Thread: correct color
View Single Post
Old 10-30-2003, 02:33 PM
maheath maheath is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 563
There's a metal plate mounted on your radiator support that has a bunch of numbers stamped into it. If, in the lower left corner, you see the number 900 stamped twice, then the official name of your color is "Deep Blue". If it's 929, it's a metallic paint and is officially "Nautical Blue". Oh wait, there's also a non-metallic 904 called "Midnight Blue". From my color samples, it looks almost black.

If it's not one of those numbers, then post the number (or a picture of your radiator plate) and someone will tell you what the official name is.

This is my radiator plate. See where the two 040 numbers are? Those numbers indicate the original color of your car.
Attached Thumbnails
correct color-radiator-plate.jpg  
Mike Heath
1988 560SL Black/Palomino
1988 300SEL Black Pearl/Burgandy
1984 500SEC Anthracite Grey/Palomino
Reply With Quote