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Will the hood grill Aerowings at "for my mercedes" fit the SLK280? It lists it as a SLK350 product... by the way, is the body on the 280 the exact body as the 350?

How difficult is it to remove the model designation on the rear (ie, "slk280")? Will dental-floss work followed up with an alcohol rub to remove the residual glue... or do I need to use a hairdryer to soften the glue first? I assume it is glued-on.
 

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freebird - 4/18/2006 10:56 AM

Will the hood grill Aerowings at "for my mercedes" fit the SLK280? It lists it as a SLK350 product... by the way, is the body on the 280 the exact body as the 350?

How difficult is it to remove the model designation on the rear (ie, "slk280")? Will dental-floss work followed up with an alcohol rub to remove the residual glue... or do I need to use a hairdryer to soften the glue first? I assume it is glued-on.
freebird, are you allowed to remove the model designation on the rear on a LEASED vehicle? I think there may be restrictions on a leased vehicle, including aftermarket modifications. You may want to double check with the dealer that you leased the vehicle from. Make sure there are no penalty clauses, etc.
 

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freebird, The bodies of the SLK 280 and 350 are identical so you can install trim items such as the grill aerowings listed for the 350 on your 280.
 

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Thanks,
Didn't think about the lease mod issue... I saw the aerowings on a car in the photo gallery but now I'm thinking it might look too busy. I'll just leave things the way they are for now. I must just be excited about picking it up.
 

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etyu - 4/16/2006 6:26 PM
freebird, are you allowed to remove the model designation on the rear on a LEASED vehicle? I think there may be restrictions on a leased vehicle, including aftermarket modifications. You may want to double check with the dealer that you leased the vehicle from. Make sure there are no penalty clauses, etc.
I've removed the chrome from my last three leased vehicles. No one ever noticed.
 

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freebird - 4/16/2006 5:05 PM

Thanks,
... I saw the aerowings on a car in the photo gallery but now I'm thinking it might look too busy....
Mine came with the aerowings and I'd just as soon do without them. Having shiny non-functional gegaws in my line of sight is irritating. One of these days I'll get 'round to removing them.
 

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I think everyone should be allowed to do whatever they want with their car but I wonder what the debadging is all about. I saw a few photos of so-called "clean" boots and I felt like there was something missing. I also saw a photo of an SLK with no numbers (just SLK). I thought it looked a little weird. I have nothing against it though.
 

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Zut - 4/16/2006 9:57 PM

I think everyone should be allowed to do whatever they want with their car ...
If you lease it then it's not really your car.[;)]
 

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Julien - 4/16/2006 10:00 PM
If you lease it then it's not really your car.[;)]
Right you are, Sir! [;)]
 

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I agree about the debadging feeling like something is missing. It's like when a GPA is left off a student's resume. You automatically assume it's low.
 

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bmetz - 4/17/2006 11:35 AM

I agree about the debadging feeling like something is missing. It's like when a GPA is left off a student's resume. You automatically assume it's low.
I like the look. If I had a 55, I'd take off everything but the AMG. Next time, maybe.

P.S. My GPA rocked, but I didn't get it tattooed on my ass. [:)]
 

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I like the clean look. I debadged mine and do have a good time on the autobahns when somebody is pushing me while I'm stuck behind a slow car and when it clears, I leave the annoying tailgater behind very quickly and watch their eyes get quite large. The people who care what a car is know what it is without the labels.
 

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Freebird,

Ironically, I have just picked up my 280 a few weeks ago, and had the bonnet fins added at the factory, and had the rear de-badged when having the garage check back in the UK.

The fins serve no function, but I like them (although they do work better on some colours I think), and I had the SLK280 removed off the back. This was for 2 reasons: firstly, I don't want people trying to race me at traffic lights, and secondly, it makes it easier to clean and wax. The dealer did it in about 2 minutes with a credit-card type remover, and a quick polish with a sealant.
 

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Several years ago I wanted to remove the black plastic "Boxster" logo from my trunk lid. It looked like a cheap piece of licorice. I followed the advice from someone on Pete's Boxster Board (this applies to all trim items secured by adhesive): work a piece of dental floss underneath the trim piece, and it will eventually come off cleanly. Then, merely remove the excess adhesive, and clean/wax as you would normally do. No tools to scratch your paint, and a quick operation as well.[8D]Dinoman
 

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FYI. If you're looking for a great adhesive remover, try "3M Adhesive, Tar, and Wax Remover." I'm not affiliated with 3M. Just really impressed with this product. I've used it for several different applications, which includes getting rid of the adhesive residue from all of those warning stickers that I removed from inside my SLK. This product has performed well each time. [:D]
 
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