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Old 10-12-2014, 11:08 PM
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W126 rhino lined bumpers?

My bumpers on the sd are really beat up. I was thinking about repairing the cracks and holes and the rhino lining them. It's a white car, what you guys think?

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Old 10-12-2014, 11:21 PM
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I had the same problem on my 190D. I filled the bad spots with bondo, sanded it nicely, and went over the whole bumper with Duplicolor black bumper paint. The result is better than you'd think. It's lasted 2 years so far, and it would only take a couple of hours to redo if there was a problem.
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:47 AM
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I had the same problem on my 190D. I filled the bad spots with bondo, sanded it nicely, and went over the whole bumper with Duplicolor black bumper paint. The result is better than you'd think. It's lasted 2 years so far, and it would only take a couple of hours to redo if there was a problem.
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:48 AM
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I was looking at that too. I do like the added armor that comes with trick liner though.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:23 AM
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Not very good photos, but you can see how it looked when it was fresh:

http://www.coolcatcorp.com/190Restoration/Mercedes50.JPG

http://www.coolcatcorp.com/190Restoration/Mercedes51.JPG

"Before", I had a six inch tear in the rear bumper.

I'll try to get a better photo later today, if it's not raining.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:28 AM
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Rhino liner is some very, very tough stuff. I had the bottom of my little flats boat coated with it. I did it to keep the bottom from getting gouged by oyster shells. It has held up perfectly for about 5 years now.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:42 AM
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If you are thinking of going the Rhino Liner route I'd suggest looking at Raptor Upol bed liner. I have used it to coat and entire truck (Landcruiser FZJ80) and coated my ARB winch bumper with it.

It is a very durable product, the texture (rougher or smoother) can be adjusted by the air pressure used to spray it, and is about a $100.00 for 4 one quart bottles, hardner, and shutz gun.

An added benefit is it can be tinted to match any color with auto paint tint.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:25 AM
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Not very good photos, but you can see how it looked when it was fresh:

http://www.coolcatcorp.com/190Restoration/Mercedes50.JPG

http://www.coolcatcorp.com/190Restoration/Mercedes51.JPG

"Before", I had a six inch tear in the rear bumper.

I'll try to get a better photo later today, if it's not raining.
That looks really good! Was it in a spray can form or did you have to use your own sprayer? Did you also use it on the other black body trim parts?
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:50 PM
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Not very good photos, but you can see how it looked when it was fresh:

http://www.coolcatcorp.com/190Restoration/Mercedes50.JPG

http://www.coolcatcorp.com/190Restoration/Mercedes51.JPG

"Before", I had a six inch tear in the rear bumper.

I'll try to get a better photo later today, if it's not raining.
That looks... surprisingly good!

If you feel like doing crack repair and sanding, I might recommend having a look at Paintscratch's color match spray paint options. I have had simply exceptional luck with their paint. It's not cheap, but I've gotten paint from them three times, and it has been a perfect match each time. In fact, the passenger fender on my E300 is Paintscratch spray, and it matches flawlessly in terms of color, depth, and gloss:

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Old 10-13-2014, 04:13 PM
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That looks really good! Was it in a spray can form or did you have to use your own sprayer? Did you also use it on the other black body trim parts?
I used it on most of the black, including the door handles. There are a few pieces I didn't get to, you know how that goes.

I used rattle cans with a pistol grip attachment I found in the paint store. The grip works on any spray can, just clips to the rim. Worked very well, almost like a real spray gun. Duplicolor makes this particular paint in several colors: various shades of black and grey, and some lighter shades, too.

One problem I have at the moment is with the windshield wiper...I did the transmission with this paint. I was cleaning up the engine compartment with some spray degreaser, and some overspray hit the wiper. Wrecked the paint. Easy enough to fix, it's been the only problem. It's not as solvent resistant as regular acrylic bumper paint.

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