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The W460 paint code compilation project
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Posted 7/16/2010 12:52 AM
jeremyw
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The W460 paint code compilation project

So coming from the classic watercooled VW world (I also have a '76 VW Rabbit w/ 58,000 original miles--Rallye Yellow L10A is the color name), there has been info gathered by enthusiasts on everything from exterior paint codes to graphics/pinstripes to interior colors to option packages to original recall notices, etc. Before I try to bite off WAY more than I can chew, I'd first like to start by compiling a historical database of the exterior paint codes offered by Mercedes-Benz on W460's(I have love for the W461's and W463's but I'd like to concentrate on the W460's first.). For example, this compilation of VW Rabbit paint codes is what I am trying to emulate; [url]http://www.mk1vw.info/paint1.php
In regards to the W460 info, I'd also like to try to find out which colors were offered which years and in which countries, if certain colors were only available on certain models, what exterior stripes/graphics were offered, etc...most importantly I want to gather pictures of real life W460's to accompany these color codes so that everyone can see what the heck Gentian Blue looks like in real life.

That being said, I really need YOUR help with this endeavor. If you have old brochures with pictures of colors offered for specific years/models/countries and/or stripes/graphics, color charts, etc, please contact me with them. If you have pictures of G's with missing colors(ie colors not already found posted below), please contact me with those. This project won't be successful without your contributions. THANK YOU in advance!!!

First, some helpful info via EddieG(needamerc) on where your color code # is located;

"On a W460, see the lower plate[in the engine bay on air inlet], top four digit code, 9735.
At times it takes some interpreting, cross-reference with RAL codes and 3 digit MB codes."



Keep in mind that there appears to be no pattern to the first digit before the 3 digit MB color code...some vehicles have a 1, some a 5, some a 7, some a 9 as the prefix. Only the last 3 digits matter.



Factory color charts...

1980: 5 standard colors(Creamy White and Wheat Yellow look too yellowy and Agave Green looks too black here);

 

 

1981: 22 optional metallic colors;


1983-1984: four new metallic paints on right side of chart;


Also, RAL chart(~Euro standardization);






Real life G colors(in alphabetical order);

Agate Green DB815

 

Agave Green DB6880

Anthracite Grey Metallic DB7172


Astral Silver Metallic DB735


Carmine Red RAL3002/DB3535



Creamy White RAL9001

Cypress Green DB876


Fir Green DB6295/RAL6009


Gentian Blue DB5361/RAL5010


Lapis Blue DB932


Light Ivory DB1623/RAL1015

Magenta Red Metallic DB???(waiting on Hus55)

 

Sky Blue RAL5015

Zinc Yellow RAL1018




AGAIN, I NEED YOUR HELP IN GATHERING MORE PICTURES OF THE REAL LIFE G COLORS NOT ALREADY FOUND IN THIS THREAD(I DON'T NEED DOUBLES UNLESS THE QUALITY OF YOURS TRUMPS THE QUALITY OF ONE HERE). PLEASE PM ME WITH THIS INFO!!!

PS--If any of my colors or info is incorrect, please advise. Thank you!!

PPS--A very special thanks to Dutch, Harald, Eddie, Dave, Steve, Tom, Woody, John, etc...

TIA!
Jeremy



Edited by jeremyw 1/10/2011 12:07 AM
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Posted 7/16/2010 7:12 PM
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RE: The W460 paint code compilation project

colarado beige



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RE: The W460 paint code compilation project

Thanks Chris, I PM'd you.
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RE: The W460 paint code compilation project

Is this any use?



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RE: The W460 paint code compilation project

Is this any use?



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Posted 7/17/2010 1:16 PM
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RE: The W460 paint code compilation project

dentsmithy - 7/17/2010 5:00 AM

Is this any use?


Yes, the green Cabrio is of help only if you know the color code and only if a representative of the color isn't already above. Please delete your other posts (besides the Colorado Beige pic above) in order to keep this thread clean. I'm only looking for good quality pics of entire W460's that accurately reflect the G colors in "real life." Thank you.

Edited by jeremyw 7/17/2010 1:19 PM
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RE: The W460 paint code compilation project

W460's only at this point please.
I may tackle W461 and W463 colors at a later point by this current project revolves around W460's only. Thank you!!!
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RE: The W460 paint code compilation project

More colors and pics thanks to EddieG and Raiko!!

 

AllanitGrey-matte_DB9044

 

 

BeigeGreyMetallic_DB728


 

 

BrilliantRedMetallic_DB571


 

 

ColoradoBeige_DB1470

 

 

DarkGreen-BlueGreen??_DB268


 

 

MarbleGrey??_DB201


 

 

JetBlack_DB9040/RAL9005 (yes, I know this particular rig is a W463 but this color is also a W460 color)

 

 

WheatYellow_DB1681


 

 

I NEED MORE COLORS AND PICS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Here's what I still need:

From my 1980 chart;

Colorado Beige DB1470 (Chris above is supposed to be getting me a better pic)

 

From my 1981 chart;

Green Beige DB1669/RAL1000 (also in the '83-84 chart)

Golden Yellow DB1661/RAL1004

Curry Yellow DB1600/RAL1027

Yellow Orange DB2550/RAL2000

Pure Orange RAL2004

Red Orange DB2553/RAL2001

Flame Red DB3534/RAL3000

Wine Red DB3558/RAL3005

Sapphire Blue DB5360/RAL5003

Turquoise Blue DB5856/RAL3018

Yellow Green RAL6018

Moss Green DB6294/RAL6005

Light Gray RAL7035 (also in '83-84 chart)

Pebble Grey DB7701/RAL7032

Graphite Grey RAL7024

 

Any colors specific to 1982 as I don't have an '82 chart!

 

From my 1983-1984 chart;

Mahagani Brown DB8456/RAL8016

Manganese Brown DB480

 

Any colors specific to 1985-1989 as I don't have an of these charts!

 



Edited by jeremyw 9/12/2010 4:33 PM
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Posted 7/22/2010 2:22 PM
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RE: The W460 paint code compilation project

Try again

Colorado Beige





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RE: The W460 paint code compilation project

Added to my list above, thx Chris!
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Re: The W460 paint code compilation project

Bump, I need more color pics please!
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Re: The W460 paint code compilation project

More needed!
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RE: The W460 paint code compilation project

Here are a few that may add to your pallet. You will need to match them up as I do not know the names of the colors.

Mark

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Re: The W460 paint code compilation project

Thanks very much Mark!!
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Inkblotz - 8/29/2010 4:12 AM

Here are a few that may add to your pallet. You will need to match them up as I do not know the names of the colors.

Mark


Regarding Mark's colors....hypothesis via Eddie the-man needamerc;

404 Milan Brown Metallic
568 Fire Engine Red (Signalrot)
Lapis Blue Metallic
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?
931 Magnetite Blue Metallic
?
? Could be 906 Grey Blue?
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406 Cayenne Orange
906 Grey Blue Metallic
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RE: The W460 paint code compilation project

hope this is of valuable importance....found this brochure on ebay earlier on this evening. its from a late 70's mercedes colour catalogue





http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx?gid=509929&ppid=...
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Awesome HUS. The last page is rad--I've never seen that before from a mfr.
Please PM me closer-up pics for my files, thank you!!

Edited by jeremyw 11/4/2010 9:20 PM
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RE: The W460 paint code compilation project

hi jeremy, sorry but i found the link whilst browsing ebay late one evening...[about 5am !] i will see if i can find the link itself. maybe the ebayer can help out.


rgds hus. [i have a g colour chart of 95-97 era. any use...??
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hus55 - 11/5/2010 1:10 PM

hi jeremy, sorry but i found the link whilst browsing ebay late one evening...[about 5am !] i will see if i can find the link itself. maybe the ebayer can help out.


rgds hus. [i have a g colour chart of 95-97 era. any use...??


Eddie got me close-ups, thx!
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eddie is the man
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