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 Post subject: Ruby Red touch Up paint
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:34 pm 
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Hello,

I need to do a few ding and flake repairs on my Ruby Red 620.

Any suggestions as to where to obtain some Ruby Red paint?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Chris.


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 Post subject: Re: Ruby Red touch Up paint
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:47 pm 
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OK,

So I tracked it down.

For future reference (if any of you out there need it) it is a Mercedes Benz colour - Ruby Red Pearl - Paint Code DB572.

I don't know if this was an "exclusive colour" (See "Greetings from Downunder" previous post") or it's the same as the other Rubies out there.

I got some touch up paint from my local Benz dealer.


Chris.


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 Post subject: Re: Ruby Red touch Up paint
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:44 pm 
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Don't bother with it - your touch-ups will be more noticeabłe and unsightly than the dings with this type of finish.


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 Post subject: Re: Ruby Red touch Up paint
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:04 am 
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While we don't use this type of paint, in fact the original Ruby color (which is quite different than the current Ruby) was matched to a car finish. However, even though I originally saw the Euroblack on a metallic red Mercedes, we matched the color here to the BMW Ruby that was available that year.

That original metallic paint was a two-color process; a candy red transparent was sprayed over a metallic silver base coat. The modern metallics are a single coat product that use silica beads in the paint for reflectivity.


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