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1979 GM 79
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(Dark Carmine : GM : 1978 - 1996)
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PaintRef.com we have records of this paint for over 18 years of use, and across 7 manufacturers/makes.

This code is listed in our database as a cross-reference to PPG codes 3098 or 2-555. The most popular is 3098; therefore, the results below are from that code.

1979 paint by GM with short manufacturer/year paint code of 79. This red automotive paint color is most commonly known as Dark Carmine. Other common color promotional names include Claret, Red, and Dark Red. The color formulation has been used between 1978 and 1996, primarily by GM; but also by Buick, Chevrolet, Freightliner, GMC, Kenworth, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac. We have records of this color appearing on the model of Freightliner Truck and Kenworth Truck. See the full detailed list below.

The short make/year code for this paint on a 19478 in 1979, is 79. The code 79 is unique to this paint color formulation for this year; therefore, the code can be used along with the manufacturer and year to specify the paint. For example: "79 1979 Oldsmobile". The longer GM paint manufacturing code, sometimes called the "Fisher paint code", is WA7072. This longer manufacturing code is useful for tracking paint usage.

Example of 1979 GM 79
1979 GM 79
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Usage list 1979 GM 79 paint (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
Red|PPG/Dupont Cross-Ref 1990|
Red|PPG/Dupont Cross-Ref 1990|
GM79Dark Carminemetallic, 77-79, |Autocolor Colour Register 1998-1999|
1978BuickBuick79Dark Red
1978ChevroletChevrolet79Dark Carmine
1978ChevroletNova79Dark Carmine
1978GM79Dark Red
1978GMCGMC79Dark CarmineGMC Caballero
1978OldsmobileOldsmobile79Dark Carmine
1978PontiacPontiac79Claret
1979BuickBuick79Dark Carmine
1979ChevroletChevrolet79Dark Carmine
1979GM79Dark Carmine
1979OldsmobileOldsmobile79Dark Carmine
1979PontiacPontiac79Claret
1996Dark Carmine|2003 Autocolor Commercial Transport Color Register|
1996FreightlinerTruckN0558Dark Carmine
1996KenworthTruckL0558Dark Carmine

Paint Manufacturer Codes
GM(Fisher code) : WA7072
Make/Year Code : 79, N0558, L0558
PPG/Ditzler : 3098
Dupont : 45189AW, 45189LM, 45189DM, AH106, 927AJ106, 45189, N558
Sherwin Williams : 8594, 39501
RM/BASF : 79767, 9391, 8697, 9392
Autocolor ICI Nexa : HKG7B, 6072M, HKG7M

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