GM code WA5111 - white
This white automotive paint color is most commonly known as simply 'White'. Other common color promotional names include Linen White, Yellow White, Corporate White, Frost White, and Lift White. The color formulation has been used between 1970 and 2002, primarily by GMC; but also by Chevrolet, GM, Pontiac, Coca Cola, Oldsmobile, Chrysler, Northwest Airlines, Dr Pepper, Caterpillar, Clark, 7up, and Buick. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Chevy Truck, Blazer, Sonoma, Jimmy, Suburban, Typhoon, Motor Home, Chrysler Special Order / Fleet, Kodiak, Syclone, and Topkick. 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. WA5111 is the same as WE5111.

Variations of the exterior paint code WA5111, which may appear on body data tags include: 5111, U5111, and L5111 (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 WA5111
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Usage list of GM paint code WA5111 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
CaterpillarWhiteGM Corporate White
ChevroletChevroletCorporate White
ClarkLift WhiteGM Corporate White
Fleet7upWhite
FleetDr PepperWhite
FleetNorthwest AirlinesWhite
1970ChevroletChevy Truck521Whitealso 1970 1/2 color
1970FleetCoca ColaWhitespecified by Coke
1970GM521Whitealso 1970 1/2 color
1970GMCGMC521White
1971ChevroletChevy Truck521White
1971GM521White
1971GMCGMC521White
1972ChevroletChevy Truck521White
1972GM521White
1972GMCGMC521White
1973GM521White
1973GMCGMC521White
1974ChevroletChevy Truck521Frost White10-90 series, Blazer
1974GM521Frost White
1974GMCGMC521White
1974PontiacPontiacCorporate White
1975ChevroletChevy Truck12White
1975GM12White
1975GMCGMC12White
1976ChevroletChevy Truck12White
1976ChevroletMotor Home521WhiteGMC Motor Home
1976GM12White
1976GMCGMC12White
1977ChevroletChevy Truck12White
1977ChevroletMotor Home521WhiteGMC Motor Home
1977FleetCoca ColaWhiteCoca Cola, Fanta, Fresca color
1977GM12White
1977GMCGMC12White
1978ChevroletChevy Truck12White
1978GM12White
1978GMCGMC12White
1979ChevroletChevy Truck12Whitealso tailgate lettering
1979GM12Whitealso tailgate lettering
1979GMCGMC12White
1980ChevroletChevy Truck12White
1980GM12White
1980GMCGMC12White
1981ChevroletChevy Truck12White
1981GM12White
1981GMCGMC12White
1982ChevroletChevy Truck12White
1982GM12White
1982GMCGMC12White
1983BuickBuickCorporate White
1983ChevroletChevroletCorporate White
1983ChevroletChevy Truck12White
1983ChryslerFleetDT1084WhiteDitzler PPG Form 8302
1983GM12White
1983GMCGMC12White
1983OldsmobileOldsmobileCorporate White
1983PontiacPontiacCorporate White
1984ChevroletChevy Truck12WhiteC (C10/C30) G M S
1984GM12White
1984GMCGMC12White
1985ChevroletChevy Truck12WhiteC10/C30 G/D/G30 P S series, medium duty
1985GM12White
1985GMCGMC12White
1986ChevroletChevy Truck12WhiteC10/C30 G/G10/G30 P S series, medium duty
1986GMCGMC12White
1987GMCGMC12White
1988GMCGMC12White
1989ChevroletChevy Truck12White
1989GM12WhiteChevy Truck
1989GMCGMC12White
1990ChevroletChevy Truck12White
1990GMCGMC12White
1991ChevroletBlazer12White
1991ChevroletChevy Truck12White
1991ChevroletSuburban12White
1991GMCGMC12WhiteFull Size Van, Jimmy, Cab/Chassis, Medium Duty, Sonoma, Suburban
1991GMCJimmy12White
1991GMCSonoma12White
1991GMCSuburban12White
1992ChevroletBlazer12Yellow WhiteS10 Blazer
1992ChevroletChevy Truck12Yellow White
1992GM12Yellow White
1992GMCGMC12Yellow WhiteFull Size Van, Medium Duty, Jimmy S15, Sonoma, Syclone, Typhoon
1992GMCJimmy12Yellow White
1992GMCSonoma12Yellow White
1992GMCSyclone12Yellow White
1992GMCTyphoon12Yellow White
1993ChevroletBlazer12Linen WhiteS10 Blazer
1993ChevroletChevy Truck12Linen White
1993GM12Linen White
1993GMCGMC12Linen WhiteMedium Duty, Jimmy S15, Sonoma, Typhoon
1993GMCJimmy12Linen White
1993GMCSonoma12Linen White
1993GMCTyphoon12Linen White
1994ChevroletBlazer12Linen WhiteS10 Blazer
1994ChevroletChevy Truck12Linen Whitemedium duty, S10, S15, jimmy
1994GMCGMC12Linen WhiteMedium Duty, Jimmy S15, Sonoma
1994GMCJimmy12Linen White
1994GMCSonoma12Linen White
1995ChevroletBlazer12Linen WhiteS10 Blazer
1995ChevroletChevy Truck12Linen Whitetruck
1995GMCGMC12Linen WhiteMedium Duty, Jimmy S15, Sonoma
1995GMCJimmy12Linen White
1995GMCSonoma12Linen White
1996ChevroletChevy Truck12Linen Whiteblazer, suburban, S10, S15, jimmy
1996GMCGMC12Linen WhiteMedium Duty
1997ChevroletChevy Truck12Linen Whitesuburban, tahoe, yukon
1997GMCGMC12Linen WhiteMedium Duty
1998ChevroletChevy Truck12Linen White
1998GM12Linen White
1998GMCGMC12Linen WhiteMedium Duty
1999ChevroletChevy Truck12Linen WhiteCK pickup
1999GM12Linen White
2000ChevroletChevy Truck12Linen Whitemedium duty
2000GM12Linen White
2000GMCGMC12Linen WhiteMedium Duty
2001ChevroletChevy Truck12Linen WhiteMedium Duty
2001GM12Linen White
2001GMCGMC12Linen WhiteMedium Duty
2002ChevroletChevy Truck12Linen WhiteKodiak
2002ChevroletKodiak12Linen White
2002GM12Linen White
2002GMCGMC12Linen WhiteTopkick
2002GMCTopkick12Linen White

Paint Manufacturer Codes
GM(Fisher code) : WA9225, WE5111, WA5111
Chrysler/Dodge : DT1084
Make/Year Code : 521, DT1084, B-764, 12
PPG/Ditzler : 2185
Dupont : 776-21667, 93-6731H, N0006, 378-21667, 817, 93-21667, 817A, 817U, 817D, 21667, 6715, 21667D, 817L
Martin Senour : 1208
Sherwin Williams : 7209
RM/BASF : 1347
Glasurit : GM-9225, GM-5111

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