230T Silver Shade??

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  1. blondebier

    blondebier Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Might sound like a daft question but can anyone tell what shade of silver this is? or tell me where I can check it ? Ideally I'm after the factory paint code/description... is it located anywhere on the car?


    230T

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    Blondebier
     
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    Copied as questions cannot be answered in Gallery.;) ;)
     
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    I would have thought that the paint code would be on the slam panel next to the VIN, under the bonnet.

    If it were a 210 I'd say Brilliant/Atlas but 124s are a mystery to me :)
     
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    Probably Brilliant Silver code 744 as has been said already but being an earlier car it might be Astral Silver code 735. the plastic trim will be a darker shade such as Atlas Grey code 181
    the colour code will be in the vehicle data card at the end of the service book if you still have it?
     
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    You will get the colour from HERE, alternatively have someone run the datacard for you from your VIN number.

    Has anyone noticed that detaili parts site is down.?
     
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    Thanks for moving this one Brian. And thanks for all the replies.

    I'm looking at getting a few little bits done on the car and wanted to get a few quotes/opinions as to what would be the best way of restoring her. I went to visit a bodyshop called Fairlight Coachworks (http://www.fairlightcoachworks.co.uk/) in Peacehaven this morning. The guy I saw came straight out with 744 without even looking... I was impressed. (Turns out it's actually Astral Silver - 735) Not bad for a guess though.

    They have been appointed repairers to the local authority and they have done a few Mercs for Sussex Police.

    He said that they could repair the front wings if I wanted them to, but he said that if I wanted to keep the car it would be best replacing them.

    He checked on his system and he could source them direct from MB, but they were £170 a side. :eek:

    I mentioned the owners club and thought that I'd ask for some advice before going down that route. He didn't mind at all.

    I have seen a few places online that do replicas for about £40 a side, but a few posts on here reckon they don't fit that well and the quality isn't as good.

    Any thoughts?

    I want to get her restored, but don't want to spend silly money. Decisions/Decisions...
     
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