Paint Code for a 309D

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Paint Code for a 309D

Post by RogerM » Fri 18 Jul, 2008 8:29 pm

Can anyone help with a paint code for a 309D 1985 model - VIN WDB60246210716906.

I think its Sahara Yellow - my WIS wont access the datacard.

Thanks in advance


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Re: Paint Code for a 309D

Post by Des » Fri 18 Jul, 2008 8:44 pm

I put your vin through the Russian vin decoder and this is what it came back with

VIN WDB60246210716906
Body 3
Model 309 D
Chassis 60246210716906
Engine 617913 10 027519
Transmission 711110 00 165014
Order 7 5 293 05639
Approx. year not defined
Cab 601503 10 077631
Steer 765501 10
Dealer company vehicle (293)
Interior Unknown code (03 01)
1011 Unknown code
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Re: Paint Code for a 309D

Post by RogerM » Wed 23 Jul, 2008 6:57 am

Thanks for your help.

I've found out from a German website that whilst the paint code/colour is not recognised as a Mercedes colour, it is a standard colour - the 1011 has to have RAL in front of it and hey presto every auto paint shop can mix up brown/beige for me.

Apparently a lot of commercial vehicles got painted this way, the buyer could choose any colour they liked from "RAL" standard colours - RAL is the paint equivalent of Australian Standards Assc. If you do a weblookup on RAL+ number you can get on screen colour swatches as well.

The 1011 paint code was on the cab ID plate as well, so the info was there all along - just not in a useful format.

Hope that helps anyone who is struggling with a colour match on an earlier vehicle.

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