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DAS/STAR Registered Owner 2005 SLK 55 AMG
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Evening all..

Having seen a couple of threads detailing covering the rear C pillars (vs replacing..) I've decided to follow suit...

My pillar covers had one or two small scratches, nothing major, but I know they're there....

So, one roll of fairly high quality CF film later..

Before & after pics now attached





Subtle, but far tidier..

As per other posts, all I did was cut out a larger piece thanthe cover, stick on (working from the centre outwards to remove bubbles) and then trim in situ with a new scapel blade (X Acto for those over t'pond) - simples...

I'll take a look at the front bumper vents (as per the Black Series bumper) too, but not much more... don't want to over do it...

Cheers
Sean

PS – check out http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/31725-east-midlands-rabbit-chase.html for info on the possible East Midlands ‘Rabbit Chase”


Mods so far...
Airscarf Retro-fit http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/27470-project-airscarf-starts-here.html
Alpine double-din touchscreen head unit with Bluetooth, Nav, DVD, reverse camera and iPod with a ‘Small’ sub in the boot
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/26915-amplifier-location.html
Mercedes Genuine rear Windscreen
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32951-new-windscreen-one-back.html
Display& steering wheel integration for the head unit.
Digital Climate control panel, Sun sensor and Pollution sensor fully working
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/30240-climatronic-retrofit-digital-climate-control.html
Hat-shelf mounted solar charging panel
Rain Sensor for Auto-wipe retrofit
Various coding changes to the Instrument cluster – see below
AMG Aluminium gear change paddles instead of the buttons
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31587-amg-aluminuum-gear-change-paddle-retrofit.html
Facelift SLK Antenna http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32272-facelift-antenna-tick-otherwise-known-two-minute-mod.html
Harman Kardon speaker upgrade – All 11 !!
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31530-hk-speaker-upgrade.htmlCustom dimming LED DRL’s http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32992-looking-drls.htmlLED’s… in various places…[x] - Map…[x] – Dome…l [x] – Number plate…[x] –Side…[x] – Puddle http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33120-leds-were-all.html
Full blown TPMS…
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33263-tpms-retrofit-its-started.html
Auto Dimming rearview mirror with integrated GPS Speed Camera detector BEHIND the glass….
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/35096-my-solution-dimming-interior-mirror-look-away-if-you-dont-want-see-things-getting-cut-up.htmlPower Folding mirrors… http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33942-folding-mirrors-making-start.html
Designo style Alcantara head lining / A Pillars and various other bits….
Johns 3rd brake light gizmo
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/15456-johns-3rd-brake-light-adapter.html

Mods in progress
Parktronic retrofit – nearly all the bits are here….. Just need the main loom now….
…soon this section will be empty …!

Mods on the wish list
Maybe a Smarttop....
Illuminated Sills – I have a cunning plan…

Coding Mods… http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/31073-my-adventrures-star-diag.html
[x] - Enable those pesky phone buttons on the steering wheel - FINALLY DONE - WOOHOO
[x] - Enable Auto-wipe – done
[x] - Add temperature display to the lower MFD - done
[x] - Enable tyre pressure Loss Warning - done

[x] - Enabled Folding mirrors – done
[x] - Enable Gallons Remaining in the MFD – done
[x] - Enable Cornering Fogs - done

[x] - Enable both rear fogs - done
[x] - Enable Alarm 'chirping' – done
[x] - Enable TPMS display in the upper MFD – done
[ ] - Enable Highline TPMS – proving tricky!!, but we have some great brains on the case….
 

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Looks like either CF3D2 or CF3D3 (depending on the size of the weave you want..)

Cheers
Sean
 

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Premium Member 2006 SLK 280-sold
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Great work Sean !

Once again SLKWorld members come up with multiple options (I think this is #4 - replace, wax, paint, CF ) for owner's to fix one of the car's substandard components.

If only the seat bottoms were so easily remedied. :biglaugh:
 

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when someone figures out this linear foot stuff, tell me how much to order please!

need at least 20 inches by at least 7 inches x 2
 

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Jeff,
If I read it right an order of 1 linear foot for $19.99 will get you a piece 12 inches by 60 inches. Enough for your car and mine too ! Want to go halfsies ?
 

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yes if that is how you figure it! pm me when u can
 

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DAS/STAR Registered Owner 2005 SLK 55 AMG
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Jeff the CF3D2 and CF3D3 have an End Use Temp of -4F. That maybe ok if you never leave Florida. It looks like I will have to get the expensive 3M stuff with End Use Temp of -65F :(
...This is Jeff we're talking about...-4F ... I think he'd walk instead!!!!:biglaugh:

I don't think Florida gets that cold... (Although it was pretty chilly when I was over there a couple of years ago Jan/Feb 2010 - to watch the last night time shuttle launch, but it was at 4am ish when it lifted .... temperature was fine during the day)

Cheers
Sean
 

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DAS/STAR Registered Owner 2005 SLK 55 AMG
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More CF...

...So, back onto the original thread topic....

Added a small CF panel to the side grill vent on the front bumper. (both sides!!)..



Not sure if I should do the rear-most one too... may have a go tomorrow and see how it looks... (I'll wrap it round the bumper and into the wheel arch if I do do it...)

Cheers
Sean

PS – check out http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/31725-east-midlands-rabbit-chase.html for info on the possible East Midlands ‘Rabbit Chase”


Mods so far...
Airscarf Retro-fit http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/27470-project-airscarf-starts-here.html
Alpine double-din touchscreen head unit with Bluetooth, Nav, DVD, reverse camera and iPod with a ‘Small’ sub in the boot
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/26915-amplifier-location.html
Mercedes Genuine rear Windscreen
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32951-new-windscreen-one-back.html
Display& steering wheel integration for the head unit.
Digital Climate control panel, Sun sensor and Pollution sensor fully working
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/30240-climatronic-retrofit-digital-climate-control.html
Hat-shelf mounted solar charging panel
Rain Sensor for Auto-wipe retrofit
Various coding changes to the Instrument cluster – see below
AMG Aluminium gear change paddles instead of the buttons
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31587-amg-aluminuum-gear-change-paddle-retrofit.html
Facelift SLK Antenna http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32272-facelift-antenna-tick-otherwise-known-two-minute-mod.html
Harman Kardon speaker upgrade – All 11 !!
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31530-hk-speaker-upgrade.htmlCustom dimming LED DRL’s http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32992-looking-drls.htmlLED’s… in various places…[x] - Map…[x] – Dome…l [x] – Number plate…[x] –Side…[x] – Puddle http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33120-leds-were-all.html
Full blown TPMS…
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33263-tpms-retrofit-its-started.html
Auto Dimming rearview mirror with integrated GPS Speed Camera detector BEHIND the glass….
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/35096-my-solution-dimming-interior-mirror-look-away-if-you-dont-want-see-things-getting-cut-up.htmlPower Folding mirrors… http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33942-folding-mirrors-making-start.html
Designo style Alcantara head lining / A Pillars and various other bits….
Johns 3rd brake light gizmo
http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/15456-johns-3rd-brake-light-adapter.html

Mods in progress
Parktronic retrofit – nearly all the bits are here….. Just need the main loom now….
…soon this section will be empty …!

Mods on the wish list
Maybe a Smarttop....
Illuminated Sills – I have a cunning plan…

Coding Mods… http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/31073-my-adventrures-star-diag.html
[x] - Enable those pesky phone buttons on the steering wheel - FINALLY DONE - WOOHOO
[x] - Enable Auto-wipe – done
[x] - Add temperature display to the lower MFD - done
[x] - Enable tyre pressure Loss Warning - done

[x] - Enabled Folding mirrors – done
[x] - Enable Gallons Remaining in the MFD – done
[x] - Enable Cornering Fogs - done

[x] - Enable both rear fogs - done
[x] - Enable Alarm 'chirping' – done
[x] - Enable TPMS display in the upper MFD – done
[ ] - Enable Highline TPMS – proving tricky!!, but we have some great brains on the case….
 

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Sean, good job! As my grandson would say...."Papa, I yike it, I yike it all"!
 

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ty. that is why i am hesitant for the rear modification. but i just ordered the cf so i will see how that looks.
 
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