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Randys01

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wheels mexcian hat paint colour
« on: 02 July 2020, 07:43 PM »
Hi

 I've done a bit of a search but could not find a definitive answer to :
what is the correct colour of the "mexican hat"  mags W116 era.?
I'm sure this has come up before....?

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Re: wheels mexcian hat paint colour
« Reply #1 on: 02 July 2020, 11:13 PM »
This was discussed over at M100 I believe about 10 years ago.  I believe it was PaulNL who gave the definitive answer of RAL9700.  Don't quote me on that number I may have it wrong.  I'll send him an email to see if he can confirm.

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Re: wheels mexcian hat paint colour
« Reply #2 on: 03 July 2020, 12:26 AM »
I thought it was 180 silbergrau?

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Re: wheels mexcian hat paint colour
« Reply #3 on: 03 July 2020, 09:10 AM »
The Mercedes equivalent from 1968 up to 1976 was 180 silver.  From 1976 to 1985 the Mercedes equivalent is 735 Astral silver.  The reason for the switch was that in 1975 180 silver was discontinued. 
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
1976 280s astral silver/blue MB Tex

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Re: wheels mexcian hat paint colour
« Reply #4 on: 03 July 2020, 05:29 PM »
thanx guys. :)

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Re: wheels mexcian hat paint colour
« Reply #5 on: 20 July 2020, 06:10 PM »
.btw.   what are the thoughts on powder coating?