Touch up paint code/colour??

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  1. moog999

    moog999 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Chaps....got some flaking paint of the offside passenger door handle I want to touch up.

    Just wanted to ask how do I determine what versions of silver my car is (2011 s212).

    Can anyone point me to a link to a touch up kit that'll match.....it doesn't need to be a perfect job byw.
     
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    Post your vin or reg and I’ll check ;)

    You can get touch up paint from the dealer for £13ish or Chipex is good too :)
     
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    moog999 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Cheers matey.

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    Your paint as given in the datacard is

    BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC CLEAR COAT PAINT (775U)

    Halfords sell the spray cans for MB paints.
     
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    Excellent, thank you.
     
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    I bought a can at my local car store yesterday £4.99 listed as Mercedes Iridium Silver, matches a treat, the code on the car is 744
     
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    It’s cheap isnt it?? For a custom mixed spray can and a can of lacquer?? (Aerosol)
     
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    744 is Brilliant silver, not Iridium Silver.
    The only reason I know is because its my colour.

    Copied from my datacard
    Paint 1 BRILLIANT SILVER METALLIC (744)
     
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    The dealers sell touch up pens for around a tenner.
     
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    I think he means it still matches well (it is silver after all all be it a slightly different shade) ;)

    I’d still recommend getting the exact paint code though
     
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    Glasurit who were OEM paint suppliers for Mercedes[ maybe still are] used to list up to 10 variations on 744 brilliant silver according to which paint batch was used at the factory. If you go to a motor factors who offer a paint matching service they will come out to their car park with special paint cards to get the best match for your car- they will use that data to custom mix your precise colour. I have always found this to the most accurate method- better than online suppliers using paint codes alone and sometimes even MB themselves for that matter.
     
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    I would agree. The 744 Brilliant silver touch up I bought was a completely different shade to the car.
     
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    Thanks, ordered and should be coming this week. Thinking I'm going to take the door handle off and spray the whole thing rather than touch it up.....assuming I can get the handle off easy enough.
     
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