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Agreed, the car has been neglected tbh, probably not worth investing too much time and effort.

I could probably sand and prep all four in a morning, then a quick coat followed by sealer - perhaps give the chrome a miss using silver instead.

Thanks for the feedback folks
 

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Yup, 17" as pictured above in a screenshot from the brochure, and correct tyres, so all good.

You might have to remove the chrome completely if you're going for a DIY repaint job - it won't hold now that it tasted freedom ;)

If you decide to modify any lights or entertainment system or interior trim, etc - let me know. There's not much left in my car in this department, that I haven't messed with :)
 

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Use metal polish, or car polish it doesnt matter for Chrome part of the wheel. And for curb damage, sand, bondo, primer, paint, transparent. ( just the outer edge)
And they will look like brand new.
-If your in a hurry you dont even have to paint the outer edge, you have that like rim tape/ factory wheel edge tape/strip to buy. And just stick it on.
 

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I'll see how the wheels respond to a bit of elbow grease and go from there, talking of elbow grease just spent two hours (trying) to remove gummy steering controls -

Machine gun door locks next lol

 

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I had mine done when I did carbon fibre interior mod - also went for gloss finish on the buttons themselves.
Holding okay so far, at about 3 years now.






 

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I stripped the rubbery coating off and did the buttons myself, the carbon fibre hydrographics (aka 'dipping') was done professionally by Odell Hydrographics in Rushden, Northamptonshire - absolutely brilliant job on the whole bunch of small and larger parts (y)
 

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That would look nice on my wheels :p
The B-Class W245 steering wheel is different from A-Class W169 (about the only noticeable difference in the interior), and I actually like the B wheel better, but it was going to be too complicated to fit one (or so I was told), so went for simply modifying / remodelling the 169 type. No regrets :cool:
 

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Small world, just down the road in MK - its great little car but a little too far gone me thinks, plus I have started looking at ads (oh no, not again) for another S124 barge :love:

I'll post back any improvement on the wheel scenario, if you don't hear from it means I have goofed up !
 

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Has to be Olney, nice part of the world.

Quick question (and hugely off topic), now that I can see the thumb buttons, are these designed to control audio volume or just for phone kit if installed?

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It a bit further up the A509, and quite a bit smaller - Bozeat ... Olney is almost a regional centre for us :ROFLMAO: what, with their illustrious Antique Market and numerous cafes & restaurants - we've got a Red Lion pub, one corner shop and an Indian takeaway. That's it :p

The steering wheel +/- buttons control audio volume and most other up/down functions, depending on the menu section you're in at the time.
 

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Thanks bud, not sure mine are working on audio setting but no biggie. Bozeat sounds nice, may have driven through one or twice as it rings a bell, poles apart from MK with it's 70 mph roads.

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It a bit further up the A509, and quite a bit smaller - Bozeat ... Olney is almost a regional centre for us :ROFLMAO: what, with their illustrious Antique Market and numerous cafes & restaurants - we've got a Red Lion pub, one corner shop and an Indian takeaway. That's it :p

The steering wheel +/- buttons control audio volume and most other up/down functions, depending on the menu section you're in at the time.
 
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