Just thought i'd share my success with the method explained in the video below -->
It worked to bring back the shine and removed much, if not all, of the surface gunk. Of course it did nothing to help the pitting or the chrome fog on larger pieces but on smaller chrome items that you see and interact with everyday (interior bits, door handles, etc) this method worked great! See the side by side of my side mirror adjustment plates below -->
Unfortunately we're going to see this more and more as demand dwindles. Benz wants to make a dollar in a cent so better start hoarding parts if you plan on feeding and keeping a vintage Benz or any older car for that matter.
Do any of you have a set of the plastic injector insulators for the late D-Jetronic engines? I need a set, but they're no longer available. The part number is 116-078-00-83. It's the plastic insulator that is between the cylinder head and the injectors on the late D-Jetronic engines. Thank you! Picture attached for reference.
There are no factory cases for the emergency blocks, the ones you have seen in the YouTube video were made by myfather in law who was a furniture trimmer. I just wanted something to store the blocks in so they looked a bit tidier, and asked my father in law to make something up. The cables was a ridiculous inflationary tale. I bought mine from MB for (I kid you not) $15 each about 2005. 1-2 years later when I went to get a set for dad, they were about $250 each for some wild reason. I have no idea what they are worth now but imagine they aren't cheap.