Date registered: Nov 2014
Vehicle: 1991 300SE W126, 1985 300SL R107, 1991 190E 2.3 (caretaker)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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It's not really a car part, but I bought the URO hard top stand, thinking they could not really go wrong with that one...
I arrived pre-rusted out of the box (my phone didn't really focus on it correctly, so only have pictures of the surrounding rust coloured parts), the "protective" foam on the beams was already squeezed together in parts and the glue coming off. One rubber end piece was missing. And best of all, the tool they sent to assemble it was the wrong size.
So - all in all - probably should have kept looking / shelled out a little more for a better stand, but now that I managed to finagle it together, sanding and respraying it is probably easier than trying to pry it apart...
On the seals, given all the negative reviews, I decided to save up for the complete SL-shop kit (shipped from the UK - you deduct 20% for VAT if you're exporting it outside the EU). I had asked them about it - they only used to have a complete kit of cheaper seals and now also put a complete kit of original seals up on the homepage. Very pricey solution, but still way cheaper than buying them individually and I figure you only need to do it once every 30 years if you take care of the rubbers with 1Z rubber care or something of the sort.