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miko1aj 05-22-2019 01:28 AM

Steering wheel paint code
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Hello fellow Mercedes-oholics :angel

I'm considering refreshing the steering wheel as the paint seems to have rubbed off along the edge of the rim and it looks slightly tatty. While the interior is Alpaca Grey, 838U, the steering wheel is a darker shade of grey and so I wonder if anyone knows what is the paint code / color? The car is 2004 A209, that said the steering wheel & color is shared across multiple models from then-current Mercedes offering.

Guidance much appreciated - thank you!

gorj 05-22-2019 07:13 AM

I thought everything that is not wood or buttons was leather. It is dyed, not painted.

miko1aj 05-22-2019 07:17 AM

Thanks gorj, any idea what's the dye code or "proper" color name?

gorj 05-22-2019 08:27 AM

No idea. Maybe a good leather shop could help you. Mine is black all leather and about a year ago I recovered it over the existing leather. Looks good. Better grip too.

miko1aj 05-22-2019 08:42 AM

Thanks gorj, would you mind posting a pic of your wheel please? Now I'm curious 😊

gorj 05-22-2019 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by miko1aj (Post 17793178)
Thanks gorj, would you mind posting a pic of your wheel please? Now I'm curious 😊

Here you go. I stitched with lace stitch to stretch the leather. I am going to remove that and redo with a standard cross stitch.

miko1aj 05-23-2019 12:06 AM

Thanks gorj, looks great - and I like the red stitching, very tasteful!

In the meantime I kept looking to resolve my problem and I found a shop in Germany which I think might be the answer - it appears the color is alpaca grey. I dropped them a note as I'm also looking to respray lower parts of dashboard and want to ensure their "cream" color is a match.

VLC-COLOR Leather & interior paint (150 ml) Mercedes Alpaca grey dark | - von Liebenstein Consulting | Your contact partner for leather and interior paints for Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche

gorj 05-23-2019 06:22 AM

Hope that works out for you.

miko1aj 05-23-2019 06:26 AM

Thanks gorj - I'll report as soon as I've feedback, and if it works out I'll spin up separate threads to cover the "renovation".

Benzyle 05-24-2019 11:31 PM

It looks good already ,,nice combination with the wood /leather wheel and light coloured interior.

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