Mercedes-Benz Touch Up Paint
Find Mercedes-Benz paint by clicking the year or model.
Find Your Mercedes-Benz Color and Mercedes-Benz Paint Code
Mercedes Benz used to put the color codes in random areas around their vehicles, but lately, they got smart and put them on the drivers door jamb. On older models, the code can be tough to find. When you select your Mercedes year, make and model, take a look at the diagram we have under Finding Your Color Code as the location varies by year.
What a Mercedes-Benz paint code looks like
The image below shows where you typically find your Mercedes color code.
Format of a Mercedes-Benz Color Code
Most Mercedes Benz paint color codes are three digits long and composed of numbers only. The color code is the fourth group of numbers at the top of the color ID tag. In the example image above, the color code is "373".
The color code 373 corresponds to: Atlantic Blue
One nice thing about Mercedes is they normally keep the same color name across their models eliminating the confusion of the same color code having different names.
How To Repair Damaged Mercedes-Benz Paint With Mercedes-Benz Touch Up Paint
By following these Mercedes-Benz paint repair directions, you can make your Mercedes-Benz paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Mercedes-Benz spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Mercedes-Benz for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Mercedes-Benz with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Mercedes-Benz paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Mercedes-Benz Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Mercedes-Benz with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Mercedes-Benz.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Mercedes-Benz
If you have an unpainted surface on your Mercedes-Benz, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Mercedes-Benz touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Mercedes-Benz paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Mercedes-Benz at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Mercedes-Benz touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Mercedes-Benz paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Mercedes-Benz Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Mercedes-Benz touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Mercedes-Benz touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Mercedes-Benz paint dry for ten to twenty minutes between coats. After the final coat, let the paint dry thoroughly before applying a clearcoat layer. Usually if you let the Mercedes-Benz paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Mercedes-Benz touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Mercedes-Benz Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Mercedes-Benz touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Mercedes-Benz paint, drying for ten to twenty minutes between each coat. Let the clearcoat dry overnight, or longer if temperatures are less than 70 degrees F.
6. Use Rubbing Compound to Make Your Mercedes-Benz Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Mercedes-Benz touch up paint repair become smooth and shiny like the original paint. Let the clearcoat dry for at least three days, then use rubbing compound on your Mercedes-Benz. Apply rubbing compound to your Mercedes-Benz paint with a clean, soft cloth like an old tee shirt, but not wood products like paper towels. Place a small quantity of rubbing compound on the area where you applied Mercedes-Benz touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Mercedes-Benz touch up paint results, let your Mercedes-Benz's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Mercedes-Benz Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Mercedes-Benz Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Mercedes-Benz with touch up paint, you need to decide which Mercedes-Benz paint repair products to order. Mercedes-Benz touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Mercedes-Benz paint jobs, while Mercedes-Benz spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Mercedes-Benz basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Mercedes-Benz paint chips to fix.