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Hi everyone,

New member here from the country of New Zealand. I just bought a 2004 slk350 in obsidian metallic black in red leather interior 2 weeks ago. :smile: the whole car was platidipped including the rims in matte black. But i find it rough and its like its hiding her beauty. So i decided to take it all off and i ddnt regret the results. :grin: its my first mercedes benz, btw and im very happy with it. I changed the park light with canbus LED coz i really hate that yellow park light. And i purchased a 19" 8.5 front 9.5 back deep dish rims which i will be getting next week. Im pretty excited to get her new shoes and fit it to her. :smile:

Im excited to know you guys and your experinces good and bad about it. Im very intrested to learn stuffs like troubleshooting, mods, DIY and the things that needed to be maintained. :smile: thanks!
 

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Congratulations on your car and welcome to the forum from South West England. Good move taking off the matt black :smile:
 

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And another welcome from London. I guess the plastidip actually protected the original paintwork; must have been fun peeling it off? I look forward to seeing photo's with your new rims on.
It was fun doing the rims coz it was really thick. But most of the plastidip on the body were thin so it was a pain removing it. But yeah, it did protect the original paint and i am very happy with the results. I was scared taking it off though. Thinking it might hiding something not nice like a damage or a different color panel. Hahaha! Yup, Will post some pics once its done. :smile:
 
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