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 Post subject: Mercedes 190E: Scabby rather than ratty....
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:46 pm 
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Here is my much loved and slightly neglected Mercedes. I've had it for nearly 5 years and other than 2 services all I've done is put fuel and oil in it. Granted it's managed to have 2 catastrophic lower ball joint failures this year, but nothing that couldn't be fixed :)

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I must get this sorted soon....
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Just a smidgen of Surface rust....

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Meanwhile, inside....

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Plans? Lower by 30mm (must stay practical :( ), 215/60-15 tyres on the current rims, the rims in black with red center caps, and then decide on paint (still unsure about that). Meanwhile it will just keep getting scabbier. :)

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Why, thank you :)

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I realy like that colour and the radio. Sweet natural rat :-D


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The problem with flat red is that it eventually goes pink, which isn't really my colour (it clashes with my blue eyes). Hence the thoughts on paint

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Can't you use matt clearcoat?

Maybe then it will stay red :tu


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Matt Clearcoat? Who's he? ;)

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Just clearcoat but matt......

I used it for a muffler witch I wanted to stay the metal colour......

I looked good and stayed matt :tu


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Do you have a URL for a supplier?

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like it =).....CB radio???

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like it =).....CB radio???

Wash your mouth out! ;) It's an Icom IC706 Mk1 Amateur Radio. I am a licensed Radio Ham, and as where I live isn't exactly a good place for radio antennae I have to run mobile. Usually on 2, 10, or 20 meter bands :)

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Bugger :( Oh well, I'll just have to find some other way of stopping the pink. Battleship Grey, maybe? :D

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Battle ship grey could work. The only downer is that the paint would look rather fresh and cover up the service rust wich look kool as fooc!


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Grey would look cool and maybe go matt balck on all the shiny bits-- you could go for a Navy style Mi-lrat maybe with grey.
But part of me likes the current colour :)


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Red Oxide! it's about the same colour, and it's matt to boot

love the radio, how about a massive whip aerial to increase range?

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Red Oxide! it's about the same colour, and it's matt to boot

love the radio, how about a massive whip aerial to increase range?


I have a base-loaded whip for 80 Meters, but as it's 7 foot long before I even get it on the boot it's not really practical for "Mobile" work unless you're stationary :)

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Looks sweet look forward to seeing it evolve.


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