Premium Member 2012 SLK55 AMG
Gave my rubbers a good clean and conditioning this morning, they were in quite a state but looking good again now. Lubed all the roof mech at the same time.
Hi, I'm not sure if I missed your comment...the rims on our 2003 SLK 230 Kompressor are straight from the factory it's called a Machine/Silver finish and I'm not sure what years it was an option on the R170...2001/2004?? 2005 is the R171 our car has less than 60,000 miles on it..always garaged an I don't let my husband drive it EVER....Observation!
Did all the SLK350's from 05-06 come with the same alloy wheels? Mines has same as Andy (scotland), frogfoot and ragpicker, has to be said theirs look better than mine, poor car has been bounced from kerb to kerb in its previous life
Do like the shiney zorst trims. Mine are past it... I'm beginning to have an issue with previous owners neglect.
Have you tried using a clay bar? Super simple and little to no chance of damage (vs using a polisher ). Finish will be as smooth as a ....... mirror 😉Whilst I was doing this I realised how rough the surface of each car is. I think it's time to find someone who knows how to use a DA Polisher and see if I can get a tutorial on how to cut and polish. Anyone fancy that task?
Thanks Len. Yeah I could do some clay-barring. I did some on the Peugeot before I sold it to my mate just before I got beige. But my God that seemed like quite a lot of physical work. Given that I want to do the whole body (on two cars and then polish and seal them), it seems like it's time to learn a new skill.Have you tried using a clay bar? Super simple and little to no chance of damage (vs using a polisher ). Finish will be as smooth as a ....... mirror 😉
Lots of how-to's out there. This is but one
Yeah I bought a complete set brand new rims just for the day he does drive it and comes home with the rims looking like 36 Grit Sandpaper...car is to small for him.....I fit in it just fine...Oh so you are one of those ...
Yeah well thats ok my other half has never driven my car either ... she bangs her car rims like drums good grief
I get you Dave. It's just that I'm not much of a piece at a time sort of person. I prefer to have a run at it. I have a clay mitt and some lube that Ive used on the windscreen, I guess I might try that. I'd just really like to learn how to use the polisher 🤷♂️Treat it like eating an elephant. One chunk at a time, not all at once.
Just do one panel at a time -clay, polish, wax.
The difference is remarkable and makes future cleaning so much easier.
Find a clay bar that only needs lubricating with plain water and use one of those hand spray bottles to apply a fine mist as you go.
Just one bit of advice:I get you Dave. It's just that I'm not much of a piece at a time sort of person. I prefer to have a run at it. I have a clay mitt and some lube that Ive used on the windscreen, I guess I might try that. I'd just really like to learn how to use the polisher 🤷♂️