Ditzler code IM1 - blue
This blue automotive paint color is most commonly known as Coolie Blue. The color formulation has been used between 1928 and 1933, primarily by Chevrolet; but also by Hupmobile, Chrysler. See the full detailed list below. The use of this paint is for main body and trim color.

IM1 is a paint code for PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass) who has been providing automotive paints since 1924 (originally Ditzler Color Company subsidiary acquired in 1928). PPG/Ditzler codes starting with the letters "IM" indicate Ditz-Lac colored lacquers and polychromatics (fine aluminum powder added) and were used before 1940. IM1 is the very special color, it is the first paint Ditzler/PPG assigned to the IM prefix code list.


Example of the color Ditzler IM1
Ditzler code IM1 - blue
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Usage list of Ditzler paint code IM1 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1928ChevroletChevroletCoolie Bluebody (wheels IM2), Coupe model
1929ChevroletChevroletCoolie Bluebody (wheels IM2), Coupe model
1929HupmobileCoolie Blue
1930ChevroletChevroletCoolie Blue
1930ChevroletChevrolet34Coolie Bluewheels IM1 also, molding IM2
1930ChryslerCoolie Bluebeads and molding
1930HupmobileCoolie Blue
1931ChryslerCoolie Blue
1931HupmobileCoolie Blue
1932ChevroletChevrolet121Coolie Bluespring, lower & upper, wheel black
1933ChevroletChevrolet135Coolie Blueupper & lower, wheels Black

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Make/Year Code : 34, 135, 121
PPG/Ditzler : IM1
Dupont : 246-5253

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