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    Registered User Dr. Bob's Avatar
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    Santa Monica

    Off she goes!!!!!!

    Spent the last couple of weekends stripping down the car. Drove it to a shop 1/2 hour away like this. Thankfully, I remembered the hand signals I was taught in drivers ed. 40+ years ago. I am not sure if anybody else on the road understood why I was waving in my left arm around outside of the car.
    Hopefully have something pretty post in about six months.
    Any recommendations on rechroming of the trunk start 190SL and other pot metal items?

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    Last edited by Dr. Bob; 08-10-2019 at 03:44 PM.
    Liebsten, a '64 220SEb Conv.
    June, a '58 190SL
    Von Braun, a '91 560SEL

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    Registered User jedwards's Avatar
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    Oct 2015

    Re: Off she goes!!!!!!

    Hi Dr Bob,
    Its a very exctiing time, so I hope all goes extremely well for you.

    My personal experince with Pot metal rechroming is that it rarely works and l have always ended up replacing pot metal items for new, as it is cheaper in the long run than rejecting costly plating and having to buy new anyway.

    My 190SL was certainly like that as was my 250SL. My later 107 series was a bit better on the pot metal stakes, but not by much.

    Do it once, do it right and chalk it down to the cost of restoring a truly worthwhile car.

    That's my experience , for what its worth.

    good luck,
    Jeff Edwards - Perth, Western Australia

    Current Garage
    1963 Mercedes 190SL
    1953 Series 1 SWB Land Rover
    2007 Mercedes SL350 (daily driver)
    2017 Audi Q3

    Previous Restorations
    1971 Porsche 911T
    1969 Mercedes 250SL Pagoda
    1967 Aston Martin DBS
    1971 BMW 2002 Cabriolet
    1932 Austin 7 Tourer

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