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Facelift R170, Magma Red(3586)

The impact strips, railing, bumper inserts, whatever you want to call them need some work. Got swiped a few months ago in the front. Luckily its just the inserts and side marker lights that need to be replaced. They literally just are press in so they it does not take a dealership to do that. The only problem is that most MB parts websites only sell primed pieces, meaning that I would need to get them painted. Which means cost of paint, time and more money

This is the front driver impact strip, half broken. It recesses the side marker light. And it kind of gets "sandwiched" between the trim and the bumper.


Here is the broken impact strip taken out, its part number is 170-885-03-21-9999(the last 4 denotes color) (Magma red would be 3586) It costs about 80$ USD



Here is the front bumper with the impact strip removed



This is the broken side market light. Would love to find some euro impact inserts that dont have the side market light.



This is the rear driver impact strip. Its part number is 170-885-05-21-9999. It also costs about 80$



First of all, should I attempt to paint these? They are plastic and relatively small, so I considered doing it myself, but I dont have the equipment, would the spray paint cans with Magma red work if I clear coated them afterwards?
What should I pay to get two little pieces of plastic painted?

Second, does anyone have these or know where to find them painted. Would save me a step.
 

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A guy backed into my '01 SLK and caused a scrape and some peeling paint. I went to my local NAPA paint department and had the girl mix up a pint of paint with clear mixed in ready to paint using my air brush.

If I were you, I would check on craigslist in your area for used SLK parts. You should be able to find what you need. If you don't have paint equipment, NAPA should be able to match your paint and put it in a spray can. You could do base coat/clear coat. Good luck.

Here is my before and after photos.
 

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Mobile touch up guys can fix that relatively cheaply also on Craigslist. Some of the paint less dent repair guys do easy touch ups like that. Most dealerships have some guy come around to do little stuff like that for trade ins and the like.....

Make sure they are legit and not the guys that yell out the window at a stop light lol.

Quick search turned up these guys http://collisionrepairatlanta.com/ Just see if they can do it for less then ordering the parts from MB as that really is the most simple of fixes.
 

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A guy backed into my '01 SLK and caused a scrape and some peeling paint. I went to my local NAPA paint department and had the girl mix up a pint of paint with clear mixed in ready to paint using my air brush.

If I were you, I would check on craigslist in your area for used SLK parts. You should be able to find what you need. If you don't have paint equipment, NAPA should be able to match your paint and put it in a spray can. Your could do base coat/clear coat. Good luck.

Here is my before and after photos.

Well Craiglist yielded no results. Gonna have to order the side market light and railing. Will it look bad? I mean it just a 2 foot piece of trim.
 
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