1996 Ford Sapphire Blue paint
This blue automotive paint color is most commonly known as Sapphire Blue. Another common paint color promotional name is Bright Sapphire. The color formulation has been used between 1995 and 2001, primarily by Ford; but also by Mazda. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Ford Truck, Ranger, Explorer, Mustang, and Bronco. See the full detailed list below.

The short model/year code for this paint in 1996, is JA. The longer Ford paint manufacturing code is M6704 or M6704A. Ford production paint codes starting with M are usually followed by a 4 digit number and the letter "A" indicating its an exterior paint. The same code ending in the letter "G" is common for interior paints. These longer manufacturing codes are useful for tracking paint usage.

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Usage list 1996 Ford Sapphire Blue paint (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1995FordJABright Sapphire
1995FordBroncoJASapphire Blue
1995FordExplorerJASapphire Blue
1995FordFord TruckJASapphire BlueBronco Explorer Light Truck Ranger
1995FordMustangJASapphire BlueGT/GTS only
1995FordRangerJASapphire Blue
1995MazdaJASapphire BlueTruck
1996FordExplorerJASapphire Blue
1996FordFord TruckJASapphire BlueExplorer Ranger
1996FordRangerJASapphire Blue
1996MazdaJABright SapphireTruck
1997FordFord TruckJASapphire BlueExplorer Ranger
1997FordRangerJASapphire Blue
1997MazdaJABright SapphireTruck
2000MazdaJA,14JBright SapphireTruck
2001Mazda14J,JABright Sapphire

Paint Manufacturer Codes
PPG/Ditzler : 4982
Dupont : B9507
RM/BASF : 25081, 21871
Glasurit : FDU-6704, FDU-JA

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