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Old 03-28-2010, 09:55 PM
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I'd like to know if the paint info found at the bottom of the RPO sheet is the same for all silver cars made in 1985 or if there was a difference between silver and met. silver. The info of my met. silver IROC is as follows: Enamel WA - L8547 08547. From what I understand met. silver was a one-year color.

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(GM built 180,018 Camaros in 85. Only 11,684 of them were in silver. The 21+ thousand IROC's were sprayed in five colors, to include silver. Those factors could lead to the rarity of silver IROC's--and the fact that I've never seen another one.)

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I have a 85 grey camaro, I can't take pictures until this weekend.
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:19 PM
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Gray or Met. Silver?

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My silver '85 IROC:

Enamel WA- L8547 U8547



Silver was available in other years too, just not on the IROC-Z. My '84 Z-28 is a similar silver, but the paint code is not the same.
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Re: Silver 1985 Camaro Owners

I did some digging in my old paint chip books. I have every year GM '79-'91, except for '90 (PPG).

The silver used on '82 F-body was a carry-over from the '81 model year.
The '83-'84 F-body used another shade of silver, but two different codes depending on which plant manufactured the car (enamel vs. water based).
The '85 F-body had it's own shade of silver, and also had two different codes for enamel/water.
There was also another shade of silver for GM vehicles that year, it must have been for base/clear vehicles. This code was also listed for the '86 F-body. It was also used in later Chevrolet vehicles, along with a couple other codes for silver (they look basically the same).

I also noticed that in the years with two different codes depending on enamel/water based, the same color could look drastically different, especially in '84.

So yes, the '85 Camaro had it's own silver color. One code for enamel, and another for water-based.
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On a related topic, does anyone know what the paint code is for the silver ground effects on an 85 Z-28?
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On a related topic, does anyone know what the paint code is for the silver ground effects on an 85 Z-28?
I can look that up too, shortly.
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On a related topic, does anyone know what the paint code is for the silver ground effects on an 85 Z-28?
WA 7448, also code #16, the PPG number is 3308
-This is actually the same code used on the '82 Camaros, as the body color.
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WA 7448, also code #16, the PPG number is 3308
-This is actually the same code used on the '82 Camaros, as the body color.
Thanks for posting the ground effects color code.

And yes, Silver IROCs are pretty rare.
I remember seeing a lot of IROCs in the late 80s, they seemed to be everywhere. But most were Red or Blue. I remember some Black ones and a few Yellow, but I can't remember ever seeing Silver.
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This is the best web site I have found for paint codes. http://firebirdattitude.com/cgi-bin/...r=1985&rows=50 Note there are three codes that are silver for 1985 GM cars. WA8547 silver enamel. WA8602 silver water base and WA8535 silver lacquer. I hopes this helps.
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Here is the rpo list on my silver 85 IROC-Z. I dont know how well it turned out in the pic, so sorry if you cant read it. I dont know to much about the silver cars, so if theres something good on there let me know. I hope this helps in some way.
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Here is a pic of the car.
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Here is the rpo list on my silver 85 IROC-Z. I dont know how well it turned out in the pic, so sorry if you cant read it. I dont know to much about the silver cars, so if theres something good on there let me know. I hope this helps in some way.
Yours must have been built in California, you have the paint code for water-based paint.
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Yours must have been built in California, you have the paint code for water-based paint.
Is that good or bad ?
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Yours must have been built in California, you have the paint code for water-based paint.
Confused here also.

Did all Van Nuys camaros get water based paints and the Norwood cars ge "other" paint???

Mine is a Van Nuys camaro!
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Confused here also.

Did all Van Nuys camaros get water based paints and the Norwood cars ge "other" paint???

Mine is a Van Nuys camaro!
According to my old PPG book, yes. It seems this was the case with some of the colors, but not all.
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