Ford code M3202 M3202A - 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.

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 M3202 (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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