Ford code M3065 M3065A - blue
This blue automotive paint color is most commonly known as Gulfstream Aqua. Other common color promotional names include Dark Aqua, Madras Blue, Dark Bright Aqua, and Young Turquoise. The color formulation has been used between 1968 and 1970, primarily by Ford; but also by Mercury and Lincoln. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Mustang, Falcon, Comet, Fairlane, Galaxie, Thunderbird, and Cougar. See the full detailed list below.

Ford paint manufacturing codes come in two forms, the short 1 to 3 digit model/year code which changes frequently and the longer 4 digit code which starts with the letters "M", "WT", or "MX70x". M are production paints, WT and MX are commercial or special order. These longer codes don't change over the years for a particular paint formulation; therefore, it is the best code to track the usage of Ford paint. 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. For Ford, this longer 4 digit paint code is often not found printed anywhere on the vehicle. Many times it is coded on the factory build sheet which may have stayed with the vehicle after production and is sometimes found under the interior carpet or rear seat. Factory repaint or special order paints may have the 4 digit paint code hand written on the radiator shroud with a wax pen.

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Usage list of Ford paint code M3065 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1968FordFGulfstream Aqua
1968FordFairlaneFGulfstream Aqua
1968FordFalconFGulfstream Aqua
1968FordGalaxieFGulfstream Aqua
1968FordMustangFGulfstream Aqua
1968MercuryCometFMadras Blue
1968MercuryCougarFMadras Blue
1968MercuryMercuryFMadras Blue
1969FordFGulfstream Aqua
1969FordFairlaneFGulfstream Aqua
1969FordFalconFGulfstream Aqua
1969FordGalaxieFGulfstream Aqua
1969FordMustangFGulfstream Aqua
1969MercuryCometFDark Aqua
1969MercuryMercuryFDark Aqua
1970FordFDark Bright Aqua
1970FordFalconFYoung Turquoise
1970FordMustangFGulfstream AquaShelby only
1970FordThunderbirdFDark Aqua
1970LincolnLincolnFDark Aqua
1970MercuryMercuryFDark Aqua

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Ford : M3065
Chrysler/Dodge : DT8816
Make/Year Code : F
PPG/Ditzler : 13329
Dupont : 4868, 4868LH, 4868A, 4868D, 4968D
Acme/Rogers : 5462
Martin Senour : 1754
Sherwin Williams : 2692
Arco : L-5228G, AE-4123G, 4123G, S-9405G, 6215G
RM/BASF : E1942, A1942

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