GM code WA5108 - orange
This orange automotive paint color is most commonly known as Tangier Orange. Another common paint color promotional name is Orange. The color formulation has been used between 1974 and 1992, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by GMC and GM. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Chevy Truck, Suburban, Astro, and Blazer. 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. For paint codes in the 5000-5999 range, either the WA or WE can be used; i.e. WA5108 is the same as WE5108.

Variations of the exterior paint code WA5108, which may appear on body data tags include: 5108, U5108, and L5108 (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 WA5108
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Usage list of GM paint code WA5108 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1974ChevroletChevy Truck516Orange50-90 series
1974GM516Orange
1974GMCGMC516Tangier Orange
1975ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier Orange
1975GM88Tangier Orange
1975GMCGMC88Tangier Orange
1976ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier Orange
1976GM88Tangier Orange
1976GMCGMC88Tangier Orange
1977ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier Orange
1977GM88Tangier Orange
1977GMCGMC88Tangier Orange
1978ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier Orange
1978GM88Tangier Orange
1978GMCGMC88Tangier Orange
1979ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier Orange
1979GM88Tangier Orange
1979GMCGMC88Tangier Orange
1980ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier Orange
1980GM88Tangier Orange
1981ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier Orange
1981GM88Tangier Orange
1982ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier Orange
1982GM88Tangier Orange
1983ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier Orange
1983GM88Tangier Orange
1984ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier OrangeC G M S
1984GM88Tangier Orange
1985ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier OrangeC10/C30 G/D/G30 P S series, medium duty
1985GM88Tangier Orange
1985GMCGMC88Tangier Orangespecial order
1986ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier OrangeC10/C30 G/G10/G30 P S series, medium duty
1986GMCGMC88Tangier Orangespecial order
1987ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier OrangeC10/C30 G10/G30 P S series, medium duty
1987GMCGMC88Tangier Orangespecial order
1988ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier OrangeMD also WE5108
1988GM88Tangier Orangealso WE5108, Chevy Truck
1988GMCGMC88Tangier Orangespecial order
1989ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier OrangeWE5108
1989GM88Tangier OrangeWE5108
1989GMCGMC88Tangier Orangespecial order
1990ChevroletChevy Truck88Tangier Orange
1990GMCGMC88Tangier Orangespecial order
1991ChevroletAstro88Tangier Orangespecial order
1991ChevroletBlazer88Tangier Orangespecial order
1991ChevroletSuburban88Tangier Orangespecial order
1991GMCGMC88Tangier Orangespecial order
1992ChevroletAstro88Tangier Orange
1992ChevroletBlazer88Tangier Orangespecial order, S10 Blazer
1992ChevroletSuburban88Tangier Orangespecial order
1992GMCGMC88Tangier Orangespecial order

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Ford : WT5351
GM(Fisher code) : WA5108, WE5108
Chrysler/Dodge : DT5068
Make/Year Code : 516, 546, 7, 68, MX706229, RMS-45-901, MX70650, WT5351, 88, MX706235, BCW, 1073, DT5068, 58, 716, WE5108
PPG/Ditzler : 60156
Dupont : 31L, 70106, 93-082H, 246-6276, 93-083, 93-70106, 1096, 93-77671, 246-34175, 378-082, 31LH, 31A, 31DH, 93-082, 31, 31AH
Acme/Rogers : 1023, 1674
Martin Senour : 116
Sherwin Williams : 3953, 7436, 8900
RM/BASF : 1597
Glasurit : GM-5108

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