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#536168 - 07/10/18 03:33 PM Re: Paint colours and the wonderful names used.... [Re: Peter J]
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Originally Posted By Peter J
Tarka is finished in "Rolls Royce Metallic Bronze". This looks like the colour, but despite a careful web search this is the best one I could find.



The comments about lack of choice of colours at BMW and Mercedes dealers is well founded. Trying to get anything different is impossible. The only answer is a wrap, when it seems anything is possible..


BMW (MB?) provide the "individual" programme - you can then choose any exterior colour...if you wish.
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#536251 - 08/10/18 12:26 AM Re: Paint colours and the wonderful names used.... [Re: MDS61]
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G-Wagens were produced by Magna Steyr (formerly Steyr-Daimler-Puch) in Graz in Austria and sold by Mercedes-Benz under their own brand. I doubt whether MB themselves use any 'sheep dipping' techniques in their German plant, certainly when we went round the BMW plant 4/5 years ago all painting was done by robotised sprayers and the paint was given a positive charge and the car a negative (or vice versa) and the paint was attached in this way. This enabled them to have the thinnest possible layer of paint on the car and reduced costs hugely according to the guide.

I'm sure someone can give a more technical explanation of this process...
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#536252 - 08/10/18 12:40 AM Re: Paint colours and the wonderful names used.... [Re: MDS61]
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When we went to the DTM meeting back in August at Brands Hatch they had a White V8 G-Wagen there for sale at £150,000 on the Mercedes stand...It attracted no attention unlike the AMG GT C next to it in Asbo Green laugh2
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#536853 - 11/10/18 12:49 PM Re: Paint colours and the wonderful names used.... [Re: Aeroman]
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Originally Posted By Aeroman
G-Wagens were produced by Magna Steyr (formerly Steyr-Daimler-Puch) in Graz in Austria and sold by Mercedes-Benz under their own brand. I doubt whether MB themselves use any 'sheep dipping' techniques in their German plant, certainly when we went round the BMW plant 4/5 years ago all painting was done by robotised sprayers and the paint was given a positive charge and the car a negative (or vice versa) and the paint was attached in this way. This enabled them to have the thinnest possible layer of paint on the car and reduced costs hugely according to the guide.

I'm sure someone can give a more technical explanation of this process...



Correct Brian, more specifically the electric charge is to ensure the paint goes in a straight direction to the panel from the gun eliminating wastage, in a standard body-shop over 70% of the Paint that leaves the Gun is wasted in the atmospheric air, hence the need to adapt to Water Based.....to much solvent floating around.
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