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1990 W126 300SE - High Mileage Award
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What do you guys suggest? Mine is in great shape and I'd really like to keep it that way - I've seen a lot of cracked ones lately and I'd love to avoid replacing mine. I searched a bit but couldn't find a definitive choice; what do y'all think?
 

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Find a good dash protecting liquid with UV block in it. However this is no guarantee, as it seems dashes in W126's were made to crack unless covered or only parked in the shade.
 

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560SEL 560SEC 300SEL E320 Cab. MB Metris Van / 300TD 300TE 300SDL, 300D, Unimog 406 (Gone)
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Intuitively, I would have thought extreme cold would be the cause of these cracks. I'm glad to hear it is UV and extreme heat and not the opposite.
 

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A good UV protection, like Meguiars' Utilimate Protectant, window tint and a window shade will keep you off crack pretty much forever. I base this on the previous ownership of a 71 Skylark that had a dash that looked literally like it did in April 1971. I say previous ownership because I even-traded the Buick for my Benz a few weeks ago.
 
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