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jdcaples
11-17-2007, 02:25 AM
I didn't have a lot of manuvering room, but both vehicles were pretty clean at the time of the photo. My color perception's impaired so I couldn't comment on the "truth" of the colors.

The cost difference between Brilliant Metallic Silver and Silver Gray was about $600.00 USD.

-Jon

nocky
11-17-2007, 03:04 AM
Silver gray is more like battle ship or navy gray. So if you can’t tell the difference save your money.

Xperia
11-17-2007, 03:05 AM
I love the brilliant silver that looks nice! I have a 2008 3500 ext 3 door ordered in that color and the $600 add is fine with me :-)

mean_in_green
11-17-2007, 11:02 AM
Silver grey looks better to my eye. It implies a more purposeful and industrial capability.

The UK is awash with Brilliant Silver - it was offered as a no cost option for a few years I believe. Now it's as common as Arctic White!

Simon

Xperia
11-17-2007, 04:12 PM
thats ok Simon ! here in the USA the amc pacer had quite a following as well ;-)~ to each his own

unik
11-17-2007, 07:19 PM
I Love
:lol:SILVER GRAY:lol:
:rolleyes:But I live in Florida where sommer is Hot:shifty:
so have my Sprinter White, to be exact Stone-White
Even I painted roof with reflective paint
:cheers: uNik

sprinterusa
11-17-2007, 08:54 PM
Silver Grey looks better to my eye. :drool::drool:
Paid 45K $600.00 no big deal for 3500 dually 170 EXT
14 Passengers :thumbup:
MBZ Grille kit my cost under 140.00 EUR no big deal to. :shhh:
Chrome 4 pc. Accent kit 68.00 EUR
I import over 500 kits for now.

www.sprintergrille.com

To paint the valance Brilliant Silver Metallic $80.00 USD
Under ONE hour to install (no black Polly ureten)
Drive over 2000 mi. SUPER :drool::drool::drool:
I think to paint front hubs silver to, like rears

4788

4789

SprinterUSA1
11-17-2007, 10:33 PM
.........................
MBZ Grille kit my cost under 140.00 EUR no big deal to. :shhh:
Chrome 4 pc. Accent kit 68.00 EUR
I import over 500 kits for now.





If I am doing the math correctly you are making $138 or 43% on each set sold. Seems like you are getting a pretty good deal.

sprinterusa
11-18-2007, 09:05 AM
Recalculate
1.00EUR(one Euro)= $1.47USD
Add 68.00EUR for Chrome 4 pc. Accent kit.
If you import one kit you got kill. 240.00EUR
Best i like Mercedes-Benz over the plate
and Crafter tail lites.(for now not for sale)
The 2007 grilles are here in stock. I getting them in as fast as I can pac it.
4797

4795

I import parts over 20 years.
You can see the green 309 bus
on the last photo.Now is only history
to remember for the good old
time(1980 to 1990) my commercial imports.

www.sprintergrille.com

4796

Xperia
11-19-2007, 04:24 PM
bring us those crafter tail lights Rudi!

SprinterUSA1
11-21-2007, 02:20 AM
Have a question about a different color.

Anybody happen to know the color code for the Graphite Metallic? Thanx.



SprinterUSA1

jdcaples
11-21-2007, 02:34 AM
Have a question about a different color.

Anybody happen to know the color code for the Graphite Metallic? Thanx.



SprinterUSA1




2007 DODGE SPRINTER COLOURS
1. AMBER RED METALLIC* PV3
2. AQUA GREEN PPH
3. ARCTIC WHITE P01
4. BLACK BLUE* P02
5. BLACK GREY* P06
6. BRILLIANT BLUE* PCH
7. BRILLIANT SILVER METALLIC* PD3
8. BROOM YELLOW** P11
9. CALCITE YELLOW P03
10. CARBON BLACK METALLIC* P09
11. COCA COLA RED** P12
12. FLAME RED* PR4
13. GRAPHITE GREY* P19
14. GRAPHITE METALLIC* PDR
15. HIBISCUS RED PAF
16. JASPER BLUE METALLIC* PBM
17. JET BLACK* PXB
18. SILVER GREY* P08
19. STEEL BLUE* PBQ
20. STONE GREY* P07
21. UPS BROWN† P18
22. VANDA BLUE PBC
23. VELVET RED PAM
* Extra cost colour.
** Fleet only colour with extra cost.
† Fleet only colour.

SprinterUSA1
11-21-2007, 02:36 AM
@jdcaples,


:bow::bow::bow::bow:


SprinterUSA1

Sprinter
11-21-2007, 02:42 AM
Talking about colors, funny thing, someone just sent me private message asking about my van being painted all white as You can see on my avatar. I started with grill, Arctic White P01 paint was ordered from dealer. When my body shop called me to come an pick it up, we soon realized it's different white, waaay different! I will post some pictures tommorrow. I was going to paint bumper, mirrors and side trim but how can I get the right color? It would sure look good but for now my avatar is just a Photoshop trick (I just wasn't patient enough to do it right)

jdcaples
11-21-2007, 03:16 AM
... When my body shop called me to come an pick it up, we soon realized it's different white, waaay different!



Why was your Sprinter in the hospital?

-Jon

mean_in_green
11-21-2007, 10:22 AM
...how can I get the right color?

Good question.

There are different bumpers too you know - some are smooth, some are textured.

Mine was textured, but when it was last painted the bodyshop used high build filler all over it. I didn't ask them to, but I'm glad they did - I prefer the look.

The colour match is simply down to finding a paintshop who can match accurately.

I've had problems with this before. If a bodyshop mixes paint to my code, it isn't normally correct the first time they mix. Some can't even find the code, as it appears to be an ancient saloon car option on some paint systems. The factory paint code is actually a RAL, or industry standard, reference. For example, mine is MB6295. RAL6295 is the same colour.

I put my colour matching issues down to the tint mixture being slightly out to lunch when it was originally painted.

One solution is to find a paint supplier yourself and take the vehicle there then buy your own paint. The other is find a bodyshop who are willing to get it right for you.

For me this image perfectly illustrates the fine integration of the headlight shape, the bumper step recess, and the grille outline. The design still looks sharp after seven years.

Simon

Sprinter
11-21-2007, 02:17 PM
Why was your Sprinter in the hospital?

-Jon

It wasn't Sprinter, just a part of the grill kit. Mercedes grill comes painted with primer, then You have to match it to body color.

Nice work, Simon

SprinterUSA1
11-21-2007, 11:57 PM
2007 DODGE SPRINTER COLOURS
1. AMBER RED METALLIC* PV3
2. AQUA GREEN PPH
3. ARCTIC WHITE P01
4. BLACK BLUE* P02
5. BLACK GREY* P06
6. BRILLIANT BLUE* PCH
7. BRILLIANT SILVER METALLIC* PD3
8. BROOM YELLOW** P11
9. CALCITE YELLOW P03
10. CARBON BLACK METALLIC* P09
11. COCA COLA RED** P12
12. FLAME RED* PR4
13. GRAPHITE GREY* P19
14. GRAPHITE METALLIC* PDR
15. HIBISCUS RED PAF
16. JASPER BLUE METALLIC* PBM
17. JET BLACK* PXB
18. SILVER GREY* P08
19. STEEL BLUE* PBQ
20. STONE GREY* P07
21. UPS BROWN† P18
22. VANDA BLUE PBC
23. VELVET RED PAM
* Extra cost colour.
** Fleet only colour with extra cost.
† Fleet only colour.

JD,


you wouldn't happen to have the cross over codes for the color codes above?

It should be a MBxxxx number. I only need it for the Graphite Metallic. Thanks.


SprinterUSA1

jdcaples
11-22-2007, 03:48 AM
JD,


you wouldn't happen to have the cross over codes for the color codes above?

It should be a MBxxxx number. I only need it for the Graphite Metallic. Thanks.


SprinterUSA1

I do have a list - attached - but I think it's old and it uses three digits, not four.

The only reason I'm posting it: some of the names of colors match the Sprinter analogues.

Perhaps someone else will provide more accurate/up-to-date info, but regardless I hope it helps.

-Jon

AHAMAYfrank
11-22-2007, 02:26 PM
When I had my valance painted to match (Brilliant Silver Metallic) the body shop looked for the paint code on the truck but couldn’t find it. They called the Dodge (arg) dealership with the VIN and got information. The body shop mixed the paint to whatever code the dealership gave them and it looks identical to me. Maybe I got lucky, or maybe with all the different angles meeting up on the front of the vehicle I just can’t tell the match isn’t perfect. The end user is very happy with the result.

Frank :thumbup:

P.S. When I ordered the van I when back and forth with Silver Grey and BSM and finally played it safe with BSM. I ordered by 2004 Brilliant Blue not having seen the color on anything and was disappointed when it came, so I guess that influenced my choice. I like both these colors still but computers lie when it comes to colors. Super happy with what I’ve got.