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Anyone have experience with this supplier? Is this really worth it?

Mercedes R129 Convertible Soft Top 90 02SL500 500SL SL 300 300SL 600SL 600SL | eBay
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Anyone have experience with this supplier? Is this really worth it?

Mercedes R129 Convertible Soft Top 90 02SL500 500SL SL 300 300SL 600SL 600SL | eBay
I have no knowledge of this supplier but can offer the following - suggest you think one step further down the road and look into how/who will install this new top?? From what I gather (there are videos available via a search on this site) that demonstrate the expertise required to accomplish this task. I would not consider it myself. If you plan to use a local shop to do the installation I would suggest you ask their advise regarding the top prior to purchase. Fortunately the soft top in my SL320 is still in like new condition (rather remarkable considering the fact it is 16 years old).
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I have had no dealings with this seller but as far as install is concerned, I too can offer a few pearls of wisdom. I have installed four convertible tops and they can be a total nightmare. I now know how to do them but have zero desire to ever do it again. I have an Auto Upholstery that I've been using for years and they only charge me $350 for convertible top installation. Whenever I see people who say they got a great deal and paid something like $800 for install and $1,200 for the top, I always want to laugh. You can get great deals on tops and excellent prices and quality installs. I usually walk away from a top and install for around $700-800. I have used convertibletopguys.com for many years and have always been impressed with their service and quality tops!
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Mercedes R129 Convertible Soft Top 90 02SL500 500SL SL 300 300SL 600SL 600SL | eBay
Diamondmall has been around for around 4 years +/- and although I've not used them directly, but with over 6,000 feedbacks at 99.9 happy customers, I doubt you'll have any issues whatsoever. In addition to the other member comments, if you're not familiar with Haartz Stayfast canvas, you may want to ask the Seller for samples of the StayFast and German Canvas/Sonnenland (OE) in the color you're looking at to see if it's what you want. The Haartz site may also help you- The Haartz Corporation - Cloth Convertible Topping

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