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Opal Red issues on almost 14 year old car ?

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Im looking to buy a R171 SLK55. From the options that are out there i like the opal red ones.
The car im looking at has 200.000kms on the clock and is from 2006.
But as everyone should i searched the forums first and stumbled on all the threads on the paint issues with this color.
In these threads i noticed some people say that it shouldn't affect the R171 but only the never cars but is this true and correct ?
According to the seller it has no paint issues at all so that would confirm the theory but id like to know for sure
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Hi,

Im looking to buy a R171 SLK55. From the options that are out there i like the opal red ones.
The car im looking at has 200.000kms on the clock and is from 2006.
But as everyone should i searched the forums first and stumbled on all the threads on the paint issues with this color.
In these threads i noticed some people say that it shouldn't affect the R171 but only the never cars but is this true and correct ?
According to the seller it has no paint issues at all so that would confirm the theory but id like to know for sure
only affects the r172.you are interested in the r171
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2006 has 12 years of wear and tear anyway, if used routinely.

@DAVIETHESCAFF did your paintwork have the issue? I know you did the coating.
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2006 has 12 years of wear and tear anyway, if used routinely.

@DAVIETHESCAFF did your paintwork have the issue? I know you did the coating.

As has been, said the issue only affected the 172. The 171 Fire Opal Red was fine. Mabel is a 2008 and I did get a ceramic coating but for the shine factor and ease of cleaning. She'll be 11 this year and has 130k+ on the clock, but still looks good.


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Thanks for the responses everyone.
I was a bit worried but you have confirmed that there is no need to do so.

@DAVIETHESCAFF you have a stunning car!
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