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rechroming, part one

Started by Big_Richard, 13 May 2008, 04:51 AM

CraigS

You can go directly to the Classic Centre in the US. Contact Tom Hanson at thomas.hanson@mbusa.com

If a member of one of their affiliated clubs, such as the M100 or MBUSA, you get a 15% discount.
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oscar

M100 is affiliated?  Didn't know that.  I know that macatron picked up part/s at the classic centre in person so I assumed that they dealt direct with the public but wasn't sure about mail order, internet order.  I shall follow that link up eventually, thanks Craig. 
1973 350SE, my first & fave

koan


I was referring to Classic Centre in Germany.

koan
Boogity, Boogity, Boogity, Amen!

CraigS

Classic Centre in Germany you can collect from, but with the Euro the way it is, there is no point in buying from Germany, If there is no stock in the US, they will get it from Germany if available. There is however a problem with their computers - they don't talk to each other, so it can take a while to find out if Germany has it.

Just as an aside, I am currently in Hamburg and bought 2 small screws and 2 small rivets from a dealer. They were approx. EUR 0.67c each. I then went to my favourite screw supplier and bought the same things for EUR 0.03c each.
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Big_Richard

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s class

PB, I would be VERY interested to see some samples of their bright adonising.  I had some done here, and they prepared the pieces so badly - buffed (or more like scuffed) them with a coarse wire wheel - I had to bin them afterwards.  They came back far worse than they started. 


[color=blue]'76 6.9 Euro[/color], [color=red]'78 6.9 AMG[/color], '80 280SE, [color=brown]'74 350SE[/color], [color=black]'82 500SEL euro full hydro, '83 500SEL euro full hydro [/color], '81 500SL

Big_Richard

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the samples you saw were the kind of thing I was looking for.  What I got was more scratches and pitting than I started with. 


[color=blue]'76 6.9 Euro[/color], [color=red]'78 6.9 AMG[/color], '80 280SE, [color=brown]'74 350SE[/color], [color=black]'82 500SEL euro full hydro, '83 500SEL euro full hydro [/color], '81 500SL

Big_Richard

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s class

I priced up a full set of aluminium (window surrounds all round, drip rails, A and C pillar trims etc) for trusty rusty and its in excess of ZAR25000 or about $3500.  Ouch. 


[color=blue]'76 6.9 Euro[/color], [color=red]'78 6.9 AMG[/color], '80 280SE, [color=brown]'74 350SE[/color], [color=black]'82 500SEL euro full hydro, '83 500SEL euro full hydro [/color], '81 500SL

Big_Richard

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CraigS

I wonder if vacuum metallising would work ? Might talk to someone at some stage and find out.
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WGB

Following this with interest as resurfacing aluminium trim will be a major issue for all of us.

Bill

CraigS

Vacuum metallising should not be used for exterior applications, so I guess that option is off the table.
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Big_Richard

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