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Old 09-09-2013, 04:54 PM
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paint color confusion

I have a 2000 E320 Wagon, I am going to do a little paint work and here is where the trouble starts. I gave Mercedes my VIN and they said the car was painted "189U "Green Black Metallic" well I didn't think this sounded correct so the second one they said it was is 189 "Emerald Black" Which I assume is Mercedes designation. Napa DuPont paint codes say it is DB189 "Black Opal Pearl Metallic" So I had it scanned and that said it was a royal blue. Well it does have a bit of green metallic in it. Anyway, now I am really confused. Anyone here know what it should be? The code under the hood says 189A C, I assume the "C" is for Clear.
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:31 AM
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This link says black opal metallic

All Mercedes-Benz C Colors | GTCarLot.com

Black Opal Metallic 2003 Mercedes-Benz C Gallery | GTCarLot.com - Car Color Galleries

You could try one of those VIN generators and see what is actually assigned to the VIN rather than a plate on the car.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:06 AM
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That color looks right, I haven't been able to find one single VIN generators that works yet. Always says my car is not in the database or just simply doesn't work period.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:14 AM
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Does this one work?

Russian VIN site - not working
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:23 AM
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Stretch, tried the MB decoder .... says it couldn't decode my VIN
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:35 AM
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Googled: Mercedes Benz paint codes 1988 and voila!

This was SO easy to find, forget your VIN, enter year, type and class, voila!!

1988 Mercedes-Benz All Models Colors of Touch Up Paint
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:16 AM
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This thread (on the other side) has a few possible alternatives

New VIN decoder - Page 3 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Sometimes you get lucky. Some numbers just don't work on these sites. If that is the case going to see the dealer is probably the next best option.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:22 AM
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Oh see from the other thread (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tools-tricks-supplies/145136-paint-codes-leather-codes.html) you've already been to the dealer.

In that case on your side of the water there's a Mercedes classic centre somewhere in California that people often talk about these people have access to the build information in Germany.
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