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 07-29-2006, 12:40 AM
Jeremy5848's Avatar
Registered Biodiesel User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sonoma Wine Country
Posts: 8,394
How to remove trunk script?

I'm gradually cleaning and detailing my new-to-me 300DT and need to remove the "300D" and "TURBODIESEL" script from the trunk lid so I can rub out the paint. I was happy to find that the star was attached with a nut and came off easily, but it looks like the script is attached with some tiny clips that I can't even see, much less remove. What to do?
__________________

"Buster" in the '95

Our all-biodiesel family
1995 E300D (W124) . .239,000 miles My car
1996 E300D (W210) . .313,000 miles Wife's car
Santa Rosa population 170,685 (2012)
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . 722,685
"Oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz."
-- Janis Joplin, October 1, 1970
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-29-2006, 02:19 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 235
The later W124 tail emblems were just glued on. A bit of fishing line is all you need to remove them.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-29-2006, 02:47 PM
JCE's Avatar
JCE JCE is offline
Down to the Wear Bars
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: So Kalifornia
Posts: 2,189
Many of the MB emblems are glued on - the process for removing is described for many models in the archives through a search. IF yours is one of the glued on versions, fishing line or dental tape lubricated with a detailing spray like Mequirs Quick Detailer will let you remove it easily - a little WD40 helps clean up any glue left behind. Some people needed a hair dryer on the inside of the trunk behind the badges to soften the glue first.

If you plan on re-attaching them, either buy new badges from Fastlane, or be prepareed to do a fair search on the types of adhesives to use, as the original glue is destroyed by the removal process.
__________________
John

2003 Firemist Red/grey leather SL 500
2015 Palladium Silver/black mbtex GLK 350
1987 Smoke Silver/burgundy mbtex 300E Sportline (SOLD)

Click to see 87 300E
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-29-2006, 06:06 PM
Jeremy5848's Avatar
Registered Biodiesel User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sonoma Wine Country
Posts: 8,394
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeremy5848
... the script is attached with some tiny clips that I can't even see, much less remove. What to do?
The script is NOT glued on. The script has timy pins cast into it that go through the lid and are held on the inside by some kind of plastic cap. I'n trying to figure out how to remove them without damaging anything.
__________________

"Buster" in the '95

Our all-biodiesel family
1995 E300D (W124) . .239,000 miles My car
1996 E300D (W210) . .313,000 miles Wife's car
Santa Rosa population 170,685 (2012)
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . 722,685
"Oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz."
-- Janis Joplin, October 1, 1970
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-29-2006, 07:03 PM
dieseldiehard's Avatar
Dieseldiehard
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Bay Area No Calif.
Posts: 4,276
The 123 cars didn't use glued on legends.

That's a lot of work for a detail job. But about the only to get a nice finish!

I don't recall seeing plastic caps, I am familiar with the flat clip that goes on over the post, its pushed down when installing, but if you try to remove them they are almost impossible to get off and will cut into the metal posts.

I used a set of diagonal cutters to tear them off, literally break the clip in pieces if necessary. I managed to get one off whole but it was pried such that the two retainers were bent out and hardly worked afterwards. You could buy new ones at the dealer.
__________________
'00 E320 (wifes car), '95 E320 Wagon my favorite road car. '99 E300D wolf in sheeps body, '87 300D Sportline suspension, '79 300TD w/ 617.952 engine at 367,750 and counting!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-29-2006, 07:16 PM
MTI's Avatar
MTI MTI is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 10,626
In the late 80's, MB made the switch to glued on trunklid designations. My 85 W201 had the plastic lugs, but later model W201 are just glued on.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-29-2006, 11:52 PM
JCE's Avatar
JCE JCE is offline
Down to the Wear Bars
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: So Kalifornia
Posts: 2,189
Quote:
Originally Posted by JCE
the process for removing is described for many models in the archives through a search. IF yours is one of the glued on versions, ...

That is why I suggested a search - it wasn't clear what year model you were talking about (123, 124, etc), and there were 300 designations in each model. My 87 300 has glue on emblems. Another poster also assumed you were talking about a 124 as well, so model or year does help with answers.

Unlike the emblems, the trunk star on my 87 is not held on with glue, but with the 3 plastic caps over some tabs. If you have plastic tabs/buttons over your emblems on the inside of the trunk, you might investigate this thread.
__________________
John

2003 Firemist Red/grey leather SL 500
2015 Palladium Silver/black mbtex GLK 350
1987 Smoke Silver/burgundy mbtex 300E Sportline (SOLD)

Click to see 87 300E

Last edited by JCE; 07-30-2006 at 12:14 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-01-2006, 04:37 PM
redassag00's Avatar
I like OM603's
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 1,232
Dental floss
__________________
91 350SD
15 F250 6.7L
97 FZJ80 LX450
Overseas Rides:
Santa Fe LWB 2.2L CRDi
GWM Steed 2.0 CRD
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-03-2006, 11:44 AM
JamesDean's Avatar
Electrical Engineer
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 5,027
whats the best way to remove left over residue? The badges were removed a long time ago and the 190E and 2.6 are still visible due to left over residue....any ideas?

kris
__________________
Cruise Control not working? Send me PM or email (jamesdean59@gmail.com). I might be able to help out.
Check here for compatibility, diagnostics, and availability!

82 300SD 145k
82 300SD 265k
87 420SEL 230k
89 420SEL 210k
89 560SEL 118k
90 300SE 262k RIP 5/25/2010
90 560SEL 154k
91 300D 2.5 Turbo. 241k
93 190E 3.0 235k
93 300E 195k
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-03-2006, 12:03 PM
TX76513's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Brandon, Mississippi
Posts: 5,203
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesDean
whats the best way to remove left over residue? The badges were removed a long time ago and the 190E and 2.6 are still visible due to left over residue....any ideas?

kris
If it is residue some mineral spirits will take it off safely. More common is sun fading where the paint was protected by the badge.
__________________
BENZ THERE DONE THAThttp://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/...c/progress.gif
15 VW Passat TDI
00 E420
98 E300 DT
97 E420 Donor Car - NEED PARTS? PM ME!
97 S500
97 E300D
86 Holden Jackaroo Turbo D
86 300SDL
(o\|/o)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-03-2006, 02:24 PM
JamesDean's Avatar
Electrical Engineer
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 5,027
im pretty sure its residue because its black...ill check into the mineral spirits
__________________
Cruise Control not working? Send me PM or email (jamesdean59@gmail.com). I might be able to help out.
Check here for compatibility, diagnostics, and availability!

82 300SD 145k
82 300SD 265k
87 420SEL 230k
89 420SEL 210k
89 560SEL 118k
90 300SE 262k RIP 5/25/2010
90 560SEL 154k
91 300D 2.5 Turbo. 241k
93 190E 3.0 235k
93 300E 195k
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-07-2006, 04:00 PM
sLoweredK300e's Avatar
Euro Tech
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 168
I have a 1991 300e. I just pulled them off with my fingers, then cleaned the glue off with Goof Off. Not a big deal at all.
__________________
The Wolf: That's thirty minutes away. I'll be there in ten.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-05-2006, 01:34 AM
Bob G's Avatar
Bob G
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Long Beach ,California
Posts: 276
Cool removing script from trunk

If memory serves me correct the script you are tryin to remove is held in place by tiny white plastic press inplugs the hold the pins on the back of the script.

to remove take a tine plastic bondo applicater from your local auto parts store and carefully see if you can create a gap from front to rear wedgeing outward toward you in small increments to loosen the pins from the plastic holders. Some WD40 may help with this . It is a slow process but it works. youwill need some new white plastic pop in holders before putting the script back on.
I used to do this all the time. but that was ages ago.

Bob Geco
Auto Detailing since 1970
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




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:44 AM.


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