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hmmmmm.. :D Whatever makes him happy

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We are proud owners of a blank piece of canvas and as great artists we make each ournown special work of art.
I go with osi and like the black cf vinyl.
Have fun and enjoy
 

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If I was doing this, I would wrap it instead of paint. Long term at some point you might decide it’s not longer for me, which you then could remove the wrap and got back. Also if you sale it, this might not be for everyone. My consider also wrapping side mirrors black to blend better. Secondly I would also paint the wheels black to balance things out a bit. I think it would look better.
 

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Plus one for wrap.

As for the job a lot depends if removing parts, seals etc and ensuring put back undamaged.
Even a pinch or nick in a seal can cause leaks.
Seals not cheap. Eg above door for a 161 is circa £100.

might want to check out threads on C pillars (the vertical glass panels either side of rear window) & 172 leaking roof to see what painter is in for.
 

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Hi YYDeckard,

FYI, I have done PPF to the whole body of my SLK but after 3wks or so it can be seen some corners especially rounded areas at the bumper peeling off. Luckily I was given a 4yrs warranty so will be sending back to the shop for replacement. So if your are gonna wrap the roof, please make sure you at least get a warranty in case encounter the same case as me.

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Where i work we have a Nissan Navarra pickup which has a grey wrap over the original black paint.
It regularly goes via the narrow country lanes around where i work which involves a lot of ‘hedge skimming’ yet the wrap looks fine with no tears or peel plus the driver has five kids who regularly clamber in, out and over it.
Done well a wrap should last if maintained. I do wonder though how easy it is to get off especially after a couple of years or so.
 

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Well he is ploughing on with our "expert" painter guy so I will show the photos when its done - tbh he couldnt give a monkeys about making it harder to sell when he sells it as its never bothered him before by modding cars......he had his silver 911 sprayed Lambo green years ago :)
 

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THat picture does remind me of a Chrysler Crossfire.

Another for the wrap.

Get it done by an experienced company. Preferably one that uses the ‘knifeless' techniques. Many stories about knife cuts in paint work after removing a vinyl wrap.

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Mine is SSB
Black cf stripe on hood , accent in same above the three fins , windshield also
 

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Is yours a solid top r like mine a lexan? I had a solid top that had the famous delamination failure and MB replaced it under warranty with a lightly tinted lexan top. I only say this because that would change the painting and paint considerably. I have since had the inside tinted although I was warned it was a bad idea because of the plastic outgassing would cause a failure of the film, that was 5 years ago..,I'm still a happy camper...
 

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I had the roof of my old 171 resprayed after a slate fell off the house and landed on the car. They did a fantastic job removing the dent and respraying it, but it had to go back to Mercedes to get new rubber seals as there was a half inch gap that let air in. Once the seal was replaced it was fine. Just something to be aware of.
 

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Palladium is such a nice mid silver grey (the car pictures you showed are lighter than Palladium (they might be Iridium)). Each to their own but I would rather spend the money on having the paint corrected & ceramic coated.
 
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