Date registered: Apr 2006
Vehicle: 1990 560 SEL with Euro engine, 1998 SL500 Sport
Location: Birmingham, MI
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This job appears easy on the surface (chrome replacement) but it can quickly turn into a much bigger job. I am in the process of removing the chrome piece off the old bumper and install a new one (sourced from Mclare) and virtually ALL of the mounting screws are rusted and have deteriorated heads. Put PB blaster on them and started to remove them. First two snapped right off and a lot of the others have corroded heads to the point you can't get a wrench on them. Damn, I thought this was going to be a one hour job!
I sure hope the little mounting clips that fit inside the chrome and screws are still available from the dealer 'cause mine are completely shot.
Has anyone had this issue and if so, where did you get the mounting screws and clips?
1990 560 SEL, 1991 560 SEC Euro, Japanese Import
Last edited by graftdesign; 05-21-2011 at 10:00 AM.