Ford code M5841 M5841A - brown
This brown automotive paint color is most commonly known as Light Fawn. The color formulation has been used only in 1982, primarily by Lincoln; but also by Ford. We have records of this color appearing only on the model of MarkV. 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.


Example of the color Ford M5841
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Usage list of Ford paint code M5841 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1982Ford5ZLight Fawn
1982LincolnLincoln5ZLight Fawn
1982LincolnMarkV5ZLight Fawn

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Ford : M5841
Make/Year Code : 5Z
PPG/Ditzler : 3484
Dupont : 5363, C8214
RM/BASF : 12780D
Glasurit : FDU-5841

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