GM code WA168D - black
This black automotive paint color is most commonly known as Ebony. The color formulation has been used between 1997 and 2001, primarily by Cadillac; but also by GM. We have records of this color appearing only on the model of Catera. See the full detailed list below.

GM paint manufacturing codes come in two forms, the short 1 to 3 digit model/year code which changes frequently; and beginning in the 1960's a longer 4 digit code which starts with the letters "WA" or "WE". Sometimes called "Fisher Paint codes"; codes beginning with WA are production paints, WE are commercial or special order paints with codes typically starting with '5' (i.e. WE5xxx). Starting in the early 1994, GM began using a letter as the last digit for all new WA paint codes.

Variations of the exterior paint code WA168D, which may appear on body data tags include: 168D, U168D, and L168D (the prefix U for upper body, or L for lower body). Location of the GM paint code plate (Service Parts Identification tag) varies depending on the year and model of the vehicle common places are on the top or near the top of the back engine compartment shroud panel just behind the steering wheel, hinge pillar of the driver's side door, trunk or rear hatch, side of door, glove compartment, or behind the driver's seat. Check for either the short year/make/model paint code or the longer manufacturing (Fisher) paint code.


Example of the color GM WA168D
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Usage list of GM paint code WA168D (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1997CadillacCadillac80EbonyCatera
1997CadillacCatera80Ebony
1997GM80Ebony
1998CadillacCadillac80U,F794EbonyCatera
1998CadillacCatera80U,F794Ebony
1998GM80U,F794Ebony
1999CadillacCadillac80U,F794EbonyCatera
1999CadillacCatera80U,F794Ebony
1999GM80U,F794Ebony
2000CadillacCadillac80UEbonyCatera
2000CadillacCatera80UEbony
2000GM80UEbony
2000GM80U,F0794Ebony
2001CadillacCadillac80UEbonyCatera
2001CadillacCatera80UEbony
2001GM80U,F0794Ebony

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Ford : M1724
GM(Fisher code) : WA5118, WA0848, WA168D, WA8555
Chrysler/Dodge : DT4012, DT4004
Make/Year Code : PX9, 80, 80U, 041, X8, C1, 560, 618, 086, R4, 202, YC, C-542, PDE, 10, TX9, 373, 612, 902, 700, C-536, P1, P1A, AA, F0794, 900, C-598, L41, Y4, A, 50, 950, 1C, F794, DT4004, X9, 026, TX8, 19
PPG/Ditzler : 9300
Dupont : B9764, 99L, F0213, 835-92264L, 47600, 99, 93-005, 88, F0206, 886-92264L, 44, 99S, 88L, F0208, F0220, 99A
Acme/Rogers : 33756, 75, 206, 3000, 4950
Martin Senour : 8800
Sherwin Williams : 53909, 40423, 57879, 1738, 57727
RM/BASF : 16444, 100917, 12574, 1240, 12060, 13572, P403, A946, 19160
Glasurit : 54-1240, GM-0848, GM-5118, GM-8555, 21-1240, FDU-1724, BMW-086, GM-168D, CUS-100917
Autocolor : NX23

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