On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 1:14 AM, redghost--- via Mercedes <> wrote:

> I have been making Polei pretty for her debut at the Show and Shine this
> weekend. Instead of Griots products I used Maguires for compounding and
> wax. It looks ok.
> I had done the door cards in green to make it more Germanic. There was a
> white seat I scored from PnP months ago that just sat in the parts room
> awaiting my idiocy. The front seats that came with Polei had massive tears
> at the crease in the lower leather fronts. They work just fine, but .... I
> am too poor to re-skin. Replacement only has damage to side bolster, same
> as original. I would need to paint both, so I decided to just paint the
> replacement and see how I liked it.
> I pulled the rear bench after I had a few good coats on the driver seat. I
> have some dish soap diluted and the grey 3M pad to make them really clean.
> With the nice warm weather, I got good coats and allowed them to bake a few
> days. That seems to have taken care of the tacky nature. Maybe the smoke in
> the air and dust helped.
> This morning I pulled the driver seat out and did the swap. The seat looks
> really good. Only issue is that the headrest does not work. There are also
> a pair of two prong hook ups that do not have anything to hook too. These
> must do a great deal of magic. The back seats look pretty good as well.
> With the rear seat out I pulled a fresh antenna cable to the center
> console. There is a lovely Becker in the dash, but with the damage to the
> rear fender, I have not put a Hirschmann out back. I needed to remove the
> thresholds to access under the carpet. They were pretty filthy, so I
> cleaned them up and gave them a coat of green as well. They will live
> outside for a few days until the show.
> I did get the siren working.
> The hole in the receiver/drier got bits ordered, which showed up over the
> past week. I just got the unit today. The pressure sensor and temp sensors
> came earlier. I have no idea why all three boxes had to be HUGE and mostly
> packed with air and this giant stuffing snake. I got two boxes the size of
> a pair of match boxes in these 18x18x12 cardboard monsters. Same as the
> drier. At least I will have something to put the 525 viscosity oil in. One
> day.
> clay
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