GM code WA4040 - blue
This blue automotive paint color is most commonly known as Aegean Aqua. The color formulation has been used between 1958 and 1970, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by Oldsmobile and GM. 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 WA4040, which may appear on body data tags include: 4040, U4040, and L4040 (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 WA4040
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Usage list of GM paint code WA4040 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1958ChevroletChevroletAegean Aquamatch for 11836 Ditzler Form 8005 (Oct1983)
1970ChevroletChevroletAegean Aqua
1970GMAegean Aqua
1970OldsmobileOldsmobileAegean Aquaspecial order

Paint Manufacturer Codes
GM(Fisher code) : WA4040
PPG/Ditzler : 2234
Dupont : 99918, 5209

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