peeling off of dash finish on 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230

having a huge problem with the dash peeling off vinyl finish. is there anything i can use to paint over the scratched off areas?

by in Franklin, WI on May 02, 2009
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ANSWER by , May 02, 2009
There are spray on treatments for vinyl and they can be obtained at places that carry upholstery supplies or that sell automotive finishes. You can try basic auto parts stores they may also have what you need. You will be best advised to paint the whole piece that is peeling instead of doing the peeling area only. It will make for a more uniform look. Good luck.
COMMENT by , May 02, 2009
wow! thanks so much for the quick response and suggestion. i truly appreciate your response.
ANSWER by , March 19, 2012 Go to this link and order the original factory paint. Good Luck!
COMMENT by , March 13, 2013
Hello, thanks so much for the link. When I tried to order, the US was not a shipping option. I've emailed them and hope to hear back that they will take my order over the phone or via email and ship to the US.
ANSWER by , March 15, 2012
Had the same problem on my 1998 230 slk. I love this car but hated the interior flaking. Ok, so I might be nuts but as a graduate of art school I thought I could match the paint myself. I used craft paints...folk art Medium gray, folk art barn woon and apple barn gloss dolphin gray.. 45%, 45% and 10%. Thia matched almost perfect! I added martha Stewart's paint finish in satin to give it a more durable finish and to make it adhesive to smooth surfaces. Her paints even work on glass. I bought the best 1" artist brush I could afford and went at it. It's awesome and has been that way for almost a year!
ANSWER by , October 31, 2010
i have same problem, wish to know whether the spray paint worked for you. i'd apreciate for paint recommendation if it did work for you.
COMMENT by , December 31, 2010
I went to English they carry the exact colors for the SLK interiors, worked great on my dark gray/black console of my 99 model
COMMENT by , January 06, 2011
I have grey console in my 99 model SLK, Can you tell me the product you used and the color?
COMMENT by , January 09, 2011
Go to this website: My SLK230 is black with the dark charcoal gray leather interior and trim that looks almost black, but is really a very dark gray. Get a can of the Classic Coat model SEM 07183 (Dark Graphite) it says for Ford, but it matched my interior perfectly since there was no fading, as my car I've always garaged. I bought this at English Color in Dallas Texas but you can order it straight from the SEM website direct for $12.00. I just sprayed some into the inside of the cap and dipped a small flat edged artists paintbrush that was a little wide and flat and it went on quite smoothly with hardly a brush stroke showing......good luck and let me know how it worked!