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Old 21-05-2016, 07:11 PM   #31
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Nice care Alex, of I had that V8 I wouldn't mind sleeping in it not only daily driving it

BTW that 320 looks clean only thing visible osbthat rear bumper has it been resprayed?

I like the interior of it never did the exterior but they are reliable cars for sure.... Good luck!

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Old 22-05-2016, 12:15 AM   #32
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Thanks mate, no idea on the back bumper. It's got a couple of small marks on it so wouldn't mind it painted at some point anyway.

The exterior is nice but not wow looking, it's a smart looking car but the pleasure is definitely being in the driving seat.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:05 AM   #33
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Little update on the E this weekend.

I managed to get hold of an OEM cup holder from eBay. No where on the car is there a cup holder, lots of cubby holes but nothing to put your coffee, Redbull, beer etc Not normally a priority for me but the five hour round trip to get my little girl is long enough that one comes in very handy.

So out with this little clip in tray....



Insert this little box which clips into place....



Then push the little silver button and.....



Mercedes trying to rival Saab on the over engineering cup holder category! Haha

Car is now with my local bodyshop for the wheels to be painted and for £30 they're polishing the headlights!
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:12 AM   #34
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Little update on the E this weekend.

I managed to get hold of an OEM cup holder from eBay. No where on the car is there a cup holder, lots of cubby holes but nothing to put your coffee, Redbull, beer etc Not normally a priority for me but the five hour round trip to get my little girl is long enough that one comes in very handy.

So out with this little clip in tray....



Insert this little box which clips into place....



Then push the little silver button and.....



Mercedes trying to rival Saab on the over engineering cup holder category! Haha

Car is now with my local bodyshop for the wheels to be painted and for £30 they're polishing the headlights!
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:38 AM   #35
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Well, I had the car booked into the bodyshop to have the wheels repainted. I have a trusted local place that I know do a good job and I’ve used on and off for the last ten years.

The wheels weren’t actually that bad but I assume they’ve never been refurbished in their 13 year life. That said the previous owner(s) had touched up any marks so they didn’t look as bad as some but had started to bubble in a couple of places.



It was a late finish as they’d been short staffed but I picked up the car last night and got a couple of pictures before they went on the car.





Must say I’m over the moon with how they look. I was looking at alternative wheels but the car drives so well on the 17s and the style doesn’t look too small on the car as some older OEM rims do. Now the wheels are mint, it’s lifted the look of the car and it looks that bit fresher.



Tyres need a clean as they’re a bit dusty from the bodyshop but you get the idea.

Will get some clean pics of the car when I get a chance as they gave the headlights a quick polish up for me too.
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Looks good, just need to paint the caliper and wheel nuts now. Once you start it never stops.
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Nice one Alex, they've done a superb job on the wheels - looking forward to seeing some pics of the refreshed lights
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You're totally right, once you start you can't stop. Like Pringles but a shed load more expensive! Haha

They certainly do look really good. I took the car on a 260 miles round trip today, work and picked up the little one so they need a clean. Yeah the wheel nuts definitely need something done with them haha

Itching to get it washed, clean those tyres and get some proper pics.
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I used satin black on my wheel nuts. £1 from one of the pound shops. Zinc primer first, lasted well so far. The front of the locking nut on mine was all rusty too, your looks fine. I sprayed some dragons breath fallout remover into a tray and laid them face down for a bit. All the rust came off back to chrome Shed smelt a bit tho

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Old 16-06-2016, 10:34 PM   #40
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Well the wheels and tyres got a clean today with a bit of tyre shine.





And a little sticker from another forum!

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