After a year of looking I have found 2
perfect rear inside door panels. Dealer cost is 200.oo
each.......the car is a 1992 190E, with 135,000 miles with grey
mbtex interior. The panels are palamino tan, and 20.oo each. Does
any one know what paint to use, or how to prep the panels so the paint
will adhere to the vinyl, also I can't find the Benz
Grey, in a spray can. Will have to have it mixed and color matched?
Can someone help with some really good ideas?..............Rick
Auto parts stores have paints that are made for vinyl interiors. I got
some at Strauss, here in the NYC area. I used it on the some of the
vinyl seating on my boat. I was very pleased with the results. All I
did was make sure it was clean and spray it on. It's been 2 years now
and it still looks excellent, no peeling or any problems.
On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 11:05:16 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Actually, most of the European automakers (Mercedes included) use vat-
or drum-dyed leather, where the dye is soaked all the way through.
It's mostly the American and Japanese companies that spray-dye their
Regardless, MB-Tex is vinyl, not leather, so any commercial vinyl dye
will work just fine on it, as long as it's properly cleaned first.
Here's a link to a place that has the MB-Tex Grey #138 vinyl dye in
aerosol cans. That should be the appropriate grey for your 1992
model. If not, they'll custom-match whatever vinyl colour you have.
Hope this helps,
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