Date registered: Sep 2012
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What kind of glue did MB use to attach the wood veneer to the aluminum backing?
On my drivers door the veneer on the panel around the seat control has come un-glued.
Upon removal I find that it's a sandwich of aluminum, with veneer on both sides, why put the wood veneer on the back side? it's just a secondary wood, with no useful asthetic purpose. Both the outer and the inner veneer has come loose from the aluminum.
The outer veneer looks like 1.5mm veneer, with 2mm of urethane clear, to make it look like plastic, thing is, that with proper treatment of the wood, it can shine like plastic with no noticable thickness of clear. Problem is that with that thicness of urethane clear, it's subject to shrinkage, and cracking over time. Shrinkage of the clearcoat, is what caused this part to come loose.
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