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Forum: Detailing and Interior 03-11-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By Hans47
Micro Brush for Paint Chip Repair

Hi, could someone please recommend a website that sells basic micro-brushes to apply paint? I am looking for a standard reusuable brush bristle not the disposable ones. Couldn't find anything doing a...
Forum: Tex-Mex (TX, OK, NM, Mexico) 02-23-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,245
Posted By Hans47
Jimmy, about $350 before tax - In line with other...

Jimmy, about $350 before tax - In line with other quotes I received.

Chadahar, even if they agreed to repaint the hood I wouldn't get it done because after 20 years not even the best paint shop...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 02-23-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By Hans47
Cal, I don't use Windex anywhere on the...

Cal, I don't use Windex anywhere on the instrument cluster so it must be the heat. My car doesn't spend anytime in the sunlight but during warm months it is in a hot garage. It must be plastic...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 02-21-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By Hans47
Vinylex Protectant

Hi, folks. Is Vinylex really safe to use on MB trim? I use it on the interior of my 420 SEL. It always seemed to work great but today I noticed that the black plastic trim that fits under the base of...
Forum: Tex-Mex (TX, OK, NM, Mexico) 02-21-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,245
Posted By Hans47
Folks, thanks much for the replies with tips. I...

Folks, thanks much for the replies with tips. I appreciate the great feedback here. I had a PPG windshield installed yesterday and during removal of the old windshield the edge of the hood by the...
Forum: Tex-Mex (TX, OK, NM, Mexico) 02-07-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,245
Posted By Hans47
Windshield Replacement W126 Dallas Area

Hello, could someone please recommend a Dallas area windshield replacement company that has a technician(3) with plenty of experience with 420 SELs?

I want to replace my original windshield with a...
Forum: Tech Help 09-23-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Hans47
cdplayer and Hatterasguy, I agree with you. I was...

cdplayer and Hatterasguy, I agree with you. I was told, the first time around, when my pristine wood panel was scatched/chipped, that it was removed but a bit differently from what cdplayer...
Forum: Tech Help 09-19-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Hans47
Hi Peter, OK that is what I was told. How do you...

Hi Peter, OK that is what I was told. How do you do it without damaging the wood? There is a hairline gap around the edge of the switch. Thanks for the feedback.
Forum: Tech Help 09-19-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Hans47
Peter, I'm in agreement with you. I have been...

Peter, I'm in agreement with you. I have been having a discussion with the shop that services my car. Long story short, they claim the panel does not need to be removed since the hazard flasher...
Forum: Tech Help 09-18-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Hans47
Hazard Switch 1988 420 SEL

Hi, does the wood panel need to be removed first or does the switch just plug in/out without panel removal? Just crurious about how much work is involved. Thanks.
Forum: Tech Help 04-04-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By Hans47
Door Won't Close - 420 SEL

Hello, long story short, I opened my rear right passenger door this afternoon to about the 1/3 open rest point and the hinge made a dull creaking/groaning sound. It will not close - pretty much...
Forum: Tech Help 08-31-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By Hans47
Just passing along my lessons... If you...

Just passing along my lessons...

If you haven't used a grease gun before don't be surprised if the folks at the auto parts stores don't know how to use them.

An easier solution is to buy a...
Forum: Tech Help 08-27-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By Hans47
I'm in pain...I followed your advice...have been...

I'm in pain...I followed your advice...have been to two autoparts stores and tried two brands of mini grease guns (Powerbuilt & OEM) and been unable to get the guns to operate (it doesn't help that...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-02-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By Hans47
Luke, thank you. The folks at Continental USA...

Luke, thank you. The folks at Continental USA stated 30 psi front / 35
psi rear using the Tire Guide as a reference. Although since you are the MB specialist, I place greater trust in your advice.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-02-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By Hans47
Luke, I think you meant to respond to someone...

Luke, I think you meant to respond to someone else. Most of your email seems pertinent until you state that my car is a 2006 and that I have uneven tread wear. My car is a 1988 420 SEL. My alignment...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-02-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By Hans47
Tire Pressure 420 SEL

I bought a new set of ContiProContacts and am confused about correct tire pressure. These are "all season" grand touring tires. The MB owners manual lists pressures for summer and winter tires (and...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 01-25-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,957
Posted By Hans47
Carb. Cleaner & Alloy Wheels

Folks, anybody ever use carburetor cleaner to remove old, stubborn brake dust in the corners of OEM 18-hole w126 wheels? I have tried all of the wheel cleaners out there but can't seem to get them...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 10-06-2006, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,410
Posted By Hans47
SunGuy, Did you use the custom paint mix for...

SunGuy,

Did you use the custom paint mix for a small touch-up or a large panel restoration?
Forum: Detailing and Interior 10-05-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,410
Posted By Hans47
jcyuhn, I was at Park Place's new location...

jcyuhn,

I was at Park Place's new location on Lemmon Avenue which is enormous. The gentleman that I dealt with was very knowledgeable and he was sure the shop could not match my color, anthracite...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 10-05-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,410
Posted By Hans47
Wow, I was surprised and interested to learn that...

Wow, I was surprised and interested to learn that a paint company today can even match a faded paint. I find it hard to believe because after a small accident last summer I brought my car to the...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 09-23-2006, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By Hans47
Wash it under the moonlight in the very wee hours...

Wash it under the moonlight in the very wee hours of the morning
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-14-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Hans47
You might call Barry Gibbs at Nine-Eleven...

You might call Barry Gibbs at Nine-Eleven Enterprises to see if he works on vintage Benz. He has been in business since 1975. Excellent shop.

http://www.nine-eleven.com/
Forum: Detailing and Interior 09-09-2006, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,382
Posted By Hans47
Why not do it yourself? Just buy a very fine art...

Why not do it yourself? Just buy a very fine art paint brush and add the touch-up paint to a small cap from which you can draw the paint. Since it's a bumper you will probably need a clearcoat with...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-31-2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By Hans47
I am happy for you. I called Douglas' customer...

I am happy for you. I called Douglas' customer service and was told the auto division was sold. They wouldn't help me and did not care.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-31-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Hans47
For $35 buy a Belkin iTrip and you can wirelessly...

For $35 buy a Belkin iTrip and you can wirelessly broadcast your iPod tunes through your car stereo. Mine works great although I have spoken to people that couldn't find a free/clear station -...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-31-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By Hans47
Douglas sold its car battery division in 2005. ...

Douglas sold its car battery division in 2005.

I think they are lousy batteries. Put one in my car in October 2004 and it didn't last two years.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-31-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By Hans47
If you don't have a bead blasting machine then...

If you don't have a bead blasting machine then you should have a pro do it. Sand blasting won't work b/c it creates pits which primer won't stick to. You might also consider a good alloy replica...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 07-19-2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,290
Posted By Hans47
From tintdude.com - Now back to your...

From tintdude.com -

Now back to your question. V-kool, Huper Sech/Drei contain a silver oxide,
with a sputtered corrosion inhibition layer (as Vista Vs-60 most likely does)

Huper Ceramic...
Forum: Tech Help 07-15-2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Hans47
Yesterday I had the AC sys. evacuated/recharged....

Yesterday I had the AC sys. evacuated/recharged. It was down on Freon about 1/3 or 1 lb..

The cooling is a bit better but not compeletely comfortable. Fan/air volume blows fine.

This is the...
Forum: Tech Help 07-10-2006, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Hans47
AC and 420 SEL

My AC is blowing air that is barely cooling the car. I need to get the system checked so would you guys recommend that I take it to a MB indy shop or would it be safe to take it to one of the chain...
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