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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #15 on: 14 January 2014, 12:44 PM »
Found more rust today. I hate rust with a passion and lucky for me its just surface.
 
 
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #16 on: 15 January 2014, 10:19 PM »
Finally got to the point where it's ready for primer.
 
 
 
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #17 on: 16 January 2014, 10:52 PM »
Did some painting and primer today.
 
 
 
 
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #18 on: 18 January 2014, 05:20 PM »
Starting to block sand primer. Last step before painting.
 
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #19 on: 19 January 2014, 02:52 AM »
No need to shy from white colour.

There use to be a saying that Mercedes stands out only in black or in white colour.

Check the white SE from Russia (member here)... it looks magnificent.

IMO it is more important to paint the details, like you do, to make the car look as if white was original colour.
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #20 on: 19 January 2014, 02:59 PM »
Went to junk yard today. Found a mint condition og benz windshield for only $23. Currently there's two w116 both 300sd.
 
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #21 on: 19 January 2014, 06:14 PM »
Wow, I see lots of good parts on those cars! Nice grille, fog lights, decent-looking dashboard wood with the idle control knob that the later 300SDs don't have. If the engines appear to be junk, and still have the intake and exhaust manifolds without the EGR valves, they are worth getting. Mine was made with an EGR valve, and at some point, I want the older-style manifolds. This makes me want to visit the wrecking yards again, but I really don't have the money.
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #22 on: 22 January 2014, 06:47 PM »
Sprayed first tack coat of single stage. Will do 2 coats tonight and final 3rd tomorrow.
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #23 on: 23 January 2014, 03:58 PM »
Sprayed third coat today, got a few runs. This is single stage urethane paint so I'm sure it's fixable. I was contemplating to buff the whole car, but now I have to. Anyone got any experience with buffing this kind of paint?
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #24 on: 24 January 2014, 11:56 AM »
Took some pics outside. Loving my new color combo.
 
 
 
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #25 on: 24 January 2014, 11:59 AM »
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #26 on: 24 January 2014, 04:36 PM »
Wet sanded and repainted some pieces for better shine. Re-assembly begins tomorrow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #27 on: 24 January 2014, 05:18 PM »
Can anyone guess what is missing in the last pic?
 
 
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #28 on: 24 January 2014, 10:05 PM »
This is looking great! I'm excited to see it completed. I don't see a hole for an antenna.
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Re: 1978 300sd restoration
« Reply #29 on: 25 January 2014, 10:47 AM »
First stage of re-assembly.
 
 
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