Mercedes-Benz Forum banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
thought I would take a break from the SL diesel project and get the paintwork done on my W124 daily driver.
it was a lot of work, but she is painted...


Jason and Ann Photo Gallery :: The W124 Project

re-assemble, wet sand and buff, and back to work on the W107 diesel.
 

·
Cruise Control
Joined
·
52,233 Posts
Dayamn bud, that's purdy darn nifty. I'm gonna park mine this Winter and pull the hood, sunroof panel, bumper covers and upgraded fender cladding, to have them all repainted Pearl Black. Sure wish I had the facility to pull this off myself. Nice work! Please keep us updated about your OM603/R107 project, as well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,401 Posts
What type of paint did you use? is it 040 black?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
What type of paint did you use? is it 040 black?
PPG single stage (direct gloss)
and the final coat was 50/50 single stage and HS clearcoat

I did not mix up the Mercedes formula black
(it has a bunch of red oxide and a bit of white toners added)
I just used straight pure toner black

so its "blacker" then 040 black :)


the original color was gold (473 I think) so I was not shooting for "originality"
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
cant decide....

the grille


blacked out:




or factory:




( and ignore the unpainted trim below the headlights.. still have to paint that )
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,401 Posts
Looks great. Congrats. I vote for the blacked out grille insert but leave the chrome surround.
 

·
Cruise Control
Joined
·
52,233 Posts
I like the blacked-out version...but then again, I may be biased, since I'm doing the same thing with mine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,181 Posts
Paint something for me, please. It looks so wet and nice. That trunklid photo was just gorgeous, so wet and shiny. I like it with no badges too. I vote for the blacked out grill but keep the other to change it up sometimes, the chrome grill returns the car to its original factory classiness.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
448 Posts
Blacked OUT Grill ! Looks so sweet on dark cars
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
putting it back together..

still missing the fender cladding, but got the wheels back on

more pics on the project page...





 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,401 Posts
Looking good. how about smoked corners instead of clear?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,098 Posts
very nice and sharp paint job
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
704 Posts
Beautiful!! Ou have brought new life back to a great classic !!

Love the Blacked Out look, but I wouldn't make it TOO Blacked out !

I would put the AMG Grille on it, takes away the "cardboard crate" shape of the grille, IMHO ! Also, makes it look more like an S CLASS !:D

+1 on tinted rear tails.

I wouldn't put badging on it myself, looks too beautiful to mess up, and why make people GOOGLE your model. Let em guessing !!

Off to a great start, whatever you do, Just what *I WOULD* do of course !!

:thumbsup:
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
wow that paintjob is fantastic :)

I think if you go with the avantgarde grill like that ^ you will have to get the whole 94-95 hood in order to get that clean grill style. But I'd say avantgarde grill INSERT for your pre'94 grill and then black that out :) just my 2 cents..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
704 Posts
UPDATED Response to Grille

wow that paintjob is fantastic :)

I think if you go with the avantgarde grill like that ^ you will have to get the whole 94-95 hood in order to get that clean grill style. But I'd say avantgarde grill INSERT for your pre'94 grill and then black that out :) just my 2 cents..

Oops, forgot to look closely at the year when I ebay'd it !!

Check this out instead:

eBay Motors: 86-93 MERCEDES W124 300E E320 E500 BLACK FRONT GRILLE (item 120382048328 end time Feb-28-09 17:04:00 PST)
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
252 Posts
Good job with the paint it looks awsome, I am liking those wheels you have on your car. What brand are they
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top