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Repairs and Modifications

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Jimbo1959, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Jimbo1959

    Jimbo1959 Senior Member

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    I got my car back from the bodyshop last Monday night after my unfortunate deer/Coupe interface.

    I have resisted all temptation to wash her as per instructions from the bodyshop and today set about restoring her to pristine condition.

    After cleaning, removing all the tar spots which have accumulated and giving her a damned good seeing to with AGSRP she's looking beautiful again.

    I took a couple of pictures to let you all see how much better she looks repaired, plus I'd like some opinions on the looks now that the chrome side strips have been removed. I like it, looks cleaner I think.

    The repair:-
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    And the modification N/Side :-
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    O/Side :- IMG_3366.JPG

    Typically I had barely finished taking the photos when it started hissing down, I think the tyre slick will have been washed off knowing my luck. :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    It's a fine looking car Jim. Only the black wheels detract a little, but I think they're a winter accessory. I'm sure it turns a few heads.
     
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    Jimbo1959

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    Thanks Mac, you're spot on about the wheels, my winter set. I can't wait to get my silver ones back on again, I think they look so much better than the black ones.
    She's in good nick for a car that'll be ten years old this year. :D
     
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    Looking good! The trusty old AGSRP is a superb product. Nice to a see a properly shiny silver car.
     
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    Jimbo, I'm I tad biased, but what a lovely motor, and the chrome door strip removal gets a thumbs up, looks so much smoother, and easier to clean, i did the same to mine. :)
    Not a fan of the black wheels, but as you said, there winter wheels, so I'll let you off .:D
     
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    Looks superb, need to remove the badges from the front wings though (winky face)
     
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    Each to their own Jim, I am old fashioned enough to like a bit of chrome in the right places. Only a winter thing I know, but black wheels leave me cold. That is a nice car though and for me it is in the right colour, MB's should be Silver should't they ? - Silver arrows and all of that. I will no doubt warm to it when you get your silver alloys back on it.
     
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    Looks great Jim, so much better without the plastic chrome strips.
     
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    Very nice, yes I do not like dark wheels.
     
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    Since doing the chrome strips I'm seriously considering it Jon, they do detract slightly from the clean look.
     
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    Do it Jim, IT WILL look better. :)
     
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    It will look better.
     
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    Seems a consensus has been reached
     
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