Ecologically compatible repair methods are another way to protect the environment and save money. For example, dents caused by minor bodywork damage are carefully pressed out. The advantage is that the cost is often only around a tenth of the cost of conventional repair. It also achieves a valuable saving in raw materials.
When it comes to paintwork damage, Mercedes-Benz focuses on reducing the use of solvent-based paints. It uses environmentally compatible water-based paints and clear coats with improved scratch resistance. The latter has an organic solvent proportion of around 40%. The remainder comprises inorganic silicon-oxygen components. These nano compounds feature greater cohesion and enhanced scratch resistance.
Incidentally, dispensing with paints and solvents not only ensures reduced environmental impact but is also more beneficial to health.