Ditzler code IM23 - blue
This blue automotive paint color is most commonly known as Dagestan Blue. Another common paint color promotional name is Bogwood Tan. The color formulation has been used between 1928 and 1932, primarily by Oldsmobile; but also by Chevrolet. We have records of this color appearing on the Oldsmobile and Chevrolet. See the full detailed list below.

IM23 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 starting with the letters "IM" indicate Ditz-Lac colored lacquers and polychromatics (fine aluminum powder added) and were used before 1940.


Example of the color Ditzler IM23
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Usage list of Ditzler paint code IM23 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1928OldsmobileOldsmobileDagestan Bluetrim
1929OldsmobileOldsmobileDagestan Bluestandard coupe, phaeton, also molding with black
1929OldsmobileOldsmobileBogwood Tanmolding, phaeton with IM23
1932ChevroletChevrolet119Dagestan Bluespring, lower & wheels, upper Sky Glow perl

Paint Manufacturer Codes
PPG/Ditzler : IM23
Dupont : 246-1603

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