It can be restored but it takes a special power tool and hard work
What's wrong with my Mercedes?
Body and Exterior Trim Problems
Nothing like a good smooth working power or manually operated non tilting sunroof (up to 1985)!
Be careful or you could end up losing big time
If is seems too good to be true - then in this case it is true!
They are ugly when deteriorated - beautiful when replaced properly!
Regular cleaning and lubrication is the key to long life
It could be coming from a number of places for a number of reasons
Nothing is better than a good thick fender cover
Kent has some very sweet hard-to-find spares left over from his 300SD restoration
It may require a simple adjustment that you can do yourself
The right tool can do the job without damage
There is a way to do it without damaging anything on many older models
It is a little tricky and very easy to damage it.
It could be that you installed in upside down
This is not expensive if you find used parts and do the work yourself!
Just take a break!
Easy to round out the hex head bolts - then what do you do ?? !!!
My sunroof motor does not run or it runs but the cable does not move
This one has just the right combination of benefits
Location of the three digit numerical code and translation here
Both are repairable by the DIY mechanic with the right knowledge and supplies.
There is one amazing product Kent recently found that polishes it all!
Easy to test - then easy to replace once you get the door panel off.
Stop it BEFORE bubbles in the paint and holes start to appear!
The best way to save money is to buy the right car in the first place
You can do this in your own driveway with minimal tools and experience
Most in this list are avoided due to cost - Fix them yourself with our kits and save hundreds $$$.
Anyone want to guess what the secret is???
Start with something you can do yourself that is not super difficult and gives dramatic results.
Be sure to look UNDER the trunk seal - you might be surprised!
Kent recently discovered one product that shines above all the rest
Put the body filler on in two phases and manage the time when you grate and sand it
Most common when car has sat outside for long periods without use
Failure is almost always caused by corrosion due to high moisture environment and lack of lubrication
You don't have to use expensive spray equipment or 2 part expensive primer
This can sometimes be a real challenge if you do not know where to look
Kent shares three of his favorites
If caught early enough they can be easily fix permanently with Miracle Paint
Tough job and you will need heat! Also applies to 107, 114, 115, and 116 chassis
Kent believes there is no one correct answer. Just too many options...lol
In most cases it is a two step process - especially if your paint is faded.
Fix it before it leads to major failure! Exhaust muffler found dead on road...
Until you have driven one it is hard to explain
W124 Chassis procedure shown here but applies to many models
On 1973 to 1985 models this has to be done with care to prevent damage
Depending on where the damage is you can do amazing things with jacks and hammers.
With the right tools and parts you can fix this nagging problem yourself
Knowing what to look for will help you decide if replacement is needed
When using contact cement you have one shot to get it right! Kent's video will show you how to prevent mistakes.