|08-05-2008, 09:33 PM||#1 (permalink)|
viponds touch up paint - where to buy ?
I have a 2001 SLK320 with the black and tan interior, and although my interior has aged G R E A T compared to most I have seen, I think I need to do a small touch up.
Anyone know the guy in Austrailia to get the paint from .. I need the contact info, unless I can find another source from NORTH AMERICA, I have only heard of this as an option.
2003 SL500 "AMG SPORT" Brilliant Silver Met.
175,000 MILES STRONG!
OPTIONS: SL1, SL2, SL3, 051, 889
MODS: 2009 AMG E63 rims, 2012-Style Arrow LED mirror covers
(with LED ground, courtesy light wired to the dome light), tint,
LED projector city lights, clear lenses, Amber-chrome blinker bulbs,
clear third brake light.
Stay on top of your ABC Maintenance! It is NOT in A or B Flex Service's!
Change FLUID AND FILTER at least every 40,000 miles!
|08-06-2008, 02:19 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jun 2007
Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor
Location: Kildare, Ireland
Contact Alan at Viponds, his contact is below. He'll reply with a pdf all about the paint (its also posted on Benzworld somewhere). You can pay him via Paypal.
Viponds Paintâ€™s Pty Ltd
Ph 03 93504188
Fax 03 93542732
|08-06-2008, 02:28 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: '01 SLK-320
Location: Cali Baby!
He fills orders pretty quickly. I think I had mine in under a week from the time I placed the order, which is pretty good coming from overseas.
'01 SLK-320 - Black & tan. Bone stock.
|08-06-2008, 04:48 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Date registered: Mar 2006
Vehicle: 2010 C200cgi W203/SLK230/C180/230E/280SE
Location: Sydney Australia
There are 2 beige colours and 2 different reds so get your exact colour by putting your VIN into Mercedes-Benz Club Russia | Mercedes-Benz / VIN
Sienna beige(leather sand) 225
Siam beige 215
Mondrian blue 222
Contact Viponds on email@example.com or Viponds Paints - The Paint Colour Specialists - Architectural, Industrial Signwriting Industries and
they will send 200mls to your door (USA) for about $40 USD (they accept paypal in USD)
The paint dries to a very thin film and is pretty "matt" (non gloss) and covers a multitude of sins. Even so, I became obsessive about it and would not put up with anything less than 'as new'.
The really important thing is to feather off any loose edges with wet/dry
paper(wet) and be scrupulously clean with the prep (I have a feeling that some
of the original problems might have been someone in the paint factory being
a bit slack and touching the consoles before painting - because some people
have had less trouble than others)
No removal of panels necessary,
Very unusual to have damage on the edges and margins - if so just touch
these up first
90 min to do the whole lot (except the speedo bit which is probably OK)-- paint this panel when you have to remove it to replace bulbs
Rough mask where carpet joins console and the air vents/dash top etc -- do
the cleaning with detergent first and then alcohol -- touch up any chips
until the thickness of the chip is up to the level of the original paint -
when dry, wipe the whole thing over with paint on a lint free cloth.
Start with dash and under dash- the push seat fwd and do rear of console-
seat back and do the front
Practice on the little panel under steering wheel - also unscrew lid of
console to wipe over separately
CARE OF VINYL
The only care for your paint or vinyl surfaces should be mild soapy water
(washed off after with water) and application of a non silicone type of
conditioner (there is a need to add plasticisers back to the paint/vinyl)
This means that 'Armorall' is bad news - '303 protectant' or any other with
plasticisers is the way to go -- (not needed on new paint until 12 mths have
passed according to Viponds)
Viponds told me that any oil/petroleum/silicone/wax product is bad news - as
is alcohol/harsh detergents (with exception of prep for paint)
Good luck with it - you'll be amazed at the result.
Last edited by oberoi; 08-08-2008 at 12:43 AM.
|08-07-2008, 08:01 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jun 2007
Cheers again for that!
|08-18-2008, 05:02 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jul 2005
Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes 230 SLK
Location: New York
Got my anthracite Vipond today - perfect match, really a blessing after countless trials with the "original" Mercedes paint. Arrived in NY within 2 weeks from down-under, was easy to apply. Water-based, so no stink and green to our lungs. Thanks, Alan!!!
Silver 1998 230 SLK
H&S 255 mm crank pulley
4 bar FPR
Vaeth intercooler and stainless steel roll bars
Full Supersprint exhaust
Lights: LEDs rear, Bi-xenon headlights
PIAA Ion yellow fog lights
Clear side markers and third brake light
|08-18-2008, 05:11 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Date registered: Sep 2007
Vehicle: 2012 SLK350
Location: 42º57'34"N 88º03'05"W
Got mine last week. Very happy with the result.
|09-23-2008, 10:45 AM||#10 (permalink)|
BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: May 2005
Vehicle: 2008 CLK550, 2012 C300
Location: New York
Maybe you can help me help Alan Viponds. I sent him an E mail to open the correspondence and the information below. He was not sure if he had the paint code for the Napa leather 861 mentioned below. The interior as best I can tell is anthracite with black Napa leather seats. Is there any other paint code I am missing that I can supply Alan?
Thanks very much,
Model SLK 320
Engine 112947 31 630167
Transmission 722618 04 746648
Order 0 4 706 63844
Delivery date 09.09.03
Dealer Puerto Rico / USA (706)
Interior leather "nappa" black+black (861)
723 cubanite silver metallic
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