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Old 08-04-2005, 07:47 AM
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Can anyone help me with a paint color code?

Can anyone help me with a paint code? I am re-doing my 85 and want to paint it this color. I know many of you don't aprove of color changes but with Wisconsin salt/rust I am not "ruining" a classic.
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:18 AM
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Go to paintscratch.com and fill in the Make and Year of your vehicle.

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Old 08-04-2005, 04:15 PM
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Is there something wrong with your eyes? It's blue!

I'll run the VIN through the EPC when I get home and post the paint code. Or someone will beat me to it.

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Old 08-04-2005, 06:18 PM
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Is there something wrong with your eyes? It's blue!

I'll run the VIN through the EPC when I get home and post the paint code. Or someone will beat me to it.

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Heres something that might help, some text I wrote for MB Garage newsletter. I like Nautical Blue personally (because my newest acquisition is that color):

"Mercedes has always “shown their colors” when it comes to painting their cars.
No other car manufacturer has come close to the achievements in color that Mercedes has. Looking at just one of the popular colors groups (blue) we find 65 different paint codes, although a few are the same colors re-formulated to modern paint standards.
Not all of these shades are available on new cars today but if you happen to own a Mercedes that was painted with a discontinued color you can still have it repainted with paint of the same shade, thanks to color codes, a system that allows paint manufacturers to produce a particular shade at any time. Raising the hood on any Mercedes you will find a code plate, on it are various codes that identify the body style, options, type of engine, interior colors, paint color and even where the paint was made.

Looking over the descriptions of some of the various shades it is obvious that Mercedes has worked hard at making available a great variety of colors for discriminating car buyers. We wonder what shade Picasso or Monet would have liked best if they drove a Mercedes?"

BLUES

312 labrador blue
317 grey blue (graublau)
320 blue (blau)
332 dark blue (dunkelblau)
334 light blue (hellblau)
335 mercedesblau
341 aquamarine blue (aquamarinblau)*
345 orion blue
348 ice blue (pearl blue) (perlblau)*
350 medium blue (mittelblau)
352 bahama blue
353 light blue (hellblau)
353 platinum blue (recent)
355 diamond blue (diamintblau)*
356 light blue (hellblau)
359 tanzanite blue (tansanitblau)
359 capri blue (recent)
366 azurite blue (azuritblue)*
380 delphinblau
387 blue (blau)*
396 medium blue (mittelblau)*
420 light blue (hellblau)
900 deep blue (surfblau)
903 blue (blau)
904 midnight blue (dark blue) (dunkelblau)
906 grey blue (graublau)*
917 aqua (aquablau)
920 deep blue (tiefblau)
922 pastel blue (pastellblau)
929 nautical blue (nautikblau)*
930 silver blue*
931 magnetite blue (magnetitblau)*
932 lapis blue (lapisblau)*
933 deep-sea blue (tiefseeblau)*
934 china blue (chinablau)
940 marine blue
941 (aragonitblau)
945 lapis blue (lapisblau)
946 aegean blue
949 cascade blue (kaskadenblau)
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Old 08-04-2005, 06:33 PM
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That is 940, or marine blue. Thank you MB Russia VIN decoder!
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:31 PM
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That's a nice color... post pic's if you go for it....
I was thinking of turning my 300D into a Woody...like the old beach cruisers.... Anyone ever do that???
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:03 PM
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Mine is Silver. I want to change to the blue. The link I posted was just to show the color I want to go with mine.
I am deffinately repainting it, the only question is if I want the extra work of door jams, trunk jams, under the hood, etc, that goes along with it.
I am starting the work this weekend. I ought to get a digital camera for pictures.
My car is nothing special, it has the typical issues. I got it so I could run homebrew Biodiesel in it, so far 14 weeks on B100. Thats about 8000 miles.
I would like it to last another 5-10 years. My jack points are pretty solid but my wheel wells are gone. I have a metal fabricator making me new ones.
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:25 PM
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The original paint code for the VIN is 940.

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