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Clk grille conversion anyone?

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Wondering if any R170 owners can help with instructions on how fit the old CLK grille. A popular mod many moons ago, anyone remember how it was done, with the least amount of cutting?

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That looks very tidy. Having literally just swapped over my headlights that grille looks like my next step on the modification trail....

I did find this post and this elsewhere on the net. How good's your German?

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That looks very tidy. Having literally just swapped over my headlights that grille looks like my next step on the modification trail....

I did find this post and this elsewhere on the net. How good's your German?

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That's much better than another post I read where they cut the bumper. There are a number of straight swap grilles available, but they 1,2,3 slats, I prefer the look of the 4 slat.

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There are a number of straight swap grilles available, but they 1,2,3 slats, I prefer the look of the 4 slat.
There are plenty to see on Google if you look at the images. I'm favouring the 3-slat - or even the single slat (but that looks too much like an R171...)

I'd best be gathering possible part numbers next....
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Grille Inserted, those instructions made the world of difference. Thanks
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Grille Inserted, those instructions made the world of difference. Thanks
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Any pictures at all?

And which model CLK was the grille from? The W209?

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I will post some of the car shortly, I know zip about MB model numbers, but after reading several old posts on the subject, and no record of which Grille was used, it seems from the pictures they were talking about the 2006 CLK (W209?) and found this on eBay listed as A209/W209.... so took a punt.


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I will post some of the car shortly, I know zip about MB model numbers, but after reading several old posts on the subject, and no record of which Grille was used, it seems from the pictures they were talking about the 2006 CLK (W209?) and found this on eBay listed as A209/W209.... so took a punt.


Thanks. I did see two model numbers in the German PDF I referenced in my earlier post, so I'll go digging too.

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Any luck with finding a Grille? Had to fiddle about with this one to get it right with some strategically placed screws, now looking for a DIY solution to blacken all the chrome. Made a slight c0ckup and broke one of the lugs when refitting the star, so keeping an eye out for one of them, not easy to find on their own.



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Any luck with finding a Grille?
Still looking. I've got three ebay windows open on my PC comparing SLK-only and CLK grilles side-by-side as I type this!

I'm after a 3-fin with just the chrome at the tip (see my post about one available - new - for about £80). But the sneaky wotsits seem to want to sell you the star separately for an extra £20-30 - or you butcher your old grille!!

Yours looks good though. Well done.
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Even more reason I'm annoyed for breaking mine, they want up to £30 for a star alone. Also have to watch the fitting, some seem to be twist and lock, some are clipped in. What about the breakers? What size badge does yours need, will your old/current badge fit?
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Also have to watch the fitting, some seem to be twist and lock, some are clipped in. What about the breakers? What size badge does yours need, will your old/current badge fit?
They all claim you can use the badge on your old grille but without having their grille in your hands you can't work out what star you need. Grr...
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Can always black plastidip the chrome 4 coats + 3 coats of glossifier to cover the chrome and mask everything else.
1 can of black plastip = $6-$8
1 can plastidip glossifier = $7-$9

About an hour of your time all and all.
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Can always black plastidip the chrome 4 coats + 3 coats of glossifier to cover the chrome and mask everything else.
1 can of black plastip = $6-$8
1 can plastidip glossifier = $7-$9

About an hour of your time all and all.
Or.......Bleach, apparently.
I see cars where stone chips have gotten through the black paint, exposing bits of chrome and it looks terrible. According to various sites, soak em in brake fluid or bleach and the chrome will bubble away, leaving bare untreated plastic.

Going to try it out on some old parts first.
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It looks good with the chrome. Why do you want to black it out?
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