GM code WA8068 - orange
This orange automotive paint color is most commonly known as simply 'Orange'. The color formulation has been used only in 1978, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by GMC and GM. We have records of this color appearing on the model of Nova and Camaro. 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 WA8068, which may appear on body data tags include: 8068, U8068, and L8068 (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 WA8068
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Usage list of GM paint code WA8068 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1978ChevroletCamaro34OrangeZ28 only
1978ChevroletChevrolet34Orange
1978ChevroletNova34Orange
1978GM34OrangeZ28 only
1978GMCGMC34OrangeGMC Caballero

Paint Manufacturer Codes
GM(Fisher code) : WA8068
Make/Year Code : 34
PPG/Ditzler : 3070
Dupont : 45277DM, 45277LM, 45277AM, 45277, 9329
Sherwin Williams : 8800

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