In Reply to: Paint Code For SOS Gold Demonstartor posted by Tim Daley(MI) on October 16, 2015 at 07:54:35:
Need some clarification as to the Martin-Senour number given. It would be helpful to know what the Ford M-# and sales name(s) area.
For 1959, here is what I have in my lists for a gold color from T-bird and Lincoln:
Data plate codes: K (T-bird), 92 (Lincoln)
Sales Name: Sandstone Metallic (Gold)(T-bird), Burnished Gold Poly (Lincoln)
Ford M-#: 1073
Ditzler Lacquer/Enamel - DAL/DQE 21648
DuPont Dulux # - 181-17009
Martin Senour Lacuqer - 30Y-2912 (Acrylic)
Martin Senour Synthol - 90T-3593
Obviously, the Martin Senour numbers I have listed do not match the one in the Ford-Fordson collector article. This probably means another paint line/material (i.e. a different type of lacquer or enamel) was referenced. And regretfully, these numbers won't help with today's formulations other than to be able to find an old color chip to attempt a match with. I do have a few additional resources to check, though, to narrow down what the Lincoln color/Ford M-# was.