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Old 03-10-2005, 11:31 PM
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300SD fresh from the paint shop today

I only took one pic today.
Next on the list is to get the interior redone, and possibly, a new or rebuilt cruise control amp.
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Old 03-10-2005, 11:52 PM
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what color is that... kinda looks like my smoke silver
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Old 03-10-2005, 11:54 PM
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what color is that... kinda looks like my smoke silver
It's called "silberdistel", or silverthistle green metallic. MB#881.
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Looks Great!
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:54 AM
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looks nice! do that beauty some justice and get some nice new euro headlights to compliment the new paint job!
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It's called "silberdistel", or silverthistle green metallic. MB#881.
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Thanks for clarifying... It's a hot color. I also like the darker green metallic color on the w126's... like an olive color.
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Great looking car! I think it may be the same color as my 380SL which I thought was Thistle Green. I'm getting ready to paint my 300SD how much is a paint job worth in your neck of the woods?
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Great looking car! I think it may be the same color as my 380SL which I thought was Thistle Green. I'm getting ready to paint my 300SD how much is a paint job worth in your neck of the woods?
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How do you go about finding a really good paint shop? My 300E may need some paint work in a few years and I'm not sure where to start looking for a really good shop. I know I can just look in the phone book, but how do I tell the good and bad shops apart besides looking at some of the cars they've recently painted? Obviously looking at some of their freshly painted examples won't really tell much about how long the new paint will last. I know this from experience because a friend of mine had the hood of his '00 Nissan painted a few years ago. The paint looked great at first, but after a year it started peeling . The shop that did that was recommended by the insurance company , so I'm wasn't surprised.
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How do you go about finding a really good paint shop? My 300E may need some paint work in a few years and I'm not sure where to start looking for a really good shop. I know I can just look in the phone book, but how do I tell the good and bad shops apart besides looking at some of the cars they've recently painted? Obviously looking at some of their freshly painted examples won't really tell much about how long the new paint will last. I know this from experience because a friend of mine had the hood of his '00 Nissan painted a few years ago. The paint looked great at first, but after a year it started peeling . The shop that did that was recommended by the insurance company , so I'm wasn't surprised.
Well, I find that going by word of mouth works best. A good number of people steered us to the particular body shop. They were satisfied with the work they had done to their cars, and the long term effects, and reccommended them to us.

As far as details as asked by the other two members, what more can I say? It was oxidated, and dull all over before the job. Here's before pics of it here.



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Did they just put a layer of apint over it or did they strip, prime, paint, then clearcoat?

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