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    interior colors

    I'm having problems here- 500e 1993


    What darn color is my vinyl and leather? It's grey.

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    I'm redoing the B pillars, and going to replace the bolster section of the driver seat- which will be leather(again- looking for color help).
    I'd like to have some materials handy as my friend has contacts into that world. I'm trying to minimize down time.

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    Re: interior colors

    Your grey interior would be color code 278.

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    Re: interior colors

    Different materials (leather, plastic, vinyl) are all gray, but may have slightly different shades of gray. (Insert 50 jokes here.) If you are picky about an exact match you'll need to bring samples of what you currently have. Sun fading doesn't help either...

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    Re: interior colors

    I resprayed my Grey C126 bits (replaced leather with GAHH seat covers. I did plastic, vinyl and carpet. I used Duplicolor medium grey. The counterpart for the SEM is good too. Vinyl and plastic paint, and I used Isopropyl alcohol to clean very well, air dry. 2-3 light coats, then I used the Aerospace 303 lightly for the sun protection. Its been 5 years now and they look as good as new.
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    Re: interior colors

    The gray as used in the 124, 126 and 107 on the interior plastics seems to be very susceptible to UV radiation and sun-induced fading.

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    Re: interior colors

    Creame/beige and/or Parchment too. I think black fares the best.

    I've begun spraying the plastics in the crème car with thoughts of your experience nocfn, trying various shades on old cracked pieces. It's difficult to know the difference in shades that various trim had from new, if any. I'm going with what looks good to my eyes. I use alchohol (there, I said it) to clean everything before paint.

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    Re: interior colors

    Ok,

    I think part of the difference is same color and different grain embossment.
    I've done the Sems before and they could look up a color for most interior colors. My truck nothing premixed matched, but a local paint Store mixes 8oz.

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    Re: interior colors

    278 is the interior color or the leather?

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    Re: interior colors

    278 is the code MB uses for the interior color grey [leather]. Whether there is an identifier in the upholstery world for the particular shade of grey is beyond me.

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    Re: interior colors

    Quote Originally Posted by sheward View Post
    Creame/beige and/or Parchment too. I think black fares the best.

    I've begun spraying the plastics in the crème car with thoughts of your experience nocfn, trying various shades on old cracked pieces. It's difficult to know the difference in shades that various trim had from new, if any. I'm going with what looks good to my eyes. I use alchohol (there, I said it) to clean everything before paint.

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    IIRC we talked about the shades of SEM for facelift plastics in “parchment and the like”. I have done a dead foot pedal, triangles for door plates and the piece over the armrest mount. I looked at several colors and settled on the one.
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    interior colors

    If you look at any data card you will see the three digit interior color code. Look at my data card repro thread for examples.

    The specific codes and their translations for the interior and exterior color codes are located in the Wiki.

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