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.
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> On Feb 2, 2018, at 10:15 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <email@example.com>
> 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
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