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Old 12-13-2003, 09:55 PM
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Where to buy Splashpans in front wheel wells on 108?

Does anybody know where to buy the splashpans in the front wheel wells of the 108 series Mercedes? I managed to buy one on eBay that was in good shape, but I need one for the driver's side. It's getting to be salt time here in Ohio, and I have been scrambling to cover up the rest of my rust holes from the previous owner and get new undercoat on the car. Unfortunately, the splash panel is done for.
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Old 12-14-2003, 12:25 AM
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Are you talkin sheetmetal or rubber mudflaps? Smart auto parts shops are stocking good rubber mudflaps this time of year......

Another idea - what they do in Vermont..... greasing dry undercarriage surfaces susceptible to rust. Get yerself a small can of axle grease then smear a thin layer all over rocker panels and wheel wells especially along the inside edges and on rust-prone surfaces underneath as far as you can reach. Maybe hit the door bottoms too, if they look like they rustin. You probably want to completely wash the fender wells and splashpans at 2 bit car wash and let them dry first for best effect.
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Old 12-14-2003, 02:44 PM
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I'm talking about the sheet metal pans that go in the front wheel wells. They cover up that little tunnel that leads to the front driver door or the antenna and air conditioner blower on the passenger side.

I can't say that I particularly care for the axle grease idea, I've been coating everything with 3M's rubberized undercoat after wire brushing and pressure washing loose chunks of the old undercoat off.
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I bought a pair from Randy Steele. You will also need the rubber seals underneath them, or you could probably improvise.

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Lately, I've been experimenting with aerosol spray white grease on the rusted areas of one of my decaying classics. In the past I've had good luck stoppng or slowing rust by pouring/squirting 90 weight gear oil into enclosed areas, such as rocker panels and the insides of the rear wheel arches, that would otherwise require major cutting and welding. The stuff does stink though. There are also some commercial rust-stoppers availible.
Try a search. There have been other rust treatments discussed on this forum in the past.

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Old 12-16-2003, 04:14 PM
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If I was serious about undercoating the car I'd probably look for marine tar-based product designed for salt water docks, if not opting for Vermont style annual undercarriage greasing that makes perfect sense to me... sloppy and gooey that you slap on wiith paint brush...... get the front end of car on jackstands, remove both front wheels and lay it on reaaally thick, using whatever product you choose.
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