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That yellow SLK - new owner and new fixes! (the thread of history)


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Today's job involved sorting the faded bunper trim. I was recommended the autoglym gel on here, but the gel type stuff just made it look wetter rather than dark so I got some of the £6 halford special bumper paint and gave it a bash. Only managed to do the rear as I had house work to do haha

In hindsight I'm not sure ironically if I prefer the black or I should've gone dark grey it's hard to tell what the original colour of the trim would've been. 

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  • 4 months later...

Not any major progress with custard, but I noticed a little bubbling under the sill trims. I've took them off, ground out the rust and re sprayed them. Not the most professional job but hopefully It will keep the rust at bay. 

Next job Is to tend to the rear arches and do the same there. I know this won't be a long term fix but something I need to do before the winter. 

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On 17/10/2023 at 08:57, Schaefft said:

Yellow is easily the best color for them, looks great now that the black plastics are black again!

Oh yea I have to agree!! Haha

ah thanks mate, I do struggle with the finesse of finishing some jobs, and will never get a full professional finish. But most  jobs look adequate enough and keeps it going strong and on the road for longer  :)

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ive been meaning to crack on with this for a long while but I've been mega busy.  Chilled out weekend at work has meant I can  crack on trying to sort the rear arches AGAIN haha. 

The black is rust convertor and believe its probably rotting from the inside out. I've managed to grind out the majority of the rust, 

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21 hours ago, garellikatia said:

got this far, then ran out of top coat.  Anyone know how to het rid of the matt areas around where ive sprayed? Normally a wet sand with 1500g and polish sorts it out.but is there anything im doing wrong? I dont like masking as the yellow is hard to blend20231125_151304.thumb.jpg.a80be57459a29facf881d3008be2f9c6.jpg

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That's probably just dry overspray on the factory paint.  Wet flatting runs the risk of damaging the good paint underneath, which will send you back to square one.  A rub over with Farecla G3 or similar light cutting compound often works wonders; you want to take off the overspray and leave what's beneath intact, whilst blending the new and old areas together.  A second opinion would be nice; it's a long time since I've painted anything, so I'm quite rusty these days!  

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On 26/11/2023 at 12:45, Missy Charm said:

That's probably just dry overspray on the factory paint.  Wet flatting runs the risk of damaging the good paint underneath, which will send you back to square one.  A rub over with Farecla G3 or similar light cutting compound often works wonders; you want to take off the overspray and leave what's beneath intact, whilst blending the new and old areas together.  A second opinion would be nice; it's a long time since I've painted anything, so I'm quite rusty these days!  

Ah great thanks for your help!! 

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Slk is on storage at the minute and I'm due to go away with work for the next month however she's nicely tucked up.

 

I needed getting 2 sets of rims for it this month. One being the set from Agila of this parish. 

I'm chuffed to bits with them and I know it's not to everyone's taste but I will be putting them on when I return, and I think it will look great. I've been sanding the laquer down and re polishing them. I've found that course wire wool works the best slowly upping the grade. I know paint stripper would get the laquer off in no time but I don't want to run the risk of getting any on the paint.

haven't fully polished them yet, but here's a half done one.

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On 07/02/2024 at 23:04, garellikatia said:

Slk is on storage at the minute and I'm due to go away with work for the next month however she's nicely tucked up.

 

I needed getting 2 sets of rims for it this month. One being the set from Agila of this parish. 

I'm chuffed to bits with them and I know it's not to everyone's taste but I will be putting them on when I return, and I think it will look great. I've been sanding the laquer down and re polishing them. I've found that course wire wool works the best slowly upping the grade. I know paint stripper would get the laquer off in no time but I don't want to run the risk of getting any on the paint.

haven't fully polished them yet, but here's a half done one.

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Wheels look great 😎.I did wonder what they would look like on my black SLK when I saw them for sale

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12 minutes ago, 155V6 said:

Wheels look great 😎.I did wonder what they would look like on my black SLK when I saw them for sale

Aye I can't wait to see what they look like on. I'll have to post a pic. 

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