GM code WA3112 - 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.

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). Early use of Fisher Paint codes included extra digits between the "W" and "A" to indicate the type and sometimes location of the paint. For example: WOA or W0A for a flat or suede trim paint, W25A for semi gloss trim colors, and W30A for standard gloss colors.

Variations of the exterior paint code WA3112, which may appear on body data tags include: 3112, U3112, and L3112 (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.


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Usage list of GM paint code WA3112 (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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