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CLK rear quarter rust problems & paint code

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by easternclk, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. easternclk

    easternclk Active Member

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    I know this has probably been covered in other threads but I hunted and couldn't find anything close. I have a silver clk320, 2001 and the rust gremlin is attacking the inside of the rear arches and a spot just above the sill trim. Firstly is the rubber seal that goes between the plastic sill trim and the body work something that is reusable or is it just pulled off and a new one bought and how does the sill plastic trim come away so that I can get access to the rust spot and hopefully deal with it. Lastly where is the paint code for the car found or is Mercedes silver a standard colour across the range?
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    With a silver Mercedes that will 044 for that year,,, please look in the DIY section for the "rear wheel arch mod" by me, you can use the hammerite silver and it blends in perfectly so that you would never see it.

    I am unclear on the rust spot on the sill, any chance of a photo
     
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    Pics of D/S inner arch rust spots, and the rather large one on the sill.
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    OK the arches you can make like new without it being seen as in my DIY.

    I will look up the removing of that strip later in the day, you will be able to reuse it
     
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    Just read your DIY tip and it's very good. Will get some hammerite this afternoon and have a go at it over the weekend. I'm trying to sell the car and if youd heard the fuss the guy made about the inner wings it was ridiculous, "Oh that'll be through to the metal in weeks and the whole qtr will need spraying" what a pratt. As for the sill that may be a bit more difficult. After all it is a 12yr old car with 90k on it.
     
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    The problem is trying to blend a patch in the middle of a panel, , you could just hammerite it it as you cannot blend in any case.

    I used the hammered, but for that patch you need the smooth, the weather is very cold for painting and a heat lamp or warm air gun would help a lot in speeding up the drying process
     
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    Thanks for all your tips, I still need to know about removing the plastic trim along the sill and the rubber infill.
     
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    I can send you the instructions for removing the sills
     
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    that would be v helpfull thanks.
     
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    I need an Email address you can edit it out shortly
     
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    Thanks
     
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    OK and sent ,you can edit out the address
     
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    I use Hammerite silver smooth. It's an excellent colour match but as you are brushing it on its not going to blend in perfectly. I remove all rust and as much black as possible with wet and dry. Then two coats of Hammerite without primer layer. Good luck.
     
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    Unfortunately the "Pratt" was probably right, removal of that sill cover might be a shock for you, the white clips do break they get brittle but MB will get them pretty quick.
     
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    They have new coloured clips now that are better
     
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    Hi Malcolm if I give you my vin can you tell me my paint code please?
     
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    it is 044 brilliant silver I can see it in your picture, but I can check it for you
     
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    Been out all day so heres the vin WDB2083652F187642. Got a tin of hammerite so will be following your DIY tips next week, they are only blemishes so shouldn't be too much of a problem its the sill thats going to be a bit of a challenge, I'd rather see an average patch than bubbles of rust.
     
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    744 paint not 044, I am getting old:D


    VEHICLE TYPE: Car
    MODEL NAME: CLK 320 JAPAN
    ENGINE: 112940 30 988623
    TRANSMISSION: 722618 02 780358
    FRONT AXLE: BE310012846690 11341
    ORDER NUMBER: 0153942666
    LIGHTS: HELLA
    INTERIOR COLOR: 211A
    PAINTS: 744



    RETARDER: 8 010326
    DELIVERY DATE: 26/03/01
    PRODUCTION ORDER REFERENCE: N

    026 PRODUCTION TEST NEW ENGINES (ECE-CHASSIS WITH USA-

    200A LEATHER

    345 RAIN SENSOR

    423 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    441 ADJUSTABLE STEERING COLUMN

    461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND

    551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM

    580 AIR CONDITIONING

    581 AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONER

    613 LAMP UNIT - ASSYMETRICAL, LH TRAFFIC

    668 PACKAGING FOR SHIPPING VEHICLES WITH TIE-DOWN HOOK

    673 HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY

    732 BIRDSEYE MAPLE WOOD TRIM, BLACK

    801 AEJ 06/1/M/X

    819 CD CHANGER

    873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS

    910 DYNAMO WITH HIGHER CAPACITY (FFO)

    954 EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR AVANTGARDE VEHICLES

    984 COC DOC., DELETION OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION DOC.
     
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    Thanks again for that, lucky we checked. Do you think 3 grand is reasonable for this car with 92,000 and 1 prev owner?
     

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