GM code WA7022 - silver gray
This silver gray automotive paint color is most commonly known as simply 'Silver'. Another common paint color promotional name is Platinum. The color formulation has been used between 1978 and 1980, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by Pontiac, Oldsmobile, GM, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Firebird, Camaro, and Nova. 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 WA7022, which may appear on body data tags include: 7022, U7022, and L7022 (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 WA7022
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Usage list of GM paint code WA7022 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1978BuickBuick15Silver
1978CadillacCadillac15Silver
1978ChevroletCamaro15Silver
1978ChevroletChevrolet15Silver
1978ChevroletNova15Silver
1978GM15Silver
1978GMCGMC15SilverGMC Caballero
1978OldsmobileOldsmobile15Silver
1978PontiacFirebird15Platinum
1978PontiacPontiac15Platinum
1979BuickBuick15Silver
1979CadillacCadillac15Silver
1979ChevroletCamaro15Silver
1979ChevroletChevrolet15Silver
1979ChevroletNova15Silver
1979GM15Silver
1979OldsmobileOldsmobile15Silver
1979PontiacFirebird15Silver
1979PontiacPontiac15Platinum
1980BuickBuick15Silver
1980CadillacCadillac15Platinum
1980ChevroletCamaro15Silver
1980ChevroletChevrolet15Silver
1980GM15Silver
1980OldsmobileOldsmobile15Silver
1980PontiacFirebird15Platinum
1980PontiacPontiac15Platinum

Paint Manufacturer Codes
GM(Fisher code) : WA7022
Make/Year Code : 15
PPG/Ditzler : 3076
Dupont : 45177A, AJ88, 45177D, 45177, 45177LH, 927AJ088
Sherwin Williams : 3878
Glasurit : GM-7022

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