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Forum: Performance Paddock 10-29-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,286
Posted By placo1
Thanks Ernesto. I also can't wait to get it, it...

Thanks Ernesto. I also can't wait to get it, it really will be nice to have a Mercedes again.

The C32 was definitely an easier purchase. I need to have the floors epoxied, change the garage...
Forum: Performance Paddock 10-28-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,286
Posted By placo1
Dave, I forgot that I haven't updated my profile....

Dave, I forgot that I haven't updated my profile. I live in South Eastern MA now, about 40 minutes from Boston. Winters aren't too harsh here but they do salt/sand the roads regularly during the...
Forum: Performance Paddock 10-28-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,286
Posted By placo1
I contemplated getting back into a 500E for the...

I contemplated getting back into a 500E for the past three months and watched the cars coming up for sale on a weekly basis. In the end I couldn't bring myself to buy one because it would need to...
Forum: Performance Paddock 04-22-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,286
Posted By placo1
Thanks Ernesto. I'm not surprised either and...

Thanks Ernesto.

I'm not surprised either and I'm sure it will sell too. I'm ok with Hatch making a profit as long as they stand behind their products and put some money into the cars to improve...
Forum: Performance Paddock 04-22-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,286
Posted By placo1
Mark that is the car I saw on cars.com a few...

Mark that is the car I saw on cars.com a few weeks ago for $29K. It was very tempting but I'm just not ready to buy yet. I'm curious what Hatch is asking for it.
Forum: Performance Paddock 04-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,286
Posted By placo1
Hi Ernesto, Good to hear from you! I...

Hi Ernesto,

Good to hear from you! I stumbled on a low mileage 93 a few weeks ago on cars.com, it was listed for $29K and had under 40K miles. It looked perfect in the pictures but a personal...
Forum: Performance Paddock 03-23-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,286
Posted By placo1
Hi Dean, It's been a while. I think the...

Hi Dean,

It's been a while.

I think the 500E gave me the Porsche bug, I have since owned a couple of 928's which I sold and I now have a Boxster Spyder. The Spyder is definitely not going...
Forum: Performance Paddock 03-18-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,286
Posted By placo1
I'll own one again some day, I genuinely believe...

I'll own one again some day, I genuinely believe that the 500E was built when MB was at their best. The newer cars are nice but the build quality just can't compare.
Forum: Detailing and Interior 03-04-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,478
Posted By placo1
Ernesto how are you! Wow it has been many...

Ernesto how are you!

Wow it has been many years!

Hope all is well with you and your family.
Forum: Performance Paddock 04-25-2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By placo1
Car in the photos belongs to a MB Classic Center...

Car in the photos belongs to a MB Classic Center Employee! Bornet color I believe. Haven't seen the article yet but I'll try to read it this weekend. Nice to see some more publicity for this...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 04-25-2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,190
Posted By placo1
Hey Paul, We are in Maine although not sure...

Hey Paul,

We are in Maine although not sure how much longer that will be. We might be moving to MA in the next month or two if all goes well. Yeah we're getting sick of moving but I think it...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 04-25-2006, 07:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,190
Posted By placo1
Paul's right, Gold Class is excellent. It isn't...

Paul's right, Gold Class is excellent. It isn't the easiest product to use but if you apply it as Paul has described above you'll get good results.

I also like Meguiars NXT Tech, easier to apply...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 11-29-2004, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By placo1
Prior to using the NXT on a wet car I used the...

Prior to using the NXT on a wet car I used the Meguiars Spray Wax although this product was designed to use on a wet car. The spray wax results were OK at best but protection was poor even after the...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 11-29-2004, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By placo1
Wanted to comment, I applied NXT in 35F temps the...

Wanted to comment, I applied NXT in 35F temps the other day with excellent results. Not sure about durability yet but the beads are tight and the shine/depth is as good as regular temp applications....
Forum: Detailing and Interior 09-08-2004, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By placo1
If you're looking for a natural appearance try a...

If you're looking for a natural appearance try a Brass Detailing Brush. They're available at most auto parts stores. Buy two or three as they wear out quick. Only use them on aluminum on the...
Forum: Performance Paddock 09-08-2004, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,257
Posted By placo1
Congrats on the purchase Toby! I imagine a 500E...

Congrats on the purchase Toby! I imagine a 500E must be nearly impossible to find in the UK.

With regards to parts on the 500E they are all available straight from the dealer. You'll need your...
Forum: Tech Help 09-01-2004, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,858
Posted By placo1
Question was asked earlier what one should do...

Question was asked earlier what one should do when purchasing a car on ebay to insure they're not getting duped. Well my suggestion would be to purchase the car via escrow services offered by Ebay. ...
Forum: Tech Help 08-25-2004, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By placo1
I'm running Bridgestone SO3's on 17". A little...

I'm running Bridgestone SO3's on 17". A little heavier than the average tire but they're quiet, smooth and stick like nobodies business. ;)
Forum: Detailing and Interior 08-25-2004, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By placo1
I hate this, same thing happend to my 1 week old...

I hate this, same thing happend to my 1 week old Honda a few years ago. I never did get the scratches out (100+lb dog :( )

Since this is a small dog I have to assume the scratches aren't too...
Forum: Performance Paddock 08-21-2004, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,860
Posted By placo1
Hi Adam, congrats on the new 500E! With...

Hi Adam, congrats on the new 500E!

With regards to the Bergwerks NOS kit, Carl has spent extensive time building safety into the system. It's not just a standard system that turns on when you...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 08-20-2004, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By placo1
I've never had paintwork done so I'm not speaking...

I've never had paintwork done so I'm not speaking on personal experience, but I've heard from others that AJ's in Sorrento Valley area and MB Autowerks (which I think is off of Mira Mesa Blvd) come...
Forum: Performance Paddock 08-20-2004, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,028
Posted By placo1
The 500's frame was widened by Porsche to handle...

The 500's frame was widened by Porsche to handle the larger engine and transmission. Additional bracing was also added to increase the strength of the chassis. The widening may also have something...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 08-19-2004, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By placo1
I'm not an expert and it's been far too long...

I'm not an expert and it's been far too long since my Organic class in college so take my answer for what it is.....speculation.

There are many forms of Silicone on the market and each obviously...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 08-18-2004, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By placo1
The Porsche guys swear by the Colorplus products...

The Porsche guys swear by the Colorplus products although they say that it's strictly a colorant and you may lose some of your texture since it coats the leather. I've never tried Leatheriques dies...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 08-17-2004, 04:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,649
Posted By placo1
Personally if a bodyshop was that incompetent I...

Personally if a bodyshop was that incompetent I wouldn't want them touching my car anyways.
Forum: Mercedes Cars For Sale 08-17-2004, 11:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,362
Posted By placo1
Mike, Congrats on the purchase of the E55,...

Mike,

Congrats on the purchase of the E55, good choice for the Silver State Classic. You may want to look up one of the members on this site (need2speed), he's rund the Silver State in his 500E a...
Forum: Featured Cars 08-16-2004, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,119
Posted By placo1
Doesn't MB have a corrosion warranty? Mark...

Doesn't MB have a corrosion warranty?

Mark what are you going to do about this and have you already spoken to the dealer?

What's really scary is that Marks car is prestine, I've never seen...
Forum: Performance Paddock 08-16-2004, 11:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,028
Posted By placo1
Loaded Question........

Well why do you want to sell it?

Many of the comments I've made are based upon hearing current owners complaints on the car. Keep in mind I've also heard that the car is an absolute blast to...
Forum: Performance Paddock 08-16-2004, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,028
Posted By placo1
I think the biggest problem with the AMG Hammers...

I think the biggest problem with the AMG Hammers is the fact that parts are no longer available from AMG (or anywhere) to support them. Anything modified by AMG will need to be custom fabricated if...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 08-16-2004, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,628
Posted By placo1
To add to Freds suggestion, use a small fan to...

To add to Freds suggestion, use a small fan to help circulate the air through the car when the windows are open.
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