Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Detailing and Interior

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-06-1999, 08:21 AM
zelik
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Any suggestions for wood trim cleaning? I have some scratches / swirls from my wonderful MB dealer's "complimentary carwash." Well, all the complaints I've left haven't gotten me anywhere and hasn't gotten my wood any better. The light swirls are rather annoying and hurt my eyes to look at. Any suggestions/products?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-06-1999, 01:58 PM
Lee Scheeler
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Meguiars plastic polish will help with those swirls. Meguiars #26 also works pretty well for protecting things from light scratches once you get things cleaned up. If that doesn't work there are other options but always try the least invasive first. The dark wood from say...the 92/93 400Es shows every little thing. The Zebrano and the lighter burl walnut show a bit less. Be very careful, since it swirls that easily it is also easy to take the finish off so be VERY gentle/careful. If that doesn't work post back and we will take it from there. BTW, what model do you have....hence what wood scheme do you have?

Lee
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-06-1999, 04:43 PM
zelik
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Ok I'll give those a trythis weekend. I have a 1997 W210 E420. Burl wood, though my particular car looks really red/cherry.
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-07-1999, 02:51 PM
PThiringer
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Speaking of the wood trim, any suggestions on how to repair/refinish cracks in the wood trim finish(other than replacing the panel)?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-07-1999, 03:00 PM
Lee Scheeler
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Assmuming the crack is through the clear finish but not actually in the wood itself it can be repaired. A professional can refinish it but for some reason the never look quite right next to the original panels. It depends on the risk you want to take. I suppose you can pay someone to do it but if it doesn't come out right and looks strange you are then forced to either replace or endure. Sorry

Lee
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-27-1999, 04:26 PM
Jonathan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Recently I purchased another MB (1971 280S) which needs some restoration to the woodwork due to water damage, and age. I found a wrecking yard with all necessary wood interior pieces in good condition for about $40. rather than worry about the old and how to salvage, I am having all the pieces redone at a furniture resoration shop. This will match all the woodwork to the same color for about $100. I thought this was a great deal since replacement of new wood would have run as high as $1,000. Just another way to go.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY - wood trim dash restoration 300SDog Vintage Mercedes Forum 7 10-19-2008 02:52 AM
W108 wood trim refinishing psfred Detailing and Interior 8 04-05-2008 11:48 AM
300E W124 remove interior wood trim ?? gmercoleza Tech Help 7 10-19-2004 12:08 AM
Wood trim questions KylePavao Diesel Discussion 2 05-19-2003 05:42 PM
Re-finishing wood trim pieces RON FINLAY Detailing and Interior 0 12-01-2002 07:35 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page