Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 1962 W111 220SE Coupe
Location: Cloud City, OR
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I have an original vintage steel mask tool but still opted to tape mask mine with painter's tape, razor cut and paint that way. If you are doing a concours restoration on a very high end car you would want the mask tool as it allows a very slightly feathered edge as they came from the factory, tape-masked cars will always show the sharp delineation where the tape edge was, and yes some judges look for this.
I'd match what paint is on your car meaning either single stage if same or clear if the car has clear coat. Mine is single stage and still looks perfectly new after 3-years of regular use. You can buy specially color matched spray paint from automotive paint stores or "Industrial Finish" type places. They will color match or go by your color code, for about $20 a spray can, don't try and use the tiny touch-up spray cans or auto store sourced paint on this.
Final bit of advice, on most any vintage Benz that has a two tone paint setup, roof is different than the body color, the wheel covers should always match the roof color. Some people do leave them chrome but they always look like unfinished replacement parts to me like that. So elegant when painted.
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