So far so good. I completed what I set out to do today - cleaned, sanded and degreased all trim pieces. I counted 5 different shades, depending on the material and level of exposure to sun. 😑 At any rate come Monday all should be back to uniform color, just need to cover up the interior. 👍
Moving on, something at work came up so unfortunately I didn’t get to complete everything I wanted to today – that said, I made some progress and I’ll let you decide for yourselves as I’m obviously biased, yet I like what I see coming out of those small volico spray cans!
The top of the window trim had some damage (cracks, tears) due to, I assume, pins from the hard top being misaligned – those were filled with liquid leather and I’ll get to dyeing them tomorrow.
The only trim I dyed today was the speaker covers – a big nuisance was to cover the material as I wanted to leave it as is, so cut a LOT of tiny 26 x 4mm labels as there are 12 rows by 3 columns in each speaker cover.
The rest was easy: prime followed by 2x very, very light misty coats and finish off with top coat - job done! It’s not that obvious to tell apart old vs new so I’m a happy camper and I look forward to finishing the other trim pieces tomorrow.
Speaker cover vs handbrake cover - different plastics but color wise it’s a pretty good match!
Well, this is - the dashboard is now fully refreshed and ready for assembly at some point between Christmas / end of January. As such everything went well, no nasty surprises - as with everything else preparation is key to success, and just take your time covering everything that you don't want painted as they spray gets everywhere. I've no idea how this could be pulled off with the dashboard in situ, I think one would need a PhD in using masking tape Some pics below which I think show a good contrast between old and new - yes, the dashboard actually looks like new in the flesh!
I'm working on an intermittent stalling issue outlined in my previous thread here.
Usually she starts right back up after stalling, but today I had to limp home with ~8-12 second cranks in between starts.
I noticed my tach barely moves when cranking, which may point to a faulty CPS...
So I screwed up. I was replacing followers in a 560 and I was using a 1/4 in wooden dowel to check that the piston was at least part way down. When I went to the left side, I forgot the dowel in #1 cylinder and when I rotated the engine, I snapped off about 1/2 in piece of the dowel. It's in the...
I'm a newbe to this forum and doing some work on my neighbors 1988 560SL. I opened the gas filler door and see that a puddle of water has formed around the base of the compartment. After drying it out, I can see a drain hole that is plugged with debris. I cleaned out the debris and ran a long...
Your advise please
I have a question about a transmission which was overfilled by 2 or 3 quarts for a couple of days after a fluid change.
What kind of damage could this cause, if any?
Seems to be shifting fine but have noticed a few drops of transmission fluid when parked, left side.
Hello, i need to replace the original speakers in my 1987 560SL, I would appreciate the specs of the replacement speakers since I will have it shipped overseas (Jordan) where I live now. I need to make sure i get the right one ordered to save me the hassle of returning the item across the...
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