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My first Mercedes... :)

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Pete50, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Pete50

    Pete50 New Member

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    Hey!

    I bought a C220d W204 face-lift estate with AMG styling in the summer and I absolutely LOVE it!

    I've made some subtle changes and plan to make a few more. I know some changes might be frowned upon but I have a plan and I'm going to stick to it. It'd be nice to hear what you guys think and if I don't get a royal rippin' I'll continue to post pics in the future and ask for advice as I go :)

    So far I have had the wheels refurbished and painted in a satin gun-metal grey.
    Machine polished whole car
    4 new Continentals (ouch!)
    De-badge (feel 17 again ha)
    C63 style bonnet grill

    I'm going for a window tint on Saturday but unsure how dark to go - thoughts anyone?

    Thanks for looking :)
    Pete
     

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  2. Droverunner

    Droverunner Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum from another recent joiner.

    Nice looking car. Grey wheels good... grille good... tyres good... de-badge - so so... dark tint windows - might spoil it.

    But hey it's your car... and I'm just an old git rooted in the 70s who keeps his cars as they left the factory.
     
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  3. AJD

    AJD Senior Member

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    Hi Pete, welcome to the forum. I personally do like to see cars as they are supposed to be, but, so far yours looks OK :)
     
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  4. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    I know what Andy and others above are saying, it’s nice to see the original specification as manufacturer made it, but in many cases it can be improved, and I believe in your case this is one. Looks good
     
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    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Hi and welcome.
     
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    Pete50

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    Thanks for the kind words guys. I kinda expected to get mixed reactions as it’s not the sort of car you “do up” but many moons ago, I used to be a Max Power reading, Fiesta XR2 driving petrol head who’d mod all my cars to the point of embarrassment! I then had kids and lost interest in cars almost completely! 15 years down the road and I buy this Merc and its brought all the old feelings back and I couldn’t resist tinkering with it. I now look forward to my commute and can honestly say I’ll never buy any other brand of car. I love it!
     
  7. Headhurts

    Headhurts Senior Member

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    Welcome, nice looking car.

    Robin


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  8. Yugguy

    Yugguy Senior Member

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    Howdo. Like the wheels, not a fan of tints.

    Can't tell if there are drilled discs behind those rims? If not, that's worth doing for the looks IMO.

    I've done a bit of subtle modding on my preface w204, leds in sides and fogs and interior, retrofit DRLs that I think look quite OEM.
     
  9. JBell

    JBell Senior Member

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    Hi and welcome

    Nice looking car and you started the modding off well with de-badging.

    Wheels look great, I went satin black on mine
     
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    Pete50

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    I have some Brembo drilled discs ready to fit
    Yours sounds lovely!
    Thanks for the message
     
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    JBell Senior Member

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    Next time you put tyres on it look at Uniroyal Rain Sport 3, epic value for money and staggeringly stable, wet performance is epic
     
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    Hi Pete and welcome to the forum.
     

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