Ditzler code IM688 - blue
This blue automotive paint color is most commonly known as Boatswain Blue. Other common color promotional names include Black and Antibes Blue. The color formulation has been used between 1930 and 1933, primarily by Chevrolet. See the full detailed list below.

IM688 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 IM688
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Usage list of Ditzler paint code IM688 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1930ChevroletChevroletBoatswain Blue
1930ChevroletChevrolet45Antibes Bluewheels & molding IM688
1931ChevroletChevrolet63Blacklower, upper IM688, black wheels
1931ChevroletChevrolet76Blacklower, upper IM688, wheels Medium Cream
1931ChevroletChevrolet82Boatswain Bluelower, upper IM688 also, wheels 81806
1931ChevroletChevrolet82Boatswain Bluelower, upper IM688 also, wheels 81806
1933ChevroletChevrolet140Boatswain Blueupper & lower, wheels Black

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Make/Year Code : 191
PPG/Ditzler : IM688?
Dupont : 93-2602, 246-50494

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