Date registered: Aug 2002
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I am in the process of putting back a S123 and I learned quiet a bit about proper paint jobs. There's a big range in costs, and if done "properly", it will also mean new rubber seals/gaskets, clips and rivets. I also spent approximately $700 for just the CLEAR COAT. You don't want to go through a thorough repaint and cheap out on materials. I probably won't be doing another paint job like this in the future unless the car is something special and unique. Might be better at that point to sell what you have and find a better example.
Pictured is my S123 prior to paint. You can see what was removed to do a proper paint job. I might have just pulled the motor, but stopped short.
1980 Mercedes 280TE AMG
1990 Mercedes 560SEL with AMG parts modifications
1991 Mercedes 190E AMG with Brabus 4-cyl M102 2.6