GM code WA8746 - red
This red automotive paint color is most commonly known as Garnet Red. The color formulation has been used only in 1986, primarily by Oldsmobile; but also by GM, Cadillac, and Buick. 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).

Variations of the exterior paint code WA8746, which may appear on body data tags include: 8746, U8746, and L8746 (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 WA8746
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Usage list of GM paint code WA8746 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1986BuickBuick75Garnet Redbase & clear coat
1986CadillacCadillac75Garnet Redbase & clear coat
1986GM75Garnet Redbase & clear coat
1986OldsmobileOldsmobile75Garnet Redbase & clear coat

Paint Manufacturer Codes
GM(Fisher code) : WA8746
Make/Year Code : 75
PPG/Ditzler : 3900
Dupont : B8606
Sherwin Williams : 35278
RM/BASF : 16018
Glasurit : GM-8746

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