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Restoring Interior with decals

Started by mfeuro, 04 April 2022, 01:29 PM

mfeuro

For anyone interested there is a great thread demonstrating how to restore your interior with decals:

https://www.benzworld.org/threads/off-to-the-races.3044407/page-14

I make the decals and you can message me for more information....there is also a second thread with step-by step instructions:

https://mbworld.org/forums/190e-w201/829125-turn-signal-stalk-light-panel-decal-review.html

-Mo


nathan

This does not sound like a great idea. Not that I imagine it costs much, but I can anticipate them lifting, peeling and generally looking bad promptly.
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

ptashek

Nathan, I know of someone who restored almost all decals in an R107 using this exact product, and is very pleased with the result. It's quite a procedure though.
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

nathan

Id have to see PT, just sceptical but I suppose cant do much harm.  from memory though, aren't the bits pictured actually slightly recessed into the plastic? how does a sticker fit in here flush.  the worst bits would be the indicator stalk, and buttons for sunroof/interior light/fanfare horn etc.
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

ptashek

These ones aren't, the instrument cluster ones and the hazard light switch one are.
One of the guys in MB Club UK painted these over with a satin clear lacquer after applying, so they wouldn't rub off. I've no connection to these decals, just so it's on the record :)

This is what he posted after the job was one.

Main stalk:


The light switch:

1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

mfeuro

Thanks for your questions -- and also appreciate the last post with pictures.  I make these decals and they indeed do work fairly well as described in the last picture.

They will basically last as long as the clear-coat you choose to apply.  The better it is -- the longer these last.

Of course this option requires lots of patience & knowledge in applying/clear-coating the interior bits -- but is does work.  I have offered these decals for nearly 5 years with great success and for many other makes.

This option allows you to restore your 'known' working electrical items without risking buying a used item, finding a good used unit, or paying a lot more for new items.

Just one option and I have put a lot of time to make sure that it will work for those willing to put in the time and effort.

Cheers,

Mo