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W123- Chrome Cowling Refurbishing- By JustJim123 [Benz Care]
Requested and Answered by Buckrey on 05-May-2007 03:20 (6555 reads)
W123- Chrome Cowling Refurbishing- By JustJim123
Hi all,

Found some old DIY photos on my old W123, thought I'll share since there's not much DIY activity around lately. So here we go, a Step-by-Step guide to Refurbishing a pair of W123 Chrome Cowling by yours truly:



Obtain a pair of W123 Chrome Cowling from the Chop Shop


Step 1 - Clean the Cowling with slightly moist cloth


Step 2 - Using Soft99, polish the chrome "Edge" but NOT THE "Grill"


Step 3 - Applying Masking Tape (Top only)


Cowling complete with masking tape


Step 4 - Apply black paint (Enlist help from a certain mechanic friend)


Step 4A - Spray paint Cowling Bottom first


Step 4B - Spray Paint Top of Cowling


Step 5A - Leave to dry under hot sun


Step 5B - Then flip to dry the other side


Step 6 - Remove masking tape


Step 7A - Finish product, before n after


Step 7B - Admire the other side


Step 8A - Remove the old and install the new


Step 8B - Ditto on the other side


So there you have it. For what its worth, the above procedure is strictly "Kampumg Style". Anyone got better idea, please feel free to post here. All comments (and criticism) are welcome. Thanks for reading my elaborate post.

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