Ditzler code 2046 - orange brown
This orange brown automotive paint color is most commonly known as Indian Fire. Other common color promotional names include Burnt Orange, Original Cinnamon, and Indian Fire Red. The color formulation has been used between 1969 and 1970, primarily by Ford; but also by Mercury and Lincoln. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Falcon, Thunderbird, Mustang, Comet, Cougar, Fairlane, and Galaxie. See the full detailed list below.

2046 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 in the 2000 to 9990 range were primarily used on new paint formulations from 1969 to 2003. They serve as a great way to track the usage of paint.


Example of the color Ditzler 2046
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Usage list of Ditzler paint code 2046 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1969FordYIndian Fire
1969FordFairlaneYIndian Fire
1969FordFalconYIndian Fire
1969FordGalaxieYIndian Fire
1969FordMustangYIndian Fire Red
1969FordThunderbirdYIndian Fire
1969LincolnLincolnYBurnt Orange
1969MercuryCometYBurnt Orange
1969MercuryCougarYBurnt Orange
1969MercuryMercuryYBurnt Orange
1970FordOOriginal Cinnamon
1970FordFalconOOriginal Cinnamon

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Ford : M3202
Make/Year Code : O, Y
PPG/Ditzler : 2046
Dupont : 4972M, 4972LM, 4972DM, 4972, 4972AM
Acme/Rogers : 5591
Martin Senour : 1838
Sherwin Williams : 2828
Arco : AE-4153H, 6273H, S-9509H, L-5332H, 4153H

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