What Colour for the widebody?

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by jaymanek, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. talbir

    talbir MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,692
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Location:
    Nr Heathrow

    Dieselman, assuming too much as always....:) ...where did i say Gemballa had no paint code...i said they probably do, no-one else would have that code. It's what's called bespoke paint.

    Anyway, if they don't have a code, it's my problem. Back to Jay's blue and black show ;)



    talbir
     
  2. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Messages:
    34,206
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Car:
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    Ha ha, again talbir, you're on the funnies roll today.

    To my comment
    You said

    Either you are confusing the idea of a paint being bespoke as in not used by a manufacturer or you meant it didn't have a code.
    If you meant it has a code and was simply not a manufacturers colour option, why bother passing comment about having to prove it did.
    Once the paint is made it has a code, it was probably made to a manufacturers code, otherwise it could be very difficult to make the customers choice.

    And as usual you argue your point and try to dominate people until there is nowhere to go with it and you're in a corner, then say...back on topic...

    You have an intersting way of spreading information and helping people, which as you may notice I've been doing instead of harping on about how great it is that styling companies having bespoke paint jobs in colours Jay isn't interested in.

    As an aside, how do you know for sure that the Gemballa you are buying hasn't had any paintwork, even stone chips touched in.?
     
  3. Howard

    Howard MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    18,624
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Location:
    Toad Hall
    Car:
    CLS 500 / A 150
    Guys ..... come on .... :crazy:

    You could always email Ewe Gemballa and ask about paint codes and what they did with them , if you are that bothered about it ....

    I think Vlad has his email address , you could ask ....
     
  4. NW_Merc

    NW_Merc Banned

    Messages:
    5,918
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2005
    Location:
    Over here, sometimes over there
    Car:
    1994 Mercedes C180 classic
    Talbir, seeing that I am so non-understanding maybe you can explain to me what is meant by the phrase 'kissing your boot'. You also fail to pay attention to the fact that I discussed with another member the fact that you are still liable to damage your precious Gemballa even when moving the vehicle around. The comment made was to do with your paintcode and matching it if your car did get damaged. Also I made a point in my opinion, which, seeing as the forum is a place to voice opinions even if that may not agree with you, I am allowed to do.
     
  5. talbir

    talbir MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,692
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Location:
    Nr Heathrow
    Diesleman.....my first contribution to this thread was a picture of a blue black w126 ? That's the kind of colour Jay alluded too so i did that. Not sure what you mean by colours Jay isn't interested in. Jay said Black with a bit of blue...

    Bespoke for me means something that is created by the tuner and remains unique to them, i.e. is not for sharing with any other tuner or manufacturer.


    talbir
     
  6. MBK

    MBK Active Member

    Messages:
    756
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Bespoke is employed in a variety of applications to mean an item custom-made to the buyer's specification.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    jaymanek

    jaymanek Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

    Messages:
    16,412
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Location:
    Nuneaton Warwickshire
    Car:
    Lots of Mercedes!
    anyway, i think so far its down to the more modern blacks..

    The chromite looks good in pics... but the maybach caspian seems a good choice too...

    ill get some made up and post the results when i do...

    In the meantime any other suggestions welcome..
     
  8. talbir

    talbir MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,692
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Location:
    Nr Heathrow
    Jay - cannot recall the detail, are you keeping the chrome as-is or de-chroming ?

    The gille insert section would look color-coded to the color you choose.

    cheers
    T
     
  9. OP
    OP
    jaymanek

    jaymanek Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

    Messages:
    16,412
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Location:
    Nuneaton Warwickshire
    Car:
    Lots of Mercedes!
    I am coding the bottom half... i.e all bumpers and mouldings.. the grill and top chrome trims I am leaving...

    I wanted a balance but an all black car would look too much..
     
  10. DITTRICH

    DITTRICH MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,675
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    S205 C200SE & W202 C230K
    For such a unique vehicle, a unique finish is called for IMHO. There is a US company Alsacorp which produces wierd and unique paints including metallics and paints which change colour. However, I'd suggest consulting some professional auto paint people who would be able to explain the possibilities. I imagine a car that was largely black at night and then subtly changed colour in daylight or when the temperature increased would look pretty cool - and allow you the luxury of 2 colours under different circumstances.
    My 2p as usual.
    Les
     
  11. Mudster

    Mudster MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,509
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Location:
    Surrey
    Car:
    2008 A150 SE Classic, 2007 Saab 9-3 Sportwagon
    The widebody kit is in itself quite daring, theres a fine line between between a nice custom build something over the top.

    Be careful with the colour, on this car, less is more, mainly as the shape already has so much detail in it to start with.
     
  12. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Messages:
    34,206
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Car:
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    Jay, you can order any paint in spray can or touch up pencil for a test.

    Spray can no is A0009863050 then the 4 digit colour code
    Touch up pencil is A0009862350 then the 4 digit colour code

    Blue start with 5, black with 0.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2009
  13. Dee-124CAB

    Dee-124CAB MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,398
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    Location:
    West London
    Car:
    Mercs Mercs Mercs....
    If you want the X factor, Jay.....why not go for some veriation of candy apple blue, with all the interior done in white, with blue piping...... & all in keeping with the cars (& the kit, for that matter) 80's heritage!!
     
  14. MBManInKen

    MBManInKen MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,375
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    Mercedes S500 LWB (V220)
    Good idea - I'm not sure how expensive this will be, but I think it would be a good idea to spray the colour on a fairly large chunk of metal to get a good idea of what it looks like. Remember that unless your PC screen is calibrated, there can be a significant difference between an on-screen colour and the same colour on a car. :)
     
  15. grober

    grober MB Master

    Messages:
    27,938
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Location:
    Perth, Scotland
    Car:
    W204 C200CDI Estate
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2009
  16. OP
    OP
    jaymanek

    jaymanek Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

    Messages:
    16,412
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Location:
    Nuneaton Warwickshire
    Car:
    Lots of Mercedes!
    Cant find the code for that majestic but also looks good... Ill order the spray cans tomorrow.. they come in at around £10 each..
     
  17. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Messages:
    34,206
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Car:
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    MB cans are small and come with lacquer, you could try Halfords cans.
    I along with other members have been impressed with their colour matching. Their 744 was more accurate than MB cans.
     
  18. OP
    OP
    jaymanek

    jaymanek Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

    Messages:
    16,412
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Location:
    Nuneaton Warwickshire
    Car:
    Lots of Mercedes!
    Just phoned them, apparently they can do it today whil i wait... anyone have a code for this majestic black?
     
  19. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Messages:
    34,206
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Car:
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    Found a list of codes which shows it to be 112.

    Might be worth cross referencing a few to be sure it's correct.

    025 Designo Black Met
    029 Designo Silver Met
    031 Chromaflair Met
    032 Mystic Blue Prl
    033 Mocha Black Met
    034 Varicolor lii Met
    037 Mystic Red Met
    038 Mystic White Prl
    039 Mauritius Blue Met
    040 Black
    041 Designo Graphite Met
    041 Graphite Green Met
    042 Designo Bronze Met
    042 Havanna Met
    043 Designo Chablis Met
    112 Majestic Black Met
    153 Snow White
    182 Almandine Black Met
    185 Jade Black Met
    189 Black Opal Met
    197 Obsidian Black Met
    345 Orion Blue Met
    347 Horizon Blue Met
    349 Alpine Rain Met
    353 Platinum Blue Met
    357 Cadet Blue Met
    359 Capri Blue Met
    368 Flint Gray Met
    375 Atoll Blue Met
    391 Horizon Blue Met
    474 Verde Brook Met
    487 Paprika Met
    541 Storm Red Met
    544 Barolo Red Met
    548 Firemist Met
    567 Bordeaux Red Met
    589 Jupiter Red
    590 Mars Red
    597 Saturn Red Met
    693 Desert Silver Met
    696 Night Black
    723 Pewter Met
    744 Brilliant Silver Met
    747 Granite Gray Met
    748 Comet Gray Met
    755 Steel Gray Met
    761 Polar Silver Met
    762 Diamond Silver Met
    768 Diamond Black Met
    775 Iridium Silver Met
    791 Dune Beige Met
    816 Everest Green Met
    904 Midnight Blue
    946 Aegean Blue Met
    950 Caspian Blue Met
    960 Alabaster White
    963 Iridium Gray Met
    977 Laurit Silver Met


    EDIT:

    Just put 112 into MB EPC and it comes up with Chromite Black metallic, so I think we have the answer.

    Also just checked 904 which comes back as 904u..Midnight Blue and 9040 Deep Black.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009
  20. OP
    OP
    jaymanek

    jaymanek Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

    Messages:
    16,412
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Location:
    Nuneaton Warwickshire
    Car:
    Lots of Mercedes!
    112U is chromite!!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.