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Genuine Mercedes Touch Up Paint

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Ron240, Nov 21, 2020.

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    I have found a small stone chip on the front of my car so I need some Polar White touch up paint. I always buy the manufacturer touch up paint for my cars so I went looking for Mercedes paint.
    I was a bit surprised to find that the genuine paint seems to be around £25, but then I seen an ebay seller mercedesbenzofnewcastle had it for £15.49. :)
    That's great I thought...until I seen there is a postage charge of £7.42 :shock:
    I dont understand why the Mercedes paint is so expensive. o_O
    Can anybody offer any suggestions where I might find the genuine Mercedes touch up paint a bit cheaper please...or is that pretty much the price of it?
     
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    Theres alot on ebay for about £7. I bought 1 for my Ford kuga and 1 for my c207 , both were a very good match tbh.

    Very surprised at the geordies asking for pnp, they don't usually...??
     
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    fancy show rooms & free drinks in the waiting area need paying for by someone .... ;)
     
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    haha yes....this does indeed cover a multitude of sins.
    I used to think Audi spares were expensive, but Mercedes had to go one better(worse).
    Just for comparison 18 months ago I bought Audi Ara Blue touch up paint which is a special crystal effect paint and looks amazing - price including delivery from an official Audi source was £16. I still have it....never needed to use it.
    Polar White is a bog standard solid paint.
    But hey....I drive a Mercedes now so them's the breaks as they say. :D
     
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    I have just sent a message. :)
     
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    I believe that while can be a bugger to match. EmilysGrandad used to drive for a place that had a white DS420 .... just about every panel was a different colour :D
     
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    Yes I seen them when searching earlier, and as you say a fraction of the official MB price.
    I just prefer to stick with the official branded touch up paints though, always have done.
    Sometimes they are never even used, but I lilke to be prepared for these things and have built up a nice wee collection over the years because I tend not to throw them away.
    I still have a 90's Ford colour called Cuirass which is a lovely shade of blue metallic, and i discovered it is a good match for touching up the worktop in my kitchen where I accidentally bashed the edge....twice! :oops:
     
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    I still have a touch up paint for my 73 MKIII Cortina ..... no idea what it's like as I can't get the screw top off :D and I've a twin can pack from Vauxhall, never opened, for my C Reg 1985 Carlton :rolleyes:
     
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    You have my respect, in both age of paint and the car because I love Cortinas. :)
    That easily beats me because the absolute oldest touch up paint I still have is from 1986 which is Rover Moonraker Blue. Again a very lovely blue metallic but completely different to other one I have.
     
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    Forgot to say that my MKIII paint is Roman Bronze ..... same as the Cortina in Life on Mars. It disguised the rust very well! :D:D
     
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    Yep a beautiful colour and an excellent series. Love the Gene Hunt character and the later series where he fired up the Quattro. :D
    Regarding Life on Mars and the GXL, Im sure I read something wasnt quite right with that car and it didnt have the correct interior?
     
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    Yes ... IIRC the car was a bit of a mish mash of early GXL & later 2000E ie it had tinted glass from the later car. Not sure if we ever saw the interior .... tunnel dash or later MKIV/V style :):):D:D
     
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    Yes without googling it I remember 2000E being mentioned and also Mk.4 interior.
    It looked great anyway...a real blast from the past. :cool:
     
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    the 4 headlight GXL looked far nicer than the later square headlight cars ..... ;)
     
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    That's what I was meaning, the GXL in Life on Mars was a real blast from the past and by far the best looking of all the Mk.3's. I always admired the GXL. :cool:
     
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    My Mk1 Fiesta was Roman Bronze over Solar Gold...:p:D

    I just chucked out a Violane touch up from my W210 as it had set solid.
     

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