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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-21-2014, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr.Grillz View Post
Found out they are NLA at the dealership for many years and are EXTREMELY difficult to find undamaged. Most people have simply removed it... but I personally prefer to have the vinyl.
The ones on W123's and early W126's wrinkle very easily just like on my 81 300SD, they were all wrinkled when I got the car, but the one on my 90 260SE is still in good shape. I got a set of replacement vinyl trim for my 300SD that came from a late W126 SE. I compared the old ones that were in my car to the ones that I got off a late W126 and its obvious why the early version ones were prone to wrinkling, the ones on the later W126's is about 2 and 1/2 times thicker that the older ones.

I think those vinyl trims are unique to US model W123's, never seen them on Euros. Maybe another solution would be to paint the inner door trims to match the interior.

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91 190E 1.8 W201 (wife's)
92 300E 2.6 W124
90 260SE W126
94 S280 W140
10 E300 Avantgarde W212 (Dad's)

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Just peel them off and clean any residual glue off. The painted surface looks nice and provides a nice contrast to the interior, I think.

You won't find replacements and anything in a pick and pull will be as equally trashed as yours are.

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Originally Posted by ronw123w124 View Post

I think those vinyl trims are unique to US model W123's, never seen them on Euros.

My wagon is a Euro model and it has the vinyl trim. It is not just a US-spec model item. I don't believe they were an option, but that is how the cars came with from factory.
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I am wondering if another option would be to find a Palomino MB tex rear seat in a wrecked car and cut from the front of the seat enough vinyl material to cover the door posts. I know the seat material is thicker and just might not wrinkle.
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