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Old 09-15-2010, 11:49 PM
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Gotta love the instructions in page #1 and #3. Get a hammer! Ohh, those silly German engineers!
I read in someones signature that if you can't fix it with a hammer, then it must be an electrical problem.

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Old 09-16-2010, 12:23 PM
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You don't want to know.
Great...now I REALLY want to know what that rust bucket...I mean
project...might be...


By the way...

Jive...great thread...really interesting and things look great!
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:40 PM
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Thumbs up call it Kelly green

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after seeing your freshly painted car, I am addicted to John Deere green!
Being Irish, I'm partial to it anyway
But with all the prep work you put it, plus being a coupe (), just about any color you chose would have looked killer. Congrats & thanks for the great thread !
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:34 PM
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Looking good! Nice work! But I noticed that you did not remove the door handles? Why not, its only 2 screws....
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:42 PM
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Sigh...

Well, if you've followed my other posts you know that my plate is fairly full right now, but guess what....
I was burning a terrific cigar tonight while thumbing through some back issues of Mercedes Enthusiast and came across good old paint code 419 icon gold. That got me thinking about old Wilma and then I made a decision I'm not going back on. Im going to dismantle her again and respray her in the original hue. while I love the "Kelly Green" paint she sports now I can't get past what a special color icon gold is.
I still have my fair share of mechanical work to do to make her perfect and my bodywork is solid so I won't have to do any of that this time around. Wilma is still semi taken apart so that won't be a biggie, and thank god... I haven't installed any of the rubber body or glass gaskets so I won't have to removed them!!

Overall, I think this is the right way to go for the old girl, and the paint I removed before making her green was a badly done shade of Icon anyways...

I may or may not sell my SD to cut it down to a pair of 114's for simplicities sake. I really love my 126 and would hate to see it go but these 114's are bloody addictive.

What's the consensus guys, have I finally turned into a complete nutter?
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:39 AM
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It makes me happy that you're painting it in Icon gold. If you lived in Texas, i'd give you 1/2 gallon of the stuff from when I painted the slc 5.0.

Nason calls it Iron gold but it's the same stuff.

My only advice is to practice had before shooting metallic. I've painted before but metallic requires a lot of concentration as you have to keep the same distance and the same speed in order to keep the flakes uniform.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:54 AM
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Yep, my talent when it comes to metallic flake and spray guns tends to be a bit dodgy. Thankfully I have some practice panels. I'm excited to get moving on this.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:15 AM
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If you don't take your door handles off this time I'll come down there and wonk you upside the head.

Good Luck.

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Old 05-27-2011, 09:02 AM
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What's the consensus guys, have I finally turned into a complete nutter?
Although I think it gives the car a Goldmember look, it isn't bad. It is a period-correct color! But you're asking us if you've turned into a complete nutter?
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:38 AM
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Although I think it gives the car a Goldmember look, it isn't bad. It is a period-correct color! But you're asking us if you've turned into a complete nutter?
that was my thought, how can we answer that when we all are
granted some more than others, but all basically nuts, in fact I am certified
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:04 PM
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How would a two-tone look? Kelly Green and Gold?
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:53 PM
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no , no good, very few if any MB's of that vintage were 2 tone, then again its your car

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