Hello all! I'm new to the Forum and this is my first post. I just bought a 1990 Mercedes Benz 190e and it's in good running condition but needs some minor cosmetic work that I'm taking upon myself. The first and easiest will involve touch up paint. I understand that the codes for the main color are on a metal panel (under the hood?) and I plan to check there later tonight; any confirmation would be greatly appreciated. Moreover, the Car has the main color of course but on the bottom, at about tire level, there's a lighter shade of the main color on the doors. Where would I find the paint code for that? Thanks in advance!

Comments

Profile picture for user MBFanatic

Great buy. Those cars last forever.

On the older models the paint code was on the sticker under the hood. In the mid-90s they started printing the paint code on the driver's door jamb. It is a three digit code such as 040 for black or 744 for silver.

To get the paint code for the cigarette shade you have two options. Either call the dealer and provide them with your VIN. They will be able to look up the interior colors as well.

Or if you have an EPC subscritpion you can do it yourself. If you have never used EPC don't bother, because it takes time to get used too. Just for reference here is the link: https://epc.startekinfo.com/epc/

Remember to take pictures of your DIY create a post if you can.

How many miles on your 190?

 

Profile picture for user MBFanatic

This chart from Classic Dye Products may also come in handy.

 mercedes interior

Profile picture for user christopher
Visitor, 2018-05-18

I was able to figure out the color of the accent panels with this site: https://www.paintscratch.com/cgi-bin/select-color.cgi

I have Andorblau Metallic (it's basically a lighter blue)

Plain text

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type='1 A I'> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id='jump-*'> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id>
  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Only images hosted on this site may be used in <img> tags.
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

2010 Mercedes ML350 BlueTec fuel leak (Left tank)

0
tarheel3759
4 days ago
Mercedes » M-Class » 2006-2011

check liquid level

0
equintquant2
4 days ago
Mercedes » C-Class » 2001-2007

Mercedes Benz clk w208 supercharger

0
timcolledge
6 days 20 hours ago
Mercedes » CLK-Class » 1998-2003

Dodge. Journey 2015

1
TennesseeRebel
1 week ago
Dodge » Journey » 2009-____

Is it my ignition switch?

0
lcserna0423
1 week ago
Dodge » Caravan » 2008-____

2009 Mercedes e350 rwd 80 k miles

2
lucapuca
1 week 2 days ago
Mercedes

2006 chrysler crossfire convertible top problem

2
daisyblemmons
1 week 5 days ago
Chrysler » Crossfire

Problem with automatic start

4
abchris
1 week 5 days ago
Audi » A3 S3 RS3 » 2015-____

Mercedes ML350 bluetec sputter misfire

1
Nmerc
1 week 1 day ago
Mercedes » M-Class » 2012-____

Fuel issue

1
Andrew Williams.90
1 week 2 days ago
Buick » LeSabre » 2000-2005

Brake system

2
tammyduran
1 week 5 days ago
BMW » Z4 » 2003-2008

Best Shocks for Grand Cherokee

2
JohnSmith75
1 week 6 days ago
Jeep » Grand Cherokee

W212 AMG seat swap

1
GPone
1 week 3 days ago
Mercedes

do you need to register new battery on 2006 z4???

1
jdgallo
1 week 3 days ago
BMW » Z4 » 2003-2008

Mercedes CLA 250

4
jc71
1 week 6 days ago
Mercedes

CHANGING DASHBOARD LANGUAGE

2
Master
1 week 4 days ago
Volvo » S40, V40

2004 f150 wont start

1
dldiggs2
2 weeks ago
Ford » F-Series » 2004-2008

2006 chrysler crossfire convertible top problem

1
daisyblemmons
1 week 5 days ago
Chrysler » Crossfire » 2004-2007

Intermittent issue with low cranking power when ESC OFF light comes on

1
SteveJ27
1 week 4 days ago
Hyundai » Elantra » 2007-2010

Apple car play for 2016 e350 4matic

2
Triangle123
1 week 4 days ago
Mercedes » E-Class » 2010-2016

User has not asked any questions.