Ditzler code 3279 - red
This red automotive paint color is most commonly known as Candy Apple Red. Another common paint color promotional name is Candyapple Red. The color formulation has been used between 1980 and 1998, primarily by Ford; but also by Lincoln and Mercury. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Ford Truck, MarkV, Bronco, and Thunderbird. See the full detailed list below.

3279 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 3279
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Usage list of Ditzler paint code 3279 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1980Ford2KCandy Apple Red
1980FordBronco2KCandy Apple Red
1980FordFord Truck2KCandy Apple Red
1980FordThunderbird2KCandy Apple Red
1980LincolnMarkV2KCandy Apple Red
1980MercuryMercury2KCandy Apple Red
1981Ford2KCandy Apple Red
1981FordBronco2KCandyapple Red
1981FordFord Truck2KCandy Apple Red
1981MercuryMercury2KCandy Apple Red
1982Ford2KCandy Apple Red
1982FordFord Truck2KCandy Apple Red
1982LincolnLincoln2KCandy Apple Red
1982LincolnMarkV2KCandy Apple Red
1983FordFord Truck2KCandy Apple Red
1984FordFord Truck2KCandy Apple Red
1987FordFord Truck2KCandy Apple Red
1988FordFord Truck2KCandy Apple Red
1989FordFord Truck2KCandy Apple Red
1990FordFord TruckEUCandy Apple Redmedium heavy duty truck
1991FordFord TruckEUCandy Apple Redmedium heavy duty truck
1992FordFord TruckEUCandy Apple Redmedium heavy duty truck
1993FordFord TruckEUCandy Apple Redmedium heavy duty truck
1994FordFord TruckEU,2KCandy Apple Red
1995FordFord TruckEUCandy Apple RedMedium/Heavy Duty Truck
1997FordFord TruckEU,2KCandy Apple Red
1998FordEU,2KCandy Apple Red

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Ford : M5681
Make/Year Code : 2K, EU
PPG/Ditzler : 3279
Dupont : C8053
Sherwin Williams : 30538
RM/BASF : 11443
Glasurit : FDU-5681

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