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I have a 1999 SLK-230 Sport, brilliant silver metallic with anthracite interior. The center console has some scratches on it and I would like to get information on how to obtain the touchup paint for it. There are only a couple of spots and don’t need much. If any of you have paint for sale, I’ll be happy to reimburse.
 

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So a search, there are MANY theads on this issue. Use keyword Viponds
 

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Thanks BBAP I should have thought of that myself. Just send an e-mail to [email protected]. The paint jobs that have been done look real good. Can hardly wait for mine. Thanks again, Harry
 

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Oops...cheered too soon…just received the following message: Delivery to the following recipients failed permanently:

[email protected]

Any other ideas appreciated. Thanks, Harry
 

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I ordered and received paint from viponds in the last week. It is sand/quartz 225 colour, and I am not that pleased with the colour match. It might be ok for a full section, but I touched up a scratch on the glovebox door and it sticks out like a sore thumb. It's better than it was, but at £23 I expected better. The fact that I only used 1 brush load means that I've got 199.99ml left out of 200ml so I could do the whole thing i suppose!
 

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Billy610, that’s why I was hoping someone would sell me some of their leftover anthracite, rather than having to end up with a full can. I have not gotten a reply from Viponds but hoping for Monday.
 

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I ordered and received paint from viponds in the last week. It is sand/quartz 225 colour, and I am not that pleased with the colour match. It might be ok for a full section, but I touched up a scratch on the glovebox door and it sticks out like a sore thumb. It's better than it was, but at £23 I expected better. The fact that I only used 1 brush load means that I've got 199.99ml left out of 200ml so I could do the whole thing i suppose!
Couple of things "may" of contributed there.
Ensure paint fully mixed
Also fully clean area of any residual crud. Its amazing how colour changes when properly cleaned .
 

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Couple of things "may" of contributed there.
Ensure paint fully mixed
Also fully clean area of any residual crud. Its amazing how colour changes when properly cleaned .
I have a bit of experience with paint, so I did prep the area properly, wiped with alcohol, shook to bottle for about 4-5 minutes (yeah really!) let it settle and gave it the first coat. I then left it overnight and gave it the second coat. I tried to wash it out a bit by going well out of the area that was damaged, getting lighter as I went, but still it is way off the right shade.

Like I said, I'll probably remove the glovebox cover and do the whole thing. It is usually less noticable if the whole panel is a shade out due to the way light hits it.

It's really annoying as the blemish was less than the the size of a penny, and now it's a full panel to be done.

Hey-ho, these things are sent to try!
 

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I have also repainted with Viponds. While the color match was good for me, I can't get the same lustre as the rest of the interior. I have tried 'Shine' and a number of other similar products but the finish remains dull.
 

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DR VINYL in PHOENIX

Ed is amazing. email me for his info. works out of south scottsdale. airbrushed the interior (2 tone beige/charcoal) and it looks AMAZING. About 150 but he'll quote you. My pleasure to refer you.
 
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