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Old 12-17-2005, 09:15 PM
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Any wheel weights that wont damage wheel finish

When I got my car, I had the wheels rebalanced. The paint was chiped where the old weights were installed. I would like to get my wheels refinished but I would like to find more suitable weights before doing so. Any recomendations.

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Old 12-18-2005, 02:17 AM
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John, inside wheel weights won't affect the "shiny" side of the wheels.
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:46 AM
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When I got my car, I had the wheels rebalanced. The paint was chiped where the old weights were installed. I would like to get my wheels refinished but I would like to find more suitable weights before doing so. Any recomendations.

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the mercedes OEM weights do't scratch
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:32 PM
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Use the tape weights they stick on the inside. The shop may say they cannot balance them as well using them but that is BS. My shop does a fine job and mine are rock steady to well over 100.
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Use the tape weights they stick on the inside........

Like 'e said.....but cover them with tape or a coating of clear Polyurethane paint to stop the weather attacking the mounting foam to wheel interface.





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Old 12-21-2005, 10:01 PM
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The wheel weight inside is true, In alot of instances you can get away with it, just like you can get away with a static balance. The reason people say it dosent work is that the wheel balancer actually does a 2 plane balance, inside surface and outside surface. Ignoring this becomes a compromise.

Are MB OEM weights still available for the older 1988 vintage SL wheels. Anyone have part numbers?

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Old 12-21-2005, 11:04 PM
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The wheel weight inside is true, In alot of instances you can get away with it, just like you can get away with a static balance. The reason people say it dosent work is that the wheel balancer actually does a 2 plane balance, inside surface and outside surface. Ignoring this becomes a compromise.

Are MB OEM weights still available for the older 1988 vintage SL wheels. Anyone have part numbers?

John Roncallo
they are two parts
the clip is part number 124-401-07-28 you will need 2 per wheel
and the weights are below all are measured in grams, below is a link to a conversion chart program you can download for free.
Free Conversion Chart

124 401 36 94
5 G
124 401 37 94
10 G
124 401 38 94
15 G
124 401 53 94
20 G
124 401 54 94
25 G
124 401 55 94
30 G
124 401 56 94
35 G
124 401 57 94
40 G
124 401 58 94
45 G
124 401 59 94
50 G
124 401 60 94
55 G
124 401 61 94
60 G
124 401 62 94
65 G
124 401 63 94
70 G
124 401 64 94
75 G
124 401 65 94
80 G
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:28 AM
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Thanks for the reply and part numbers Ray

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