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MERCEDES PAINT CODES

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by vauxhallmaniac, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. vauxhallmaniac

    vauxhallmaniac Senior Member

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    Hi All, ordered my paint today and was asked for my paint code!! its actually three numbers on the vin plate but nothing is printed next to it to confirm its the paint code, thought this list may be helpful to other's who may know the name of the colour but not the code or they can check their vin code to confirm the official mercedes colour name......:D:D

    Mercedes Paint Codes

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    Code Color (* = metallic)
    019 designo red* (crimson metallic*)
    040 black (schwarz)
    050 white (weiss)
    122 pearl grey (perlmattgrau)*
    124 arabian grey (arabergrau)
    125 pearl grey (perlgrau)
    131 pastellweiss
    140 silver grey (silbergrau)
    143 fern white
    147 arctic white (arcticweiss)
    149 polar white (polarweiss)
    153 snow white (schneeweiss), glacier white
    157 beige grey (beigegrau)
    158 white grey (weissgrau)
    160 tropic black*
    162 blue grey (blaugrau)
    164 dark grey (dunkelgrau)
    166 blue grey (blaugrau)
    169 light stone grey (steingrau hell)
    171 stone grey (steingrau)
    172 anthracite grey (anthrazitgrau)*
    173 anthracite grey (anthrazitgrau)
    178 medium grey (mittelgrau)*
    180 silver grey (silbergrau)*
    181 light beige (hellbeige)
    185 melanite black*
    186 cement grey (zementgrau)
    189 greenish-black (emerald black) (black opal) (smaragdsschwarz)*
    190 graphite grey (graphitgrau)
    195 meteor grey (meteorgrau)*
    197 obsidian black*
    199 black pearl (blue-black) (blauschwarz)*
    218 lindgrün
    221 dark green (dunkelgrün)
    226 moss green (moosgrün)
    229 medium green (mittelgrün)
    231 perlmutter grün
    249 spruce green (malachite) (malachit)*
    254 pine green*
    256 crystal green*
    259 forest green (waldgrün)
    260 oasis green (oasengrün)
    261 willow green*
    268 dark green (dunkelgrün) blaugrün?
    269 tourmaline green (turmalingrün)*
    270 blue green (blaugrün)
    272 amazon green (amazonitgrün)*
    274 light green (hellgrün)*
    278 tundra green (tundragrün)
    279 vivianite green (vivianitgrün)*
    282 jungle green (dschungelgrün)*
    291 dark olive (dunkeloliv)
    304 horizon blue (horizontblau)
    312 labrador blue
    317 grey blue (graublau)
    320 blue (blau)
    332 dark blue (dunkelblau)
    334 light blue (hellblau)
    335 mercedesblau
    339 violane (violan)*
    341 aquamarine blue (aquamarinblau)*
    348 ice blue (pearl blue) (perlblau)*
    350 medium blue (mittelblau)
    353 light blue (hellblau), teallite blue
    3538 chassisrot
    355 diamond blue (diamintblau)*
    356 light blue (hellblau)
    359 tanzanite blue (tansanitblau)
    366 azurite blue (azuritblue)*
    375 atoll blue*
    380 delphinblau
    381 violet (floraviolett)
    387 blue (blau)*
    396 medium blue (mittelblau)*
    404 milan brown (milanbraun)*
    406 cayenne orange (cayenneorange)
    408 havana brown (havannabraun)
    409 dark brown (dunkelbraun)
    4100 cement grey (zementgrau)
    412 beige
    419 ikonengold*
    4200 light blue (hellblau)
    422 byzanzgold*
    423 dark tobacco brown (tabakbraun dunkel)
    424 topaz brown (topasbraun)
    427 russet brown
    430 autumn beige (herbstbeige)
    432 havana brown* (also bisonbraun?)
    439 cream (creme)
    441 desert taupe (impala brown) (hellbeige)*
    442 deer brown (rehbraun)
    444 sand beige
    459 maroon brown
    460 dark red brown (dunkelrotbraun)
    461 bronze brown (broncebraun)*
    462 beige*
    463 copper (kupfer)*
    467 sandbeige*
    470 coloradobeige
    473 champagne (champagnermetallic)*
    475 nutria*
    476 golden brown
    479 walnut brown (also moorbraun?)
    480 manganese brown*
    481 blackberry (bornite) (bornit)*
    482 apricot orange
    483 volcanic red (vulcanrot)*
    485 rosewood (rosenholz)*
    501 orient red
    504 english red (englischrot)
    512 garnet red (almadine red) (almandinrot)*
    513 bordeau red (bordeauxrot)
    514 carnelian (agate) red (karneolrot)
    516 medium red (mittelrot)
    519 red, light red (rot)
    525 brilliant red (brillantrot)*
    526 mercedes red (mercedesrot)
    5328 standard blue (standardblau)
    534 fire red (feuerrot)
    538 red brown (rotbraun)
    540 desert red (barolo red) (barolorot)
    541 storm red
    542 dark red (dunkelrot)
    543 strawberry red (erdbeerrot)
    567 maroon (lasurrot)* (also titanite red, titanitrot)*
    568 signal red (signalrot) (hellrot)
    571 brilliant red (rot)*
    572 ruby red (rubin)*
    573 dark bordeau red (dunkelbordeauxrot)
    574 spindelrot
    576 red (rot)
    581 inca red*
    582 imperial red (imperialrot)
    585 mesa red
    587 cabernet red (pajettrot)*
    589 jupiter red
    594 ember red (glutrot)
    597 saturn red*
    606 maple yellow (ahorngelb)
    608 ivory (elfenbein)
    618 mimosa yellow (mimosangelb)
    620 light ivory (hellelfenbein)
    623 light ivory (hellelfinbein)
    6277 standard green (standardgrün)
    6285 pine green (fichtengrün)
    6286 unimog green (unimog-grün)
    630 corn yellow (maisgelb)
    651 pueblo beige
    658 ivory (elfenbein)
    670 light ivory (hellelfenbein)
    673 sahara yellow (saharagelb)
    680 sun yellow
    681 manila beige (also weizengelb?)
    684 pastel beige
    690 light ochre
    691 light yellow (lichtgelb)
    693 travertine beige*
    696 night black
    702 smoke silver (rauchsilber)*
    706 moonlight silver (mondsilber)*
    716 grey beige (graubeige)
    717 papyrus white (papyrosweiss)
    7186 pearl grey (perlgrau)
    7187 standard grey (standardgrau)
    721 onyx grey (onyxgrau)*
    723 cubanite silver (cubanitsilber)*
    726 beige grey (beigegrau)
    728 beige grey (beigegrau)*
    733 phantom grey (phantomgrau)
    735 astral silver (astralsilber)* (bundt style wheels)
    737 classic white (classicweiss)
    740 pastel grey (pastellgrau)
    744 brilliant silver (brillantsilber)* (claimed to be close to new wheels)
    745 crystal silver*
    747 granite grey, perlite grey*
    748 comet grey*
    751 ascot grey (liasgrau)
    752 carrara grey
    753 (tektitgrau)
    760 quartz silver (quarzsilber)*
    761 polar silver*
    791 dune gold*
    801 mangrove green*
    803 moss green
    815 agate green (achatgrün)
    816 agate green, andradite green
    822 forest green
    824 sea green (seegrün)
    825 deep green (tiefgrün)
    834 moss green (moosgrün)*
    858 mesa red?????
    860 green (grün)
    861 silver green (silbergrün)*
    862 pine green (piniengrün)*
    867 kaledoniengrün
    870 nickelgrün
    874 citrus green (citrusgrün)*
    875 mango green
    876 cypress green (zypressengrün)*
    877 blue green (also petrol?)*
    880 cactus green (agavengrün)
    881 thistle green* (also silberdistel?)
    888 teal blue (beryl) (beryll)*
    891 alexandrite green (alexandritgrün)*
    900 deep blue (surfblau)
    903 blue (blau)
    904 midnight blue (dark blue) (dunkelblau)
    906 grey blue (graublau)*
    9147 same as 147 arctic white
    917 aqua (aquablau)
    920 deep blue (tiefblau)
    922 pastel blue (pastellblau)
    929 nautical blue (nautikblau)*
    930 silver blue*
    931 magnetite blue (magnetitblau)*
    932 lapis blue (lapisblau)*
    933 deep-sea blue (tiefseeblau)*
    934 china blue (chinablau)
    940 marine blue
    941 (aragonitblau)
    945 lapis blue (lapisblau)
    949 cascade blue (kaskadenblau)
    958 reef blue*
    960 light ochre????? also alabaster white?
    9963 indium grey* (indiumgrau) AKA C963

    Many of these codes are thanks to Amcon International, MB-Autohaus and Uwe Steinhau and Frank Mallory. Others were originally posted by Jim Baubel. If you have any to add, or any corrections or suggestions, please send them to dan@landiss.com -- thanks!

    The approximate shade of some of these colors can be seen at http://www.landiss.com/560paint.htm. Who wants to help match up the German and English color names?
     
  2. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis Senior Member

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    Also worth knowing is external paint codes are suffixed by U and internal trim codes by A

    Search EPC for 744 and you get dark blue soft top fabric. Search for 744U you get brilliant silver metallic.
    Look for 221 you get Left front seat electrically adjusted, 221A and get leather black/anthracite. Interestingly it doesn't give paint dark green!

    This would suggest the codes change over time?
     
  3. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    So that is why when I resprayed my SL it went blue :-|
     
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    whitenemesis Senior Member

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    Still makes me smile when reading your datacard that you have a dark blue soft top fabric!!
     
  5. Gary Hanson

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    Thanks for posting that. I've got to order some paint tomorrow so it was useful to be able to double check I'd got the right colour.

    I used a Russian Mercedes VIN decoder which quoted the paint code, which confirmed I'd got the correct one off the sticker on the car.
     
  6. bigasotonuk

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    My friends 52 plate ML320CDI had the exact same option, MB tried to explain why it was, did,nt really understand but it seemed to be a well known "glitch" with the EPC. I have a similar spurious option code on my C43/55 as it shows it has heated washer bottle which it has,nt got and never had.
     
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    whitenemesis Senior Member

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    The database is only as accurate as the data entered. A transcription error can occur any time humans are involved!
     
  8. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Yes the Ruskie site was the only one to get my SL500 right, and one must bare in mind that its all MB data and not Ruskie. The new data base still shows 2 differences and they will never get corrected now.

    I must try the CL out on all of them, maybe there are some more goodies that I do not know of :D
     
  9. toby1

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    I stumbled across a German website with paint codes and pictures for older models. Maybe of interest.

    [url="http://www.classicway.de/overview.php?idtitel=farbcode]Clicky clicky[/url]
     
  10. Mic

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    Does anybody know the BS no., or German equivalent, for the blue colour used in the MB oak/laurel leaf bonnet badge/wheel centres?

    Thanks

    Mic
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I do not think that you will find one Mic, they are not items that can be or were painted
     
  12. Mic

    Mic Senior Member

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    Well this is the question I sent to MB Customer services:

    Good Morning

    I am minded to get the callipers of my SL500 painted the same colour blue as the blue in the oak/laurel leaf bonnet badge/wheel centres. Do you have a BS no. or similarly defining code for that particular blue please?

    Thank you for your help.

    Mic

    And this is the response:

    Thank you for contacting the Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Center Maastricht N.V.

    In response to your recent email communication, we can confirm that the colour is 330, however, we only sell this colour as a touch up pen and not in a spray paint.

    They did not provide a BS no. nor a RAL nor a ''whatever'' but it is a start.

    Mic
     
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    I'm a bit confused.......

    My vin hasn't got any paint codes by it.....

    The V5 says the car is silver, but it looks more like light gold.

    Here's the VIN in case anyone can help throw some light on this for me - I'd be most grateful

    WDB2102372A395499

    Thanks guys
     
  14. shayes

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    Look for it on the plate inf front of the Radiator - see 189 on my plate - check same position for number, unless they have changed plate style.
     

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    Thanks shayes..........Gottit, I still think it's gold although they say it's Smoke Silver!

    That was the easy bit, I've now got to try and get the paint here in Spain!!!!
     
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    I LOVE SMOKE SILVER - Had two Mercs in that colour but I new it as Burnt Silver

    This is where I've bought my paint so you could give them a try

    http://www.auto-paint.co.uk/carpaint/
     
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    From 2012/2013 CLS brochure:

    497 - Cuprite Brown Met
    541 - Thulite Red Met
    755 - Tenorite Grey Met
    775 - Iridium Silver Met
    792 - Palladium Silver Met
    799 - Diamond White Met
    890 - Cavansite Blue Met
    988 - Diamond Silver Met
    996 - Hyacinth Red Met

    044 - Designo Magno Allanite Grey
    049 - Designo Magno Cashmere White
     
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    From 2012/2013 C brochure:

    590 - Fire Opal

    183 - Magnetite Black Met
    526 - Dolomite Brown Met
     
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    From 2012/2013 E Class brochure:

    585 - Covelline Blue Met
     
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    From 2012/2013 S Class brochure:

    300 - Periclase Green Met
    370 - Andorite Grey Met
    474 - Peridot Brown Met
    544 - Carneol Red Met
     

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