GM code WA305D - blue
This blue automotive paint color is most commonly known as Opal Blue. The color formulation has been used between 1997 and 2002, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by GM, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, and Saturn. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, Buick, Malibu, Pontiac, Aztek, Saturn, Cavalier, Blazer, Suburban, Chevy Truck, and Tahoe. 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 1994, GM began using a letter as the last digit for all new WA paint codes.

Variations of the exterior paint code WA305D, which may appear on body data tags include: 305D, U305D, and L305D (the prefix U for upper body, or L for lower body). Location of the GM paint code plate 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 WA305D
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Usage list of GM paint code WA305D (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1997BuickBuick24Opal Blue
1997ChevroletBlazer24Opal Blue
1997ChevroletCavalier24Opal Blue
1997ChevroletChevrolet24Opal Blue
1997ChevroletChevy Truck24Opal Bluesuburban, tahoe, yukon
1997ChevroletSuburban24Opal Blue
1997ChevroletTahoe24Opal Blue
1997GM24Opal Blue
1997OldsmobileOldsmobile24Opal Blue
1997PontiacPontiac24Opal Blue
1998ChevroletCavalier24Opal Blue
1998ChevroletChevrolet24Opal BlueCavalier, Malibu
1998ChevroletMalibu24Opal Blue
1998GM24Opal Blue
1998OldsmobileOldsmobile24Opal BlueAchieva, Cutlass, Intrigue
1998PontiacPontiac24Opal BlueSunfire
1999BuickBuick24Opal Blue
1999ChevroletChevrolet24Opal Blue
1999ChevroletMalibu24Opal Blue
1999GM24Opal Blue
1999OldsmobileOldsmobile24Opal Blue
1999PontiacPontiac24Opal Blue
1999SaturnSaturn24Opal Blue
2000BuickBuick24Opal Blue
2000ChevroletChevrolet24Opal Blue
2000ChevroletMalibu24Opal Blue
2000GM24Opal Blue
2000OldsmobileOldsmobile24Opal Blue
2000SaturnSaturn24Opal Blue
2001GM24Opal Blue
2001PontiacAztek24Opal Blue
2002BuickBuick24Opal BlueRendezvous
2002GM24Opal Blue
2002PontiacAztek24Opal Blue

Paint Manufacturer Codes
PPG/Ditzler : 5216
Dupont : B9719
Sherwin Williams : 52970
Glasurit : GM-305D

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