whoops! sorry about that, having computer trouble.
deanyel: I got the impression my car has a factory clear coat from the paintscratch.com website, because it is an 87. They may very well be wrong, but the real important question is, will it matter if my panels are clear coated and the car is not? will there be a visual difference?
Also, that site advised against painting below 50 degrees fahrenheit, which will be difficult for me to do until about april, so I may be going to a shop after all, but I'm still not positive.
Thanks for the input deanyel
Benz300: I have surmised from previous posts on the subject that the U.S. wipers are incompatible with the euro lights unless altered significantly, plus my old panels are quite chipped, thus the decision to go with the hole-less panels.