Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 1962 W111 220SE Coupe
Location: Cloud City, OR
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Hi, my key doesn't have the rubber head, it predates that. Also the eBay ones are plated brass if you read the full details carefully. It's my understanding that you need a stainless key because the lock tumbler has stainless pins (at least in this era car), so they will wear the key and cause the ignition lock to fail from all the loose particles over time. I'd almost bet the dealer keys for $15 are these plated brass keys, which would mean they are selling us a $3 key for $15 as one might expect, but I'll certainly ask.
I'll try Key Men, thanks for the lead!
EDIT: KeyMen has the same aftermarket key I had made locally last year, it's brass and the one they show is also the wrong profile as there were a few variations. I appreciate the suggestion, it may help someone else.
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Last edited by DirectLA; 08-29-2013 at 02:04 PM.