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Hi all,
Am new to the forum. Have just got myself a 1998 SLK 230. Great condition except for the cracked and crumbling dash. Does anyone know of any company in the Redlands (Queensland) or nearby that specialises in dashboards/interiors?
Cheers Ken
 

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The Australian sun or maybe plastic protectant seems to get at the dashboards after 20 or so years . I got a replacement dashboard for less than $200 delivered from a Lithuanian wrecker and dash fitting instructions are on this forum and elsewhere on the web.
If you need to stich the dash up until you can get it repaired I found Loctite Super Glue pretty good.
 

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Many thanks Mike. I will do a good search on here for further info. Was the replacement in good condition? I'm nervous that if get one from a wrecker eventually it will also crumble...
 

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Very good & well packed . I guess it came from the UK or some country with RHD and low ambient UV. It was not at all crumbly like many Australian dashboards.
If you're going to get the dash professionally replaced would be better sourcing the dash yourself if second hand and check it over properly before installation. I don't know if MB originals are still available.
 
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