1981 Mercedes-Benz Paint Charts and Color Codes

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1981 Mercedes-Benz Paint Charts and Color Codes


For correct identification, please refer to the Colour Code Listings on this site.
Also see: 1981 Mercedes-Benz DuPont and Color Codes.
Paint Code Location Chart
1

Front support-passenger side

2

Radiator support-center

3

Front support-driver side

4

Wheel housing-passenger side

5

Wheel housing-driver side

6

Firewall

7

Door pillar-driver side

8

Door jamb-driver side

9

Door jamb-passenger side

10

Deck lid-passenger side

11

Deck lid-driver side

12

Inner Rear Compartment

13

Strut Tower-driver side

14

Hood underside

15

Driver door panel pocket

16

Glove Box

DULUX®


Dulux is not recommended for the repair of LUCITE - or other Acrylic Lacquer finishes.

NOTE:


It may be necessary, at times, to tint colors to produce a satisfactory match due to normal weathering and changes in color standards.
Mercedes-Benz Paint Charts and Color Codes for 1981
SAMPLE

COLOUR

MFG. PAINT CODE

YEAR

1981 Mercedes-Benz Anthracite Gray Poly

Mercedes-Benz Anthracite Gray Poly

172

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Champagne Poly

Mercedes-Benz Champagne Poly

473

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Golden Brown

Mercedes-Benz Golden Brown

476

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Walnut Brown

Mercedes-Benz Walnut Brown

479

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Maganese Brown Poly

Mercedes-Benz Maganese Brown Poly

480

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Apricot Orange

Mercedes-Benz Apricot Orange

482

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Orient Red

Mercedes-Benz Orient Red

501

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz English Red

Mercedes-Benz English Red

504

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Signal Red

Mercedes-Benz Signal Red

568

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Inca Red Poly

Mercedes-Benz Inca Red Poly

581

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Mimosa Yellow

Mercedes-Benz Mimosa Yellow

618

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Light Ivory

Mercedes-Benz Light Ivory

623

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Sahara Yellow

Mercedes-Benz Sahara Yellow

673

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Sun Yellow

Mercedes-Benz Sun Yellow

680

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Lime Green Poly

Mercedes-Benz Manila Beige

681

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Pastel Beige

Mercedes-Benz Pastel Beige

684

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Astral Silver Poly

Mercedes-Benz Astral Silver Poly

735

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Classic White

Mercedes-Benz Classic White

737

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Pastel Gray

Mercedes-Benz Pastel Gray

740

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Mango Green

Mercedes-Benz Mango Green

875

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Cypress Green Poly

Mercedes-Benz Cypress Green Poly

876

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Blue Green Poly

Mercedes-Benz Blue Green Poly

877

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Cactus Green

Mercedes-Benz Cactus Green

880

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Thistle Green Poly

Mercedes-Benz Thistle Green Poly

881

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Dark Blue

Mercedes-Benz Dark Blue

904

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Silver Blue Poly

Mercedes-Benz Silver Blue Poly

930

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Lapis Blue Poly

Mercedes-Benz Lapis Blue Poly

932

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz China Blue

Mercedes-Benz China Blue

934

1981

1981 Mercedes-Benz Marine Blue

Mercedes-Benz Marine Blue

940

1981

1981 MERCEDES-BENZ IMPORTED CAR COLORS
MFG. PAINT CODE
COLOR
COLOR NO.
YEAR
040
Black
172
Anthracite Gray Poly
20235
1958-1981
473
Champagne Poly
22759
1980-1981
476
Golden Brown
22760
1980-1981
479
Walnut Brown
22761
1980-1981
480
Megnase Brown Poly
22762
1980-1981
482
Apricoat Orange
22763
1980-1981
501
Orient Red
22782
1980-1981
504
English Red
22185
1975-1981
568
Signal Red
20598
1963-1981
581
Inca Red Poly
22764
1980-1981
618
Mimosa Yellow
22187
1975-1981
623
Light Ivory
22827
1973-1981
673
Sahara Yellow
22189
1975-1981
680
Sun Yellow
22765
1980-1981
681
Manila Beige
22766
1980-1981
684
Pastel Beige
22767
1980-1981
735
Astral Silver Poly
21830
1973-1981
737
Classic White
22190
1975-1981
740
Pastel Gray
22191
1975-1981
875
Mango Green
22768
1980-1981
876
Cypress Green Poly
22196
1975-1981
877
Blue Green Poly
22769
1980-1981
880
Cactus Green
22770
1980-1981
881
Thistle Green Poly
22771
1980-1981
904
Dark Blue
21051
1968-1981
930
Silver Blue Poly
22772
1980-1981
932
Lapis Blue Poly
22773
1980-1981
934
China Blue
22774
1980-1981
940
Marine Blue
22775
1980-1981
1981 MERCEDES-BENZ TRUCK IMPORTED CAR COLORS
MFG. PAINT CODE
COLOR
COLOR NO.
YEAR
3300
Red
22376
1977-1981
5500
Blue
22377
1977-1981
6600
Green
22378
1977-1981
9060
White
32Y-3563, 99L-1208
1980-1981
7412
Yellow
32Y-4444, 99L-2273
1980-1981

NAPA Martin Senour Paints


Acrylic Enamel Basecoat/Clearcoat System


Designed to repair O.E.M. basecoat/clearcoat finishes applied by the vehicle manufacturer. This system provides a finish that exhibits a beautiful wet gloss with improved durability. The development of the basecoat/clearcoat system is a significant breakthrough in Automotive Clearcoat Refinishing virtually eliminating the problems normally associated with a clear top coat finish.

Preparation: Wash the area to be refinished with detergent and water. Solvent clean with No. 6383 Kleanz-Easy. Dry sand with random orbit sander using 240 Lube-Kut Paper. Treat exposed steel with No. 6877 Triple Etch. Treat exposed aluminum with No. 6879 Twin Etch and No. 8829 Zincrom Primer. For spot surfacing use Martin-Senour Lacquer Primer Surfacers Nos. 3252, 3253, 3257 or 3258. For complete surfacing use No. 8094 Synthol Enamel Primer Surfacer. Seal with Quik-Seal non-sanding primer sealer Nos. 8097, 8098 or 8099 reduced 100% with No. 8004 Symmetro Flow Reducer. Allow to dry a minimum of 30 minutes before recoating.

Basecoat Application: Reduce the Acrylic Enamel Basecoat 75% with no. 8831, 8832 or 8834 Acrylic Enamel Reducer. Add No. 8850 Catyl-Ad to the reduced basecoat in the proportion of 4 oz. of No. 8850 to one quart of unreduced basecoat. The sprayable pot life, at 75F. is six hours. Apply two to three light coats at 50-60 p.s.i. at the gun, allowing a minimum of 20 minutes flash time between coats. (This is less than the film thickness required for regular Acrylic Enamel). Apply only enough basecoat to achieve hiding and color uniformity. The basecoat does not need to be glossy. Maximum film thickness of basecoat is 2 mils. Drying time before clear is two (2) hours above 70F., and sixteen (16) hours below 70F.

Clearcoat Application: No. 8852 Clear is supplied ready to spray. Add No. 8850 Catyl-Ad in the proportion of 2 oz. of No. 8850 to 1 quart of No. 8852 Clear. If more flow is desired in the Clear, reduce the mixture up to 25% with No. 8831 or 8832 Acrylic Enamel Reducer. Apply two medium wet cross coats at 45 to 55 p.s.i., allowing a minimum of 15 minutes flash time between coats. Do not add excessive amounts of Clear. Allow to dry overnight at temperatures no cooler than 65F. The maximum film thickness of Clearcoat that may be safely applied is 1.5 mils.

SPECIAL NOTES:


Fisheyes: Do not use regular No. 77 or No. 77B Squirtz in Basecoat and Clearcoat. If Fisheye presents a problem, add 2 to 4 ounces of No. 87 Fisheye Eliminator to unreduced gallon of both Basecoat and Clearcoat.

Catyl-Ad #8850: Must be added to the Basecoat and Clearcoat or a film failure will occur.

Force Drying: The basecoat may be force dried for 15 minutes at 120 to 125F., prior to applying the Clearcoat. Do not force dry after the Clearcoat has been applied.

Note:


It is important all products and procedures specified in this systemf must be followed. Any usage of the Basecoat/ Clearcoat system other than stated above or on the product label is at the customer's own risk.
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