Ditzler code 12696 - blue
This blue automotive paint color is most commonly known as Daytona Blue. Other common color promotional names include Nocturne Blue, Diplomat Blue, and Midnight Mist. The color formulation has been used between 1963 and 1964, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by Pontiac, Oldsmobile, GM, and Buick. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Tempest, Corvette, Nova, GTO, Corvair, Chevelle, and ChevyII. See the full detailed list below.

12696 is a paint code for PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass) who has been providing automotive paints since 1924 (originally Ditzler Color Company subsidiary acquired in 1928). PPG/Ditzler codes in the 10000 to 95000 range were used on new paint formulations from the late 1930's to 1968. PPG/Ditzler codes in the 10000 to 19999 range are primarily shades of blue. These PPG codes serve as a great way to track the usage of paint between and within vehicle manufacturers.

Example of the color Ditzler 12696
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Usage list of Ditzler paint code 12696 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1963BuickBuickWDiplomat Blue
1963ChevroletCorvette916Daytona Blue
1963ChevroletNova916Daytona Blue
1963GMWDiplomat Blue
1963OldsmobileOldsmobileWMidnight Mist
1963PontiacPontiacWNocturne Blue
1963PontiacTempestWNocturne Blue
1964BuickBuickWDiplomat Blue
1964ChevroletChevelle916Daytona Blue
1964ChevroletChevrolet916Daytona Blue
1964ChevroletChevyII916Daytona Blue
1964ChevroletCorvair916Daytona Blue
1964ChevroletCorvette916Daytona Blue
1964ChevroletNova916Daytona Blue
1964GMWDiplomat Blue
1964OldsmobileOldsmobileWMidnight Mist
1964PontiacGTOWNocturne Blue
1964PontiacPontiacWNocturne Blue
1964PontiacTempestWNocturne Blue

Paint Manufacturer Codes
GM(Fisher code) : WA3112
Make/Year Code : W, 916
PPG/Ditzler : 12696
Dupont : 4395L, 4395, 181-96220, 96220
Acme/Rogers : 9177
RM/BASF : A1539, 1539

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