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Old 11-30-2018, 09:36 AM
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How is the metal under the door sills, any rust? This is one of the standard places on w202's where the metal worms start feasting
absolutely no rust Nywhere on this cR. I think its been a California car its whole life
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:01 AM
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absolutely no rust Nywhere on this cR. I think its been a California car its whole life
You are one very lucky owner

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Old 11-30-2018, 10:20 AM
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You are one very lucky owner
You guys get rare colors and models in Europe, we get no rust
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:57 PM
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Got to use a DA polisher on it a bit yesterday. It makes the job a lot easier and I get better results.





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kudos to you for stripping down the attachment pieces, cleaning them up and polishing.
You were able to reuse some of the rocker panel fasteners?

btw, for the rocker panel covers, I have a leftover roll of 6" wide clear vinyl and applied it to some newly painted ML55 rocker panels (15" long at both ends for rock chip prevention) I swapped onto the ML500 last year summer. It's held up with no issues and bonded with no peeling. I plan to do the same onto the C230K rocker panel covers in the late Spring.
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Broke a few clips but I should have spares


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Great work!! Looks like glass
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:07 PM
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looks awesome! How do the oxidized areas and rock chips look?

Are you running spacers?
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Im not done yet.

Rock chips will be done last before ceramic coating. Ive only done left side and hood so far. Hood could be better but its already way nicer than what it was.

I dont run spacers. I have 265/30/18 in the rear and 225/40/18 front


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Finaly had some time to work on the other side. This is just with rubbing compound, still need to polish it.

First pic shows qrt panel not done compared to the door.






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Bumper is back on. Still need to detail the wheels

probably gonna lower the car again since its not being used as a baby hauler anymore

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It looks low enought IMO
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It looks low enought IMO
Depending on the number of the spring pads (# of bumps), could probably decrease it by 1-2 bumps to fine tune the present ride height.
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I put in pretty thick spring pads last year. I used to ride with no spring pads up front at all. I think Ill put the thinnest ones in.

This was the car when it was low.





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Looks great without the front plate great shine
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I dont run spacers. I have 265/30/18 in the rear and 225/40/18 front
PJmak,
What offset are on these monoblocks for you to run 265s at the rear?
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What offset are on these monoblocks for you to run 265s at the rear?
They are either 31 or 35 not sure which is which. The rears might be 35

They are 18x8 and 18x9 staggered
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They are either 31 or 35 not sure which is which. The rears might be 35

They are 18x8 and 18x9 staggered
They are most likely 31 on the front and 35 on the rears. Same as mine which came from a E55
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Man with the cold weather I just havent been abke to work on the car but finaly had a nice day and had some time today. Front clip(minus the bumper)and whole left side are done and ceramic coated.

The rest of the car needs a quick polishing pass than will ceramic coat it also

Im gonna detail the wheels and steam clean the seats when done.






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Fantastic! Great work PJ!
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Nice job on the paint correction...it really smoothes out the paint...now ceramic seal that depth....
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:49 AM
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Almost done with exterior. Detailed the spare wheel as well. Next step is interior and glass clean up.

Gonna steam clean the interior and wash the carpets.



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