GM code WA5226 - red
This red automotive paint color is most commonly known as Rosedale Red. Another common paint color promotional name is Dark Red. The color formulation has been used between 1974 and 1976, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by GM and GMC. We have records of this color appearing only on the model of Chevy Truck. 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. WA5226 is the same as WE5226.

Variations of the exterior paint code WA5226, which may appear on body data tags include: 5226, U5226, and L5226 (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 WA5226
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Usage list of GM paint code WA5226 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1974ChevroletChevy Truck515Dark Redalso Rosedale Red, also on Blazer
1974GM515Rosedale Red
1975ChevroletChevy Truck71Rosedale Red
1975GM71Rosedale Red
1975GMCGMC71Rosedale Red
1976ChevroletChevy Truck71Rosedale Red
1976GM71Rosedale Red
1976GMCGMC71Rosedale Red

Paint Manufacturer Codes
GM(Fisher code) : WA5226
Chrysler/Dodge : DT3433
Make/Year Code : 71, 515
PPG/Ditzler : 2673
Dupont : 42870AH, BF140, 42870DH, BP140, 42870, 42870LH

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