat with your color paint.

The above products can be purchased through Aviall who are an aircraft parts distribution company located just off Pearson International Airport. You should also be able to buy the products from any good automotive paint supplier. The supplier will have the spec sheets for each products that will give you prep info along with mix ratios, dry time, etc.

Before you reassemble the parts you must ensure that there is no direct contact between the aluminum and steel. On the aircraft we use a sealant as a barrier between the parts. The sealant that we use is PRC Proseal and there is also one made by a company called Flamemaster. Again both these products are available through Aviall. PRC is made by Courtaulds and there should also be a distributor around Toronto other than Aviall.


AM General did offer a 383 CARC GREEN "look alike color" they called Military Flat Green; Paint Code G5. As far as I remember true C.A.R.C. (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) was prohibited from being sprayed for a variety of reasons in the Commercial HUMMER paint system inside the then new Armour (Commercial HUMMER) Building. Therefore...AMG and their paint supplier at the time, Niles Chemical Paint (Company) had to come up with 383 CARC Green, 383 CARC Brown, 383 CARC Black & 686 CARC Tan, "look alike colors" formulated in Arcylic Urathane which OSHA, IOSHA & the EPA allowed to be used in the Commercial HUMMER paint system. (see history)