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Old 12-28-2004, 03:35 AM
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Tectite Grey vs Designo Graphite

Are those colors the same? They look the same to me...

Can anyone educate me please?

Also, does anybody know what the color code is please? Thanks!
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tectite grey: 753
...designo colors all start with 0 meaning that the colorcode is below 100...and thus not the same...

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tectite grey: 753
...designo colors all start with 0 meaning that the colorcode is below 100...and thus not the same...

greetingz,

Thanks

btw, I read Jim (jl88) saying that the tectite grey option for the SL was removed and repackaged into the designo graphite package, hence it is the same color.

So is it just the same? for example it's tectite grey on the w211 but graphite on the SL?
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Top one is designo graphie

bottom one is tectite gray
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they are different colors and tecitite is no more ..
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Graphite appeals to me slightly better rather than Tectite. They are similar but there is a difference.

My personal favorite it Flint Grey.
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The Designo graphite is a great color, love it! The code is 041. We had a sportcoupe with this color, was realy beatiful. There's a little bit of green in the paint, but you'll only see it if the sun is shining.
The code for Tektite is 753, we recently had a E500 4-M station in tektite! (special order).
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My G500 is in Techtite - best color I have ever seleted for a car (truck). Techtite = not black, not grey and does NOT show dirt at all. Love that color...an updated version of the old original 356 Porsche grey.
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Originally Posted by 2000BEAST
My G500 is in Techtite - best color I have ever seleted for a car (truck). Techtite = not black, not grey and does NOT show dirt at all. Love that color...an updated version of the old original 356 Porsche grey.
Doesn't it show swirl marks like black does? I'm leaning toward getting the regular brillant silver, because after 5 black cars, I"m just tired of buffing it out all night long.
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get flint gray man, the new paint doesnt swirl nearly as easily...
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get flint gray man, the new paint doesnt swirl nearly as easily...
Wish I could afford a new car Looking to get an 00 to 02.
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oh, doh. Yea man then def try and get tectite... I personally like white.
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2004 E55 tectite grey/charcoal
I have tectite. It is a great color but not available anymore. Has been replaced by Flint grey.
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My G500 is in Techtite - best color I have ever seleted for a car (truck). Techtite = not black, not grey and does NOT show dirt at all. Love that color...an updated version of the old original 356 Porsche grey.
Same here. Best color on the G500. They don't make it on the G anymore right? I have an '03 model so I've been away from the new car game awhile since Mercedes Financial decided to try some fraud on me.
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Tectite is so nice - not a pain to keep clean like black and not as common as silver - gorgeous color - but I am biased
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Only color to get is Tectite
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Here is a photo of my 07 E63, that is Designo Graphite. I think that color is outstanding.

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Here is a photo of my 07 E63, that is Designo Graphite. I think that color is outstanding.

This colour is outstanding, and yes Sir, so is your E63.
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Thank you. Here are a few more that you might like as well.

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Nothing exciting now, hopeful future E55/63 owner!
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Same here. Best color on the G500. They don't make it on the G anymore right? I have an '03 model so I've been away from the new car game awhile since Mercedes Financial decided to try some fraud on me.
Ouch my eyes, way to make your first post by bumping a 6yr old thread

Your 63 is a panty dropper homey
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Originally Posted by MBenzNL View Post
tectite grey: 753
...designo colors all start with 0 meaning that the colorcode is below 100...and thus not the same...

greetingz,
This can't be right, my C43 is 040 black which is NOT a designo color...
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