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    Re: OWNER - JC220

    Citric acid is great with adhesives, but be careful and test it first on a hidden surface of the same material. I used citric acid to remove nicotine stains from sun visors, and the plastic on those did not react bad with citric acid, and the visors are probably clad with the same pleather as the dash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doolar View Post
    Citric acid is great with adhesives, but be careful and test it first on a hidden surface of the same material. I used citric acid to remove nicotine stains from sun visors, and the plastic on those did not react bad with citric acid, and the visors are probably clad with the same pleather as the dash.
    Thanks for the tip Thomas! I’ll try that too. I’ll test for colourfastness on spare trim first with whatever I use. It would be a shame to ruin a perfectly good dash in the process.

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    Re: OWNER - JC220

    try some 3m adhesive remover on a cotton cloth. I use it on painted surfaces with no issues.
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    Re: OWNER - JC220

    Vinegar works well and is safe for nearly everything including leather. Nice job on the wheel. I don't like shiny leather/plastic either so that limits many products.

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    Gents - thankyou for the suggestions. I will be sure to try those methods and report what worked best. Drew- if you can get Dodo Juice leather products over there give them a go! They are the best I’ve used and leave no shiny residue.
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    I want some!

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    Re: OWNER - JC220

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    Has anyone bought Lemforder or MB engine mounts lately? Where were they made and are they Boge inside? I need PN 124 240 19 17 (Lemforder Ref: 38712 01)
    More bad news... the Lemforder engine mount for M119 (MB # 124-240-26-17 or Lemforder 1085001) appears to be OOS everywhere in USA, and possibly NLA? These had been ~$100 or less in years past.

    The mounts appear to still be available from MB but at insane pricing, $298 USD list, ~$225 discount.

    The mounts are cheaper in Europe, €160 list (excl. VAT):
    http://partssearch.mercedes-benz-cla...7?tt=automatic

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    Haven’t been able to work at the CE since – but I did go on Saturday for a driver’s door latch. Admittedly I hooked on my trailer ‘just in case’ and filled it with CE Spares (I think I have a serious 124 Parts hoarding problem)

    Complete Door, Front Bumper, Rear Bumper, All lower body cladding panels, All stainless trims, headlamp wiper motors -panels and arms both sides, another second pair of spare door mirrors, Centre Console, Centre roll top storage box, all Walnut trim in console top and bottom, one Door walnut trim, both rear speaker covers, all relays in the fuse box, full set of C124 cream trunk linings and mat - I prefer this evening over the grey ones my CE has, ‘trunk’ plastic trim panel, the instrument cluster, a full set of the original 15 inch C124 8 hole alloy wheels (The original wheels my CE came with from factory – I am keeping the genuine AMG 17’s on it and keeping the OE wheels in storage with the car) and some other bits I’ve no doubt forgotten about. Going back with the trailer again in a couple weeks to fill it once more

    I also ordered an Outside temperature LCD repair kit and some reproduction stickers (for the 500E too) I will post details on the LCD repair when that turns up. I won’t get working on the CE now for nearly 2x weeks due to heading abroad so more updates will continue in December
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    A small package arrived from the Netherlands today – earlier than expected. So I couldn’t help but squeeze in a little extra tinkering before I go on a short break. The exterior Temp display LCD in my CE was broken. Half Black and not working at all. A guy called Marcel makes replacement LCD screens for very reasonable prices so I thought I’d give it a shot- the pics are self explanatory. (He has both F & C display LCD screens available)


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    Quite a simple 10 minute DIY and no soldering needed. I have no clue how these screens work since it looks like clear glass where the little rubber blocks mount onto the ‘bushbar’. However- it was a successful repair! Marcel also makes the reproduction Mercedes stickers – and he supplies the MB classic centre. I bought some stickers also off him-

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    His email is info@marceldeijkers.nl for these stickers and screen repair kits. Note: I have NO affiliation with Marcel at all – just passing on a great contact for 500E board members who might want similar items.




    I got the glue off the Dash also – a total pain. Nothing would work but scraping it off – the dash survived the ordeal unharmed. One of my fingernails now has a very strange flat ground on it though The interior is looking a little better with the refurbished Sportline wheel in there too and the other little jobs done. There is ALOT more interior restoration planned for the CE...... can you tell that I’m still putting off the welding! Full DIY leather restoration, fitting a replacement centre console, new pedals and wood replacement / polishing are among the next interior jobs.

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    well..its abit more than a 10 min job mate

    But a veeery cool job to do,many overlook this,and leave the displays "broken".
    Marcel delivers quality products i have to say.Got LCD displays for the lap counter AND temp display for my 190e,and various stickers..and they are indeed good parts.Have a look at post #572 on my thread if you want to.

    The only thing about the LCD displays,,is that it is NOT 100 percent correct font for the celcius symbol.the C is a tiny bit slimmer...but still it is good enough and lightyears better than a broken original one

    The stickers also is spot on ,appart from the red trunk warning sticker...which is a kina aluminium one originally..but the repro is not..but the other stickers are super nice.So marcel is a recomended "dude" for my part.
    Nice job anyways you did there
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowman View Post
    well..its abit more than a 10 min job mate

    But a veeery cool job to do,many overlook this,and leave the displays "broken".
    Marcel delivers quality products i have to say.Got LCD displays for the lap counter AND temp display for my 190e,and various stickers..and they are indeed good parts.Have a look at post #572 on my thread if you want to.

    The only thing about the LCD displays,,is that it is NOT 100 percent correct font for the celcius symbol.the C is a tiny bit slimmer...but still it is good enough and lightyears better than a broken original one

    The stickers also is spot on ,appart from the red trunk warning sticker...which is a kina aluminium one originally..but the repro is not..but the other stickers are super nice.So marcel is a recomended "dude" for my part.
    Nice job anyways you did there
    Hi Lowman- yes I should have clarified that I already had the cluster removed. Replacing the little screen screen when you have the temp display unit removed is what took me about 10 min! Having the genuine MB cluster hooks is recommended for this job too. Makes pulling the cluster a doodle.

    I didn’t notice the C symbol difference but I agree- it’s great to have a new one and salvage the original display unit. Otherwise if new displays aren’t already NLA I bet they are £££. I’m going to buy a few more new displays from Marcel for my spares hoard.

    For the red trunk sticker- it is still available new from MB. And very cheap. I have one for my 500E I’ll post pics later to see if it’s different from the one you have from Marcel. He said he now supple Mercedes with some of his stickers. And I agree he is a nice dude to deal with!

    And thanks for the kind comment!
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    No problem mate ��I have a brand new original sticker on my 500e..but i bought Marcel's sticker for the 190 ,and that's why I mentioned there was a difference.the reason I bought it of of him ,is because I bought a complete sticker kit of of him .cheers ��
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