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Perhaps a silly question about slk colours...

Do they make a dark silver? Ive seen a warm looking silver (almost gold in the sun) but im looking more towards a dark ashy silver. Does this exist? Pictures would be helpful if you have them!
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Perhaps you like Designo Graphite ?

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-ge...ite-slk55.html
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Thats probably a bit darker than what i had in mind. I wanted something a shade or two darker than IRIDIUM silver
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perhaps palladium silver then?

Though you would probably have to pay extra as I dont think is in the SLK colour range.

http://www.individualsole.com/wp-con...m-silver-5.jpg
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Palladium Silver is a recent colour, it is a shade darker than Pewter. Pewter is a shade darker than Iridium Silver.

I have what MB in the US call Pewter or Cubanite Silber (color code 723), see pix below:





The colour is a tad lighter when there's more sunlight:


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So cubanite silver= pewter?
Ive seen cubanite before, thats what i described as "almost gold in the sun", because its a slightly warmer colour. I like palladium but i wish it were just a touch lighter.
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Hmm, I drove a Palladium Silver W204 while my SLK was in the shop last trip over, and it's actually pretty dark. I'd take a closer look, as I think it's the "darkest" outside the designo colors. Like all MB metallic paints, it has a pretty good "range" in different light conditions.

My mom fell in love with it, and whilst I don't care for silver cars as all, I though it was not to bad.



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Im sure its cubanite aka pewter.

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So cubanite silver= pewter?
Ive seen cubanite before, thats what i described as "almost gold in the sun", because its a slightly warmer colour. I like palladium but i wish it were just a touch lighter.
short answer: YES

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My SLK is Paladium silver a standard colour - see pic
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I just love the Palladium, actually is the Mercedes colour that I love the most
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