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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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I need help finding out the kind of paint used on my 1974 230.
I need to know if its enamel or some other type used for that year. I was told if it is enamel it could( in theory) be buffed back to its original shine?
Would I find out by a paint code or just calling the local MB dealer?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 10:46 AM
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every car i know of from the 60's through to the early 90's was enamel. lacquer (sp?) was before and didn't last well at all, and base clear is the standard for today. buffed back to shine? sure with liberal application of elbow grease, and time. always follow instructions of polishing products very closely, they can, and will, destroy a paint job if not used properly.

edit, ps. that will be a very pretty car, man

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