What about removing? Because I do have the one that fell off while I was driving one day, I don't want to buy one when The Cadaver has two good ones. Hence why I want to remove it without breaking.springer,
no link attached to your post #2
one of my bookmarks.
more info you can read thru to find your answer.
There have been many threads started about peeling of the D pillar. Some have bought new ones and others have paid to have them repaired, both of which cost in excess of $200. The only thing that has happened is that the clear coat has deteriorated. Anyone with a little time and patients...www.benzworld.org
The glue on the pillar?What about removing? Because I do have the one that fell off while I was driving one day, I don't want to buy one when The Cadaver has two good ones. Hence why I want to remove it without breaking.
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The whole pillar trim, The Cadaver had both sides intact, so I'd like to remove the trim from The Cadaver and put it on my ML. So I'd need to remove the trim without breaking it in half.The glue on the pillar?
I recall reading a thread where one of the members used a wire to cut thru to remove the cover. No mention of how the excess was removed. I suppose in your case, as similar procedure? Hot wire?
A grinder, done carefully, to remove the excess?
I agree completely, anything will be an improvement for the driver's side. I'm sure people think ill things about me as I drive past with my falling apart Mercedes. I'm just trying to get it looking as decent as I can. I'm not planning on messing with the passenger side, I just attached the picture for reference as to what I was talking about. One day the driver's side trim fell off while I was driving and I didn't even know it, hence why I wanted to know if there was a better glue than what Mercedes used.leeadrian75.......this ain't rocket science. Anything you do will be an improvement to the driver side. Your biggest problem is removing the old thick adhesive. Believe me, when M/B put these suckers on, they never anticipated needing to replace it. The only reason to possibly replace panel is if it is cracked. And if it is cracked I would try some filler (like Bondo) to fill it, sand it and then repaint. The LAST resort is to remove it and replace. I know from first hand experience. It is very frustrating for a cosmetic repair.
These W163 are close to twenty years old and at this stage....we can just do the best we can. Creativity is a great trait to have when addressing some of these cosmetic issues. Anything will be an improvement, right ?