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I thought I would ask the learned forum members to advise on the paint question relating to my SL320


Having taken advice re the rust on my front wings I will be getting new MB wings but having looked at the car very critically other stone chips and rust spots mean that once you start you are into a complete respray to get a car I would be happy to keep for 10 years etc.

I have checked several bodyshops out and a local firm to me look good having restored an E type. They say they use a paint system called Standox Waterborne paint system (which I had never heard of) with a low bake oven. However checking on Google one US website says that it is approved by MB USA for refinishing works. Mercedes-Benz USA approves Standox paint systems | Search Autoparts

Does anyone here have any knowledge or advice please?

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Standox is a very good water borne paint system, I have used it many times





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Our local MB dealers send all their cars to an MB approved bodyshop who also use that system. Im not keen on waterbase but then its not appropriate for what I do.


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Thanks for that guys. The approved body shop in Merseyside for BMW and Porsche also say they are MB approved so I will tootle down and see what their info and quote is. The local firm gave me a budget of £3000 max (and no VAT)

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