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Old 04-23-2003, 01:22 PM
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Replacing the W126 trunk seal - illustrated

Actually quite a tricky job.

Go to my web site - Cars - Technical - Body.

Enjoy!
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Old 04-23-2003, 02:07 PM
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Another great DIYer documented.

I also agree with the use of the 3M products. The use of the cleaner to reactivate the adhesive is a good tip.

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Old 04-23-2003, 03:03 PM
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Thanks.

I agonized over this, for the use of more adhesive as a reactivating agent is not only potentially messy, it 'grabs' very early. Sloshing the Cleaner in generously gives you just enough time for positioning if you wet the sides of the channel thoroughly. That, and do it in 18-24" segments. 3M actually OKs this approach.

I have never known the 3M Cleaner do any damage to paint on any of my MBs.
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Old 04-23-2003, 03:10 PM
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I continue to be impressed by the 3m automotive products.

Years ago, I had a dark green 1967 Mustang GT Fastback (yes I wish I had never sold it!) and it had the lower side white GT decals. They had been on the car for years. Short of sanding them off, nothing seemed to work.

Someone told me about the 3M decal removers saying it works great AND doesn't hurt the paint. The decals came off just as promised, easily and the paint was fine.

Recently in trying to restore the paint on the project 190, I seemed to not be able to get all the clouding out. I had used several products, several times. I bought the 3M polishing cleaner (pricey at $10 for the amount you get) but it did the trick in one application and left a wax protection as well.

Great products.

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Old 04-23-2003, 03:33 PM
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once again your skills are well documented.

i am convinced you are a MBZ certified tech in disguise.

well done!
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Old 04-23-2003, 04:01 PM
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If I was half the machinist you are that would probably be true!
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