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sethkestenbaum

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Pre-Painting Checklist
« on: 05 August 2018, 06:23 PM »
I am looking for a checklist of "to dos" and needed supplies before giving my 1980 300SD Turbo Diesel to the body shop for a mid-quality repaint. 

This is not a frame off paint job or a concourse job.  I am looking for a "quality" job on a car that needs some work and which I hope to make into a nice "driver plus". I would like to do as much prep as reasonably possible myself. I know I want to remove all chrome, window brushes, the front grill, the sunroof, the head/signal lights, the mirrors, trunk gasket.  I plan to have the front and rear windshields out for the painting (their glass guy will do this) and have them remove and reinstall the bumpers as well. What else should I do?  What should they do? 

In terms of supplies, what seals/gaskets/anchors/drainplugs do I need once I get the car back?  I don't want to get the car back and then realize that I have to scramble to get parts.

Does anyone have a good checklist? Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Seth Kestenbaum
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Re: Pre-Painting Checklist
« Reply #1 on: 06 August 2018, 03:22 AM »
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In terms of supplies, what seals/gaskets/anchors/drainplugs do I need once I get the car back?  I don't want to get the car back and then realize that I have to scramble to get parts.

These seals come to mind:


- front grille, between grille and hood

- top of firewall, between engine bay and hood

- all doors, trunk

- headlight and rear light cluster, ideally front indicators too (cheaper as a whole unit, than just the seal!)

- sunroof all round, including drains

- window brushes

- front and rear windscreen, and good luck fitting the front one, it's a b... of a job

- trunk lid chrome garnish

- fuel flap locking rod seal, frequent source of small leaks into the right trunk well

Most drain rubbers amd firewall gets are NLA, so keep yours. There's one small grommet, of which there's about 90 pieces on the entire car, including underside. Pretty cheap and worth the expense - A1139870044 (please do verify though, I'm quoting from my own resto list).

That's all I can remember.
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Re: Pre-Painting Checklist
« Reply #2 on: 06 August 2018, 06:15 AM »
remove everything that you can
door handles
door latches
inside door panels
all aluminum trim

new parts

107-988-07-78   catch to hold door sill  trim on outer   18    $20.00    exterior      
   116-988-00-78   clip to hold door sill trim on - inner   18    $73.26    exterior trim hdwr      
   003-988-54-78   clip to hold on painted trim on side of windshield   8    $8.00    exterior trim hdwr      
   107-766-01-05   door handle gasket   4    $13.04    exterior      
   107-821-00-97   door jamb rubber boot front door   4    $17.76    exterior      
   001-988-24-78   Door Seal Clip    10    $7.70    exterior      
126-698-18-98    drip moulding seal tape    5    $5.20          
126-990-04-36    drip rail moulding screws    18    $18.72          
   123-997-03-81   emblem grommet fastner   6    $1.86    exterior      
   115-766-00-98   inside door handle foam seal   4    $28.12    exterior trim hdwr                              
   110-987-07-41   oring for rear star emblem   2    $0.30    exterior trim hdwr      
115-881-09-97    pad btm rear front fender    2    $12.58          
   116-698-01-97   pad for trim below trunk opening left   1    $54.02    exterior trim hdwr      
   116-698-02-97   pad for trim below trunk opening right   1    $54.02    exterior trim hdwr      
   116-885-01-97    pad for upper bumper    2    $0.56    exterior trim hdwr      
   116-885-02-97    pad for upper bumper    4    $29.40    exterior trim hdwr      
   116-698-03-21   pad left btm trim   1    $42.92    exterior trim hdwr      
   116-698-04-21   pad right btm trim   1    $56.98    exterior trim hdwr      
116-881-02-97    pad top right front fender (&left)    2    $1.48          
116-698-13-97    pad under front a piller trim left    1    $42.92    exterior trim hdwr      
116-698-14-97    pad under front a piller trim right    1    $42.92    exterior trim hdwr      
   108-728-02-97   pad,, outside btm trim front and rear door   20    $25.20    exterior      
   000-987-90-40   rubber buffer gas tank door   2    $4.00    engine            
   126-987-01-39   rubber buffer, inside top end of front fender   4    $19.34    exterior trim hdwr            
126-698-18-98   seal top trim roof line 1170 mm   2    $2.08
116-725-01-98   seal window corner front door   10    $3.70
116-698-01-98   seal, left front side trim by windshield   1    $32.93
116-698-02-98   seal, right front side trim by windshield   1    $32.93
116-698-07-98   seal,body piller A    2    $2.52
001-987-56-46   sealing cord, front fender    2    $4.00
001-987-24-51    sealing for air intake vent screen   1    $19.24
001-987-46-51   sealing for air intake vent screen   1    $14.80
116-725-00-65   sealing rail in and out front and rear doors   8    $162.80
003-989-54-85   sealing tape for front fenders   2    $15.54
116-811-02-98   secondary seal for right side mirror   1    $9.80
   108-782-01-98    sliding roof side seal    2    $80.88    exterior trim hdwr   mbclassics.de                           
   115-784-04-97   sliding roof - pad front   3    $0.90    exterior trim hdwr                              
   108-782-00-98   sliding roof front  seal   1    $26.64    exterior trim hdwr                              
   115-782-01-98   sliding roof rear seal   1    $29.60    exterior trim hdwr                              
115-782-00-98    sliding roof seal rear    1    $9.25     interior       
   111-997-12-81   spare tire well GROMMET   1    $1.63    exterior      
   116-826-01-58   tail light gasket   1    $46.62    exterior      
   116-826-02-58   tail light gasket   1    $46.62    exterior      
   000-988-81-81    trim fastner button molding    38    $45.22    exterior trim hdwr      
   116-758-01-05   trunk handle pad   1    $42.95    exterior trim hdwr      
   111-987-15-40   trunk lid rubber bumper   2    $2.82    exterior trim hdwr      
   111-987-15-40   trunk rubber bumper   2      exterior      
   116-758-00-98    trunk seal    1    $75.89    exterior trim hdwr    millermbz.com    
   107-997-27-81   trunk wheel well drain grommet   3    $6.45    exterior      
   116-885-03-21    upper bumper rubber trim    2    $26.20    exterior trim hdwr    ebay    
   003-997-41-40   wiper shaft seal ring   4    $1.44    exterior      

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sethkestenbaum

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Re: Pre-Painting Checklist
« Reply #3 on: 06 August 2018, 01:24 PM »
Wasn't thinking of door latches...  hoping that the glass guy (who is old school and experienced) can do the job right for the windshields.  THANK YOU SO MUCH for the parts numbers and quantities. 
Seth Kestenbaum
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1929 Model A Ford Phaeton
1969 VW Bug Convertible
1980 300 SD Turbo Diesel getting fixed up
1980 300 SD Turbo Diesel rusty parts donor car