I need a handful of those plastic panel pins for this $500E300diz. I did some 
hot glue on one of the thingies, have more to do. 

--R
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> On Feb 2, 2018, at 10:15 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> Drove the wagon with its new Bilsteins over to Clearwater and back so I could 
> pick up my new SKS and drop off some remaining W140 parts I had with an MB 
> buddy who lived over that way.
> 
> Definitely an improvement.  While road surface discrepancies were more 
> noticeable, the “judder” that I often got in the front end when going over a 
> pothole or really large bump is gone.  I was sure this was due to poor or no 
> damping from the original shocks that were allowing the suspension to rebound 
> when it shouldn’t be.
> 
> Wife was at a work gathering this evening, so I took the opportunity to put a 
> new door check on the driver’s door.  The inner door panel was a little 
> “floppy” I had noticed when I got the car, so when I picked up the door check 
> at the dealer I made sure to replenish my supply of the little white plastic 
> pins that hold the door panels in place.
> 
> Surprise!  All of the original pins were there. But - the plastic panels they 
> clip into on the door panel were all broken loose from the inside of the 
> panel.  There are about eight of these plastic panels around the sides and 
> bottom of the door panel, all glued in place to the inside of the door panel 
> when new.  None of them were glued in place any longer - they were all broken 
> loose of their glue bonds and just hanging on the door by the plastic pins.
> 
> No wonder the door panel was floppy…
> 
> So the door panel comes inside and I used up nearly half of the JB Weld I had 
> on hand to glue all of them back into place.  Luckily, the old glue, the 
> yellowish stuff that looks like hot glue, was still there and acted as a 
> template for positioning the panels as I put them back into place.  Spring 
> clamps will assure a tight bond as they dry.
> 
> Hopefully they’ll hold and I’ll be able to put the panel back on tomorrow 
> morning.
> 
> -D
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