Join Date: Aug 2017
Vehicle: 1997 SLK 200 R170 project. Will be 230 engine, AMG body kit and lowered suspension
Other Toys: ´05 MG TF 135, ´05 Jaguar S-Type 2.7D and ´68 MGB Roadster project
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I finally managed to get hold of a couple of cans Colorbond Mercedes Anthracite. Very good paint which can be painted straight over cleaned plastic surface and gives a nice semi matt surface. Just over two 12 oz cans seemed to be enough to paint all the dash and console plastics plus door handles. Unfortunately, despite of all the good things it, too, was not the right color. I was seeking for a color that would have matched the dark leather on doors and seats and this paint was significantly darker. It was almost black, in fact.
My interior is originally light grey which does not look that good despite the condition. My plan was to leave doors and seats as they are with light grey center parts and paint only the plastics to match the remaining blackish/grey leather parts on seats, doors and dash. However, that has proved to be quite impossible task because no paint seems to match. The guestion is, are all the dark R170 leather parts the same color regardless of the interior theme or does the all black interior version have a bit darker leather?