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#1 Old 02-10-2012
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SLK r170 illuminated sills

Hi there . I`ve asked to post some photos of the illuminated sills I made for my r170 ,so here goes a quick tutorial.
Tools needed : Dremmel type drill with cutting discs and small file/grinder, soldering iron .
First remove the sills and cut out the rear where the "SLK" logo is about 1cm bigger all round .Picture 1
Carefully cut out the "SLK" letters from front and rear .Pictures 2,4&5.
Clean up the edges with a grinding tip, it`s not laser cit , but it`s good enough!Picture 6&7.
Cut a piece of white plastic to size an fit it in the slot previously cut out.
Fix two led strips of the colour of your choice along the top and bottom of the white plastic.Cover all over with "Duck Tape".Picture 8.
Connect each sill to 12v+ and the negative to the interior door light switch.
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Normally I don't like the extra bling lights but this looks great and subtle enough that I want to try it.
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Hi there , I don't think you'll be disappointed ! Any doubts , don't hesitate to ask .Good luck ....
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Great job! Looks awesome. Any ideas where I could pick up an extra " button" for my door sill? I'm missing 1.
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If you didn't get a spare button , let me know , I've got some spare sills in the garage !
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awesome!
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A true personalized mod bravo!!
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I'm now preparing these for both the R170 & R171 , cut by laser and with EL lighting in various colours !
Here's some pics of the models I've done so far :








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I need a significant other with THAT skillset.. DAG!
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I'm now preparing these for both the R170 & R171 , cut by laser and with EL lighting in various colours !
Here's some pics of the models I've done so far :
WOW! That looks very neat and awesome!! Where did you get the laser cutter from? =) Are you willing to do ours? If so, how much would you charge?!
I know that kingpennindustries who sell Windrestrictor will have illuminated door sills for our SLKs but it's been over a year and it still says "soon"... =(
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Sorry for the delay in response , but I've been away for a few days !
The sills are cut in by a company about 20kms from where I live .
Of course I am willing to provide these for anyone who is interested , but I feel this isn't the place to post details/prices etc.
Anyone interested please contact me by MP or to [email protected] for details .
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And here is the set that Craige (curro101) made for me



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Okay, I just bought some r170 slk door sills from the facelift model. My 1998 is just plain, it does not say "SLK" on it. I plan on switching them out and making it illuminated. I am very crafty and talented. Do you recommend that i take the stainless off and then work with it, or do i just leave it in and work with it?

What did you use for the back drop and where do i get it?

Does it sit flush when installed?

Any other tips....? I may use fiber optics for this...
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When I did my first SLK ones I did it without taking the plates off as you can see up top , but that was partly because the illumination I used then ( plastic and leds ) was a lot thicker and I needed the depth of the cut out plastic on the rear to put the lighting into . Now with the EL tape , the rear cut out isn't necessary so the best way would be to remove the metal pkate from the plastic , careful though , it tends to curve a lot when removed as it's quite thin . Theres's a channel in the plastic base that accomadates the EL tape and the end result should sit flush , although as you're going to leave the rubber grommets , it is tight to get the tape with its wiring in there .
If by chance you should screw up your plates , I could always send you a new set jeje, you could even put "Bradley" on them ..
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When I did my first SLK ones I did it without taking the plates off as you can see up top , but that was partly because the illumination I used then ( plastic and leds ) was a lot thicker and I needed the depth of the cut out plastic on the rear to put the lighting into . Now with the EL tape , the rear cut out isn't necessary so the best way would be to remove the metal pkate from the plastic , careful though , it tends to curve a lot when removed as it's quite thin . Theres's a channel in the plastic base that accomadates the EL tape and the end result should sit flush , although as you're going to leave the rubber grommets , it is tight to get the tape with its wiring in there .
If by chance you should screw up your plates , I could always send you a new set jeje, you could even put "Bradley" on them ..
How much does it cost for just your stainless steel ones, are they laser cut?
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Yes , they are laser cut !
I'll send you a PM with details ..
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Bumping...

You still doing the lighted door sills? And if so, can you do them in other colors?

I'm thinking something like this in orange.

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