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Mercedes classes and fading paint

Old 08-26-2005, 12:49 PM
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Default Mercedes classes and fading paint

As a new Mercedes owner I have a couple of questions (maybe this should be two threads):

1.) Can anyone tell me (or give me a link) a description of what the different "classes" are in the Mercedes models, such as the E class, the S class, the C class, etc? Just curious.

2.) I recently bought an '82 300SD. The paint is in great shape except for some slight fading on the hood. Can anyone recommend a polish or something that will restore the paint on the hood? The good news is that I park in a garage whre I work, so the car will only be exposed to minimal sunlight from now on (just when I'm out driving).

Old 08-28-2005, 08:09 PM
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Anyone? Bueller?
Old 08-28-2005, 08:31 PM
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1. Someone just asked the exact same question a handful of days ago. Try doing a search. Someone responded with a link that explains the classes.

2. The only thing that will restore paint is paint. If the paint is not clear-coated (enamel?) and it's oxidized, you can usually "restore" it by removing the oxidation. Use any paste wax mixed with a little polish on a buffer pad. If it's clear-coated and dull, I'm afraid it needs new paint. You'll never get it looking right otherwise.

Old 08-31-2005, 06:09 PM
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hello, when I get an older benz I like to use a product from 3M Called "Perfect-It III Extra cut Rubbing Compound." This product works great for restoring oxidized paint which is usually the problem.
Hope that helps
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