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Black Bonnet Badge

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Kirbs, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Kirbs

    Kirbs Senior Member

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    Good afternoon

    I am looking to replace the blue wreath badge on the bonnet of my R230 2004 with a black one

    Has anyone else done this,or if not do we know where one can be found please

    Thanks you
     
  2. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    I believe GLK (David) did just that, albeit not with a 230.
    IIRC it came from MB Newcastle Ebay shop?
     
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    Indeed I have - looks great on a black car, I think:

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    And yes, I bought it from MB Newcastle, John is absolutely right :)
    There's also a slightly cheaper option from one of the German OE part suppliers, but the postage on a single item negates the potential savings.
     
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    Kirbs

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    Thanks both ,found it £39 but will still go for it

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    Kirbs

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    Thanks Both

    Spoke to MB Newcastle and bought it

    For anyone with R230 there are 2 types so don't buy the first one that comes up on ebay MB Newcastle for £39 even if it says it fits

    The correct part number is A0008171601 £28 for the black one,give them a call if in doubt but don't just buy the first one that comes up

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    Never looked- are these easy to swop over by the way?
     
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    I was thinking the same thing
     
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    Great minds.....
     
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    Are well that's what I was just thinking

    Fishing wire and gentle persuasion Im told

    If that fails then shes in for wheel,caliper, refurb, badges to black type treatment so might ask them to do it

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    GLK Will tell us
     
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    Easy to remove the old one - just two pins on the badge and two nylon inserts in the bonnet.

    I wrapped some neoprene around an old plastic card and sharpen its edge - worked perfectly: no marks left on the bonnet, old badge perfectly intact.
     
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    Some after market replacements come with a stainless steel (claimed) screw and wing-nut assembly, but just as simple to fit.
     
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    Cool... might have been clear if I looked, but much easier now thanks chaps- think black would look good on mine too
     
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    Ive just messaged MB Newcastle to see if they have the right one for mine...an overdue change which i’d Forgotten about, thanks folks!
     
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    Thanks All

    The videos do not apply to an R230 ,there is no access from the underside,its a sharpened plastic,fishing line jobbie I think,will come back when I know

    Cheers
     
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    Ordered from MB Newcastle (Michael)- he tells me the one I had found on his ebay site which showed as not compatible for my car is actually compatible- I gave him my Vin - so fingers crossed!
     
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    Replaced mine on the R230 with another blue one as it is a blue car. I say another blue one but the original was almost completely chrome as most of the blue had been polished away. I managed to prise it out using my fingernails alone (maybe I should trim them :p). I replaced the two little plastic mounting bushes too.
     
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