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Started by rumb, 18 November 2021, 09:47 AM

rumb

I am trying to find out if these people can supply 901 anthracite velours material in ribbed and plain.   All other sources are NLA.  Looks like these people custom dye the fabric.

http://www.steenbuck-web.de/mercedes_polstervelour_wollvelour.htm

3 different types of velour: smooth stripes W 126 Coupe We recreate the original velour.If you need this material, please contact us!We can offer you: Material "smooth" or in "stripes" from stock - currently reproduced in November 2005 in medium blue reproductions in different colors according to your wishes for complete equipment.Material in "raw white" for self-dyeing or we dye according to your pattern for repair purposes.This requires a precise agreement! Please tell us exactly which car you have, if available color code or color number and what you want to do.New equipment or partial repair!!!!


They only ship to Europe.  I have tried emailing them and received no answer. I would appreciate someones assistance to get availability and pricing and then assist with forwarding me the product once ordered. I need enough for entire interior, seats, arm rest, headrests x4, door panels. 

'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

daantjie

Robert whilst I cannot help on this i see you've also encountered some headaches with getting stuff from the Benz Vaderland...I have found either the response is super quick and efficient in true German fashion or you get crickets.
I can only guess a language barrier might be at play or unwillingness to ship outside of Europe or both ???
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

Jan S

rumb, I can help you, but I'm not sure it's the best way forward  :-\

I live in Norway, speak German, but if I buy this I have to pay transport to Norway + VAT 25% + transport to you.

The best thing is maybe to give the transport job to UPS (they pick it up in Germany for you, if supplier permits). I can help you get in contact with dealer, order and fill out papers. I've done similar processes before.

A German member would have more options, if dealer does not allow UPS to pick it up.
1975-mod W116 450 SE with 6.9 engine

daantjie

DHL is much stronger in Germany than UPS just FYI.  They also have very good door - to - door service into Canada and thus I would assume even better into the US.
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

ptashek

Steenbuck only sell to trade customers and will ghost you the second you can't prove you're an upholstery shop. It's a waste of time and effort.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

BCK1963

That is correct. It is mentioned on their webpage.
Bernd

1976 Merc 6.9  since 2013

rumb

So, given that this is the last place on earth that has anthracite velours, anyone havr a strategy for me to obtain materials?

Jan S, perhaps you could find a shop that would order it? Im all ready resigned to paying whatever it costs.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

ptashek

Quote from: rumb on 19 November 2021, 09:08 AM
So, given that this is the last place on earth that has anthracite velours, anyone havr a strategy for me to obtain materials?

Jan S, perhaps you could find a shop that would order it? Im all ready resigned to paying whatever it costs.

My own experience with this company, or whoever is behind this name, was nothing but dismal. It appears as if they are entirely uninterested in doing business with anyone but big players, and are one of the main reasons I do not have velours in Goldie (right after velours being junk).

They ignored me when queried directly, and my upholsterer wasn't able to get anything done with them either (despite being a tradesman).

Give it a try, and maybe you'll have more luck, but personally I honestly wouldn't bother. Maybe source a used seat in Germany somewhere? I'd be happy to help with that in any way I can.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

rumb

I wonder if I could purchase some gray materials from cambrio.de and have it dyed black? Im not sure how that would work to get the color close?  Steenbuck dyes their own white materials into the color ordered anyway.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

UTn_boy

Quote from: rumb on 19 November 2021, 06:01 PM
I wonder if I could purchase some gray materials from cambrio.de and have it dyed black? Im not sure how that would work to get the color close?  Steenbuck dyes their own white materials into the color ordered anyway.

If you go this route, remember that Mercedes did not offer black velour seat coverings or carpeting....only dark gray (anthracite). 
1966 250se coupe`, black/dark green leather
1970 600 midnight blue/parchment leather
1971 300sel 6.3, papyrus white/dark red leather
1971 280sel Black/black leather
1973 300sel 4.5, silver blue metallic/blue leather
1979 450sel 516 red/bamboo

rumb

I ordered some black and some gray dye to experiment with. I will try  mixing in different proportions to see how close I can get to Anthracite.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS

ptashek

Quote from: rumb on 19 November 2021, 06:01 PM
I wonder if I could purchase some gray materials from cambrio.de and have it dyed black? Im not sure how that would work to get the color close?  Steenbuck dyes their own white materials into the color ordered anyway.

KHM (cabrio.de) offered this as well, and could produce any colour using virgin white velours as source. But there was a MOQ of 100 running meters in that case. That was back in 2013/2014.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

Jan S

rumb, let's see what they say. I can contact them this coming week.

I will get back to you with a PM.
1975-mod W116 450 SE with 6.9 engine

floyd111

It's a silly situation where we have velours suppliers that won't sell, upholstery suppliers that don't offer velours, while all the while there must be a bunch of clients for a quality velours outfit. I know I would grab a set if I could find one in creme (parchment?) I have seen vintage aftermarket sets in velours but walked away out of fear of 35 year storage degeneration.

rumb

Anyone know what our velours material is made from?  Is it cotton or synthetic.  Different dyes are uses depending on materials.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS