After two years of storage I tossed a battery in the old 1987 300E and
she fired right up. No leaks, everything running good and it's time to
continue the process of working out all the kinks.
I am going to handle the brute force wrenching and cosmetics and leave
it to the experts to do the finesse work.
So here I go with question number 1. The black vinyl bumpers and side
trim are very faded (in sharp contrast to the fairly bright paint job).
I would like to re-blacken them via paint or whatever method is
1: What do y'all recommend for bringing those bumpers back to a better
condition. I think they are beyond Armor-All and really need to be
dealt with more thoroughly. Is a good quality vinyl paint adequate?
2: Should I go through the process of removing them or just mask the
vehicle and treat them on the car. My preference would be removal so I
can do a more thorough job, but I'm not sure the level of pain involved
in removing them.
3: Is there a good trick for removing the side door trim or is is
inevitable that I will snap the little brackets in the process.
Thanks, and I look forward to participating in the newsgroup once again.