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rumb:
I obtained some dye samples from Leatherique in Parchment for my Mushroom/Parchment car. The dye covered dark blue parts very well.

I like the World Up leather pattern better than the Cabrio, but the Cabrio color seems much closer.

None of the samples match my old part that has probably changed by time and heat. I have a small MB brochure with photos sample of MBTex and Leather and they actually match my old part fairly close.

The more I work on this the more confused I become.

Aaron, do you have a sample book with actual material samples?

floyd111:
You know those books are not just pretty rare, but also not cheap? if you can get one? Even I  haven't got one till now. It's just too expensive, and I fail to see why. So if anyone has one, willing to sell for a friendly price to add to the 1978 MB showroom outfit here, please let me know!

UTn_boy:
As it turns out I do have a book with material samples in it.  :)  I think I found it on ebay 4 or 5 years ago for $50.  It's specific to W116 and R107 AFTER 1975.  I still need to find one for the early cars that had the more unusual colors like Mahogany and bright red. 

Anyway, the two pictures below depict the original color of parchment.  The piece of material next to it is a new parchment piece of leather from either Aeristo or Hans-Reinke.  This is the proper surface dyed leather that is correct for W116 cars sans the pebble texture.  As you can see it's a very very close match.  Though, the more important thing is that what you're seeing it the correct parchment MB-Tex color.  It's definitely much darker than the dye you received. 

I have a feeling that most places associate parchment with creme` beige or some earlier colors like Egg Shell or bright beige....none of which are anywhere near the same shade as parchment.  Also, to add confusion to the mix, the parchment used in the early W116 and very late W108/W109 cars was lighter than the parchment used after 1975.  Unfortunately, I know of no one that'll ever offer the two different shades, as it would probably be too cost prohibitive. 

floyd111:

--- Quote from: UTn_boy on 21 May 2020, 10:02 PM ---As it turns out I do have a book with material samples in it.  :)  I think I found it on ebay 4 or 5 years ago for $50.  It's specific to W116 and R107 AFTER 1975.  I still need to find one for the early cars that had the more unusual colors like Mahogany and bright red. 


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Lucky you!. Cheapest one I have seen was 4x that!

rumb:
What is the difference between 105 and 205? Isnt 205 just leather and 105 MBTex?  Are they different colors?

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