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Old 08-31-2018, 03:22 PM
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77 300D on Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/273432762174?_trksid=p2471758.m4704

I put my 77 300D on Ebay
Custom upgrades:
Fiberglass Dash, Bypassed Climate control to manual Push Pull Knobs made of stone. Painted with Awlgrip. Upgraded Stereo Sound System.
Have a look!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273432762174?_trksid=p2471758.m4704
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:03 PM
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I remember seeing the thread you started of the fiberglass dash, and paint. I am impressed. That is one sweet ride!
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:11 AM
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Thumbs up A Nice One F.S.

Wow, that's a sweetie, you're going to miss it when it's gone .

No reserve ? this could be the buy of a lifetime .
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:31 PM
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Wow! I just read through your paint job/dash thread. That is some incredible work. Very inspiring, and I am now honestly considering attempting to paint a W123 like this. Beautiful looking car though, looks like you have some patience!
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:49 PM
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Outstanding overall condition. I hope you get an excellent price for the car!!!!!!
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:10 PM
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Wow! I just read through your paint job/dash thread. That is some incredible work. Very inspiring, and I am now honestly considering attempting to paint a W123 like this. Beautiful looking car though, looks like you have some patience!
Thanx.
The "Roll and Tip" method works good on lighter colors, but on my current project I tried it with High Gloss Black there were brush lines, so I ended up using a HVLP spray gun.
took a while to get it right.
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:11 PM
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I remember seeing the thread you started of the fiberglass dash, and paint. I am impressed. That is one sweet ride!
Thank you
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:17 PM
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Wow, that's a sweetie, you're going to miss it when it's gone .

No reserve ? this could be the buy of a lifetime .
Thank you.
It is a fun car to drive, probably will regret selling it, but have a 240D and 300CD, and only need 1
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:51 PM
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I hear you ~ I have a CD, TD and 240D plus others, eventually I'll need to choose one, not sure which it'll be although the graymarket 300TD will be the first to go . it's very nice, I just don't like it much, too darn big .
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Old 09-03-2018, 01:08 AM
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Thanx.
The "Roll and Tip" method works good on lighter colors, but on my current project I tried it with High Gloss Black there were brush lines, so I ended up using a HVLP spray gun.
took a while to get it right.
good luck!
Okay good advice. Though I am curious, how did you match the paint? Or was the car a completely different color before? I guess what I am asking is, did you paint the engine bay, door jambs etc. or was the car already a similar color?
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:37 AM
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Okay good advice. Though I am curious, how did you match the paint? Or was the car a completely different color before? I guess what I am asking is, did you paint the engine bay, door jambs etc. or was the car already a similar color?
I tried finding tints that work with this kind of paint (no luck) So just bought 2 close colors then mixed and got lucky, 50/50 was a perfect match. (maybe Awlgrip could custom match a color)
Be sure to test a small area to make sure the Awlgrip bonds to the previous paint.
Yes I did paint door jams and Touched up in the engine area.
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:29 PM
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I tried finding tints that work with this kind of paint (no luck) So just bought 2 close colors then mixed and got lucky, 50/50 was a perfect match. (maybe Awlgrip could custom match a color)
Be sure to test a small area to make sure the Awlgrip bonds to the previous paint.
Yes I did paint door jams and Touched up in the engine area.
Okay gotcha, one last question. What are the disadvantages of painting with this method? I can't find much info about roll and tipping cars, it is mostly about boats obviously. Though I'm genuinely interested and I might try this out on a practice car first. But I am curious about pros and cons etc. from your ebay pictures, the paint looks wonderful. How about in person? Thanks
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:11 PM
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Okay gotcha, one last question. What are the disadvantages of painting with this method? I can't find much info about roll and tipping cars, it is mostly about boats obviously. Though I'm genuinely interested and I might try this out on a practice car first. But I am curious about pros and cons etc. from your ebay pictures, the paint looks wonderful. How about in person? Thanks
Easier for a DIY to roll and tip if you don't have a spray booth facility.
No over spray, less taping, costs less, easy to touch up.
A professionally sprayed car will look a little better if done right.
If you want a low maintenance tuff paint job on your daily driver its beyond very good. You will see slight lines if you look for them, but will also see orange peel in a spray job.
If you want a Show Car then pay more and have it professionally sprayed.
Not too many W123 s are show cars. I wouldn't Roll and Tip a W113.
I am happy with 2 cars I painted, the car I am painting now (no fault of Awlgrip) has problems with a previous paint job, so I am removing several layers of low quality paint then will have to repaint again.
Good luck with what ever you end up doing.
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:03 AM
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There are quite a few online articles about " $ 50 paint job ", I highly suggest you rrad as many as you can, they're full of good tips .

Basically you need to really do a lot of prep for it to come out well .

Time is your best resource here .
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1978 300CD back from the dead&1980 300CD ~ SOLD
1984 300CD KEEPER ! 430,XXX miles
1984 Euro 300TD Fully optioned SWMBO's
1974 350SLC 4 speed stickshift SOLD & missed
Krazy Kommie Ural Motos (3)
BMW Moto R60/6 Barn Find, 8,000miles
1959 VW #113 Deuxe Beetle, 36hp engine, stock
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