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Inquiry on the colour representation in the CLS model.


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I successfully resolved the previously stated reoccurring limp-mode problem with my 212 vehicle by selling it.

I am considering the acquisition of a CLS. I am inquiring if Mercedes-Benz had the option of a 'matt grey' colour for the 2009 Grand Edition model. I have not before seen an item of this kind. The vendor has said that it is composed of paint rather than a wrap. I am only seeking clarification on the authenticity and appropriateness of this claim.

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It is believed that one of the W219 Grand Edition vehicles was originally produced in a matte grey colour at the manufacturing facility.

The Mercedes Benz CLS now offers a selection of five colours, one of which being Palladium Silver, a new addition to the range. For consumers seeking a more special aesthetic, there is also the choice of the designo Palladium Silver Matt Paint, which offers a distinctive appearance and exceptional resistance to scratches and grime.

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The ease of marking and the difficulty in replicating or matching the finish of a damaged panel are notable characteristics. However, it is unclear where the assertion of great scratch and dirt resistance originates, since my own experience suggests the contrary. I have a subjective perspective on this matter; in my opinion, it is aesthetically preferable for automobiles to possess a glossy appearance. Consequently, I am not fond of the visual effect that arises when the clearcoat application is inadvertently omitted.

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Designo matte paint was indeed provided as an option for the 2009 E-coupés, therefore indicating the likelihood of its availability for the CLS model as well. The recollection of the available colour options in 2009 is uncertain; nonetheless, it is worth noting that matte grey was documented as an option in subsequent years, suggesting the possibility of its availability in 2009.

The aforementioned feature was a scarce and rather costly alternative, estimated to be about £3,500 based on recollection. Furthermore, I have only seen a solitary instance of a coupé equipped with such feature. I have this memory as a result of engaging in a conversation with the manager of the paint workshop, during which we deliberated on the inherent limitations of the paint in question, particularly its inability to be effectively retouched. These concerns, among other factors, dissuaded me from pursuing further interest in the product.

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I agree with your perspective on this matter. Although I have not personally owned a road vehicle with a satin or matte finish, I have had experience with satin finishes on motorbikes and racing cars. Both items were quite difficult to maintain cleanliness. The contact locations on the satin black bike exhibited a rapid development of shine.
In my humble opinion, these products are mostly suitable for exhibition vehicles.

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Thank you for the responses, gentlemen. I engaged in a conversation with the individual who specialises in 'smart repair' services, with whom I have had several prior interactions. According to his professional opinion, the rectification of blemishes, such as scratches or markings, on matte paint surfaces poses no significant challenge, suggesting potential advancements in technology within this domain.

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