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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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replacing sun roof bead

this is on a 2008 clk 350, but I think applies to many other models too.

the bead is "fuzzy" material covered with a vinyl sheath, and the vinyl is disintegrating with little pieces coming off. No leaks, just a cosmetic thing. Dealer will replace as car is under warranty. but I am dubious about having the work done if it involves taking much of the roof apart.
maybe the fix will be worse than what I have now?
maybe I should well enough alone? how much trouble is it to replace the bead ?
M-B advisor says if it was his car he would leave it alone, but since it is covered by warranty, etc.,etc..............mumble, mumble.

any advise out there ???
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I did it after the body shop screwed it up repairing some minor rust. The seal is a few hundred and should be installed by working it all the way around.There is a front and rear also a up and down. I started in the corners and worked back and forth using a wallpaper seam roller to seat it fully. the body shop idiots stuffed it in an then cut it when it turned out to large. I made them buy another and I installed it
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