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Newbie from Swansea, South Wales, UK.

Hi fellow SLK owners, and greetings from God's Country (Swansea, South Wales, UK)
I currently own a R172 model 250 CDI, fire opal red with beige leather interior, having previously owned 2 R170's and a R171.
I had the car washed yesterday ready to upload pictures, but I noticed it had succumb to the micro blistering problem that fellow Mercedes owners have experienced.
The car was purchased new on 1st March 2013, and has a full MB service history. An appointment has been made with the body shop for next Thursday, 8th Sept, and I will keep you informed of progress.
On a different note, I have lately experienced water dripping on me from the joint where the roof joins the panel above the windscreen. Closer inspection revealed that the corner rubbers on this seal had perished. Again, the car is booked into the local MB dealers on 19th Sept for remedial action.
The joys of motoring I hear you say.
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Welcome from the Wirral.

Sorry to hear that you've had a couple of issues.
Especially annoying on a 3 year old.

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There's quite a few members in South Wales but not much on the meet front yet.
Odd, as I found South Wales to be welcoming and friendly.
Guess it must be all those tempting roads, they're too busy driving.
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Cool Welcome from Nottingham

Hi from South Nottingham .
During the service have MB treated the Rubber Seals?
One of the items on the Service Schedule should read, Vario Roof: Clean and Lubricate Seal.
If they have done this then why didn't they spot the deterioration? If this is on the Schedule, did they do it? If not, what else did they not do?
Can they be trusted?
Any way, enjoy.
Mine is in for a minor service this Saturday at Nottingham MB dealership, I have already warned them not to return it dirtier than when it arrives and to be scratch free. I will get them to walk round with me before and after.
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