Re: [MBZ] Front window scraper remove and install - W123 300TD

2015-07-15 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
So the new driver's side window scraper looks great and fits tight against
the glass but doesn't clear the rain drops.  The PS scraper sort of
works...  WTF!!

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 5:52 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes 
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  Not that there's anything wrong with that...

 OK, who are you and what have you done with Andrew?

 (I guess the identity thieves got him:
 http://www.cnbc.com/id/102806692 )

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Re: [MBZ] Front window scraper remove and install - W123 300TD

2015-07-09 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I don't recall doing window scrapers on a W124, but on the W123 and W126 the 
outer scraper is clipped to the outer window sill moulding.  The scraper itself 
can be pulled up and out of the clip on both the inside and outside. The clips 
are very, very strong, and you might find yourself pulling the trim up with it, 
as the clip is clipped to the trim as well.

I liked pulling the trim off, as it allowed me to clean underneath, which is 
usually horribly messy.

The inner scraper was similarly clipped on to the inner door panel, which you 
don't have to remove.

Another reason why I liked pulling the trim and inner door panel to do this is 
that on some occasions you would push the clips down and out of reach when 
attempting to install the new scraper.

Where did you end up getting your window scrapers?

Dan

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 On Jul 9, 2015, at 1:43 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 This weekend I am going to tackle the refreshment of the LF and RF rubber
 window scrapers, which have aged to the point of being completely incapable
 of removing fog or water droplets when I lower/raise either front
 window. Due to my twin credos of ready, shoot, aim and why do it right
 the first time?, any job is a challenge and definitely an adventure. This
 jobtherefore has a HIGH degree of difficulty, which means, assuming I am
 successful, I will deserve at least one and perhaps TWO attaboys (one for
 each side).
 
 Can someone advise me on the steps involved?
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Re: [MBZ] Front window scraper remove and install - W123 300TD

2015-07-09 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Does one remove the chrome sill strip simply by prying it in an upward
motion?

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 2:59 PM, Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com
wrote:

 AUtohaus AZ  - German import @$13.50/side

 On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 I don't recall doing window scrapers on a W124, but on the W123 and W126
 the outer scraper is clipped to the outer window sill moulding.  The
 scraper itself can be pulled up and out of the clip on both the inside and
 outside. The clips are very, very strong, and you might find yourself
 pulling the trim up with it, as the clip is clipped to the trim as well.

 I liked pulling the trim off, as it allowed me to clean underneath, which
 is usually horribly messy.

 The inner scraper was similarly clipped on to the inner door panel, which
 you don't have to remove.

 Another reason why I liked pulling the trim and inner door panel to do
 this is that on some occasions you would push the clips down and out of
 reach when attempting to install the new scraper.

 Where did you end up getting your window scrapers?

 Dan

 Sent from my iPad

  On Jul 9, 2015, at 1:43 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
  This weekend I am going to tackle the refreshment of the LF and RF
 rubber
  window scrapers, which have aged to the point of being completely
 incapable
  of removing fog or water droplets when I lower/raise either front
  window. Due to my twin credos of ready, shoot, aim and why do it
 right
  the first time?, any job is a challenge and definitely an adventure.
 This
  jobtherefore has a HIGH degree of difficulty, which means, assuming I am
  successful, I will deserve at least one and perhaps TWO attaboys (one
 for
  each side).
 
  Can someone advise me on the steps involved?
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Re: [MBZ] Front window scraper remove and install - W123 300TD

2015-07-09 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
AUtohaus AZ  - German import @$13.50/side

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 I don't recall doing window scrapers on a W124, but on the W123 and W126
 the outer scraper is clipped to the outer window sill moulding.  The
 scraper itself can be pulled up and out of the clip on both the inside and
 outside. The clips are very, very strong, and you might find yourself
 pulling the trim up with it, as the clip is clipped to the trim as well.

 I liked pulling the trim off, as it allowed me to clean underneath, which
 is usually horribly messy.

 The inner scraper was similarly clipped on to the inner door panel, which
 you don't have to remove.

 Another reason why I liked pulling the trim and inner door panel to do
 this is that on some occasions you would push the clips down and out of
 reach when attempting to install the new scraper.

 Where did you end up getting your window scrapers?

 Dan

 Sent from my iPad

  On Jul 9, 2015, at 1:43 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
  This weekend I am going to tackle the refreshment of the LF and RF rubber
  window scrapers, which have aged to the point of being completely
 incapable
  of removing fog or water droplets when I lower/raise either front
  window. Due to my twin credos of ready, shoot, aim and why do it right
  the first time?, any job is a challenge and definitely an adventure.
 This
  jobtherefore has a HIGH degree of difficulty, which means, assuming I am
  successful, I will deserve at least one and perhaps TWO attaboys (one
 for
  each side).
 
  Can someone advise me on the steps involved?
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Re: [MBZ] Front window scraper remove and install - W123 300TD

2015-07-09 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
What about it?

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 4:17 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 What about when you visit San Francisco?

 --R


 On 7/9/15 4:05 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote:

 Silly question - I live in D.C.  Every R here packs heat and is looking
 for any excuse to terminate a D with extreme prejudice.
 Not that there's anything wrong with that...

 On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 3:31 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 Hey, do you leave your gun in your car when going someplace where
 it isn't needed?

 --R


 On 7/9/15 3:02 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

 Does one remove the chrome sill strip simply by prying it in
 an upward
 motion?



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Re: [MBZ] Front window scraper remove and install - W123 300TD

2015-07-09 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Yes, but do it carefully so that you don't bent it. If you do, it could end up 
with a curl in it that makes it tough to get fully seated again.

I highly recommend the use of plastic body filler spreaders/scrapers to get 
under this sort of thing to pry it up. You won't damage the paint that way, and 
with them inserted underneath the trim, if you need more leverage you can use a 
metal tool on top of the plastic scraper, if that makes sense.

On the chassis' mentioned previously, I always started from the back edge 
(strike side) of the door, as the trim was widest and strongest there. This 
made it less likely to bend or distort while pulling up on the trim piece.

Dan

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 On Jul 9, 2015, at 3:02 PM, Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 Does one remove the chrome sill strip simply by prying it in an upward motion?
 
 On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 2:59 PM, Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com 
 wrote:
 AUtohaus AZ  - German import @$13.50/side
 
 On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 I don't recall doing window scrapers on a W124, but on the W123 and W126 
 the outer scraper is clipped to the outer window sill moulding.  The 
 scraper itself can be pulled up and out of the clip on both the inside and 
 outside. The clips are very, very strong, and you might find yourself 
 pulling the trim up with it, as the clip is clipped to the trim as well.
 
 I liked pulling the trim off, as it allowed me to clean underneath, which 
 is usually horribly messy.
 
 The inner scraper was similarly clipped on to the inner door panel, which 
 you don't have to remove.
 
 Another reason why I liked pulling the trim and inner door panel to do this 
 is that on some occasions you would push the clips down and out of reach 
 when attempting to install the new scraper.
 
 Where did you end up getting your window scrapers?
 
 Dan
 
 Sent from my iPad
 
  On Jul 9, 2015, at 1:43 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes 
  mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
  This weekend I am going to tackle the refreshment of the LF and RF rubber
  window scrapers, which have aged to the point of being completely 
  incapable
  of removing fog or water droplets when I lower/raise either front
  window. Due to my twin credos of ready, shoot, aim and why do it right
  the first time?, any job is a challenge and definitely an adventure. This
  jobtherefore has a HIGH degree of difficulty, which means, assuming I am
  successful, I will deserve at least one and perhaps TWO attaboys (one 
  for
  each side).
 
  Can someone advise me on the steps involved?
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Re: [MBZ] Front window scraper remove and install - W123 300TD

2015-07-09 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

What about when you visit San Francisco?

--R


On 7/9/15 4:05 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote:
Silly question - I live in D.C.  Every R here packs heat and is 
looking for any excuse to terminate a D with extreme prejudice.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 3:31 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:


Hey, do you leave your gun in your car when going someplace where
it isn't needed?

--R


On 7/9/15 3:02 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

Does one remove the chrome sill strip simply by prying it in
an upward
motion?



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Re: [MBZ] Front window scraper remove and install - W123 300TD

2015-07-09 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Hey, do you leave your gun in your car when going someplace where it 
isn't needed?


--R


On 7/9/15 3:02 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

Does one remove the chrome sill strip simply by prying it in an upward
motion?



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Re: [MBZ] Front window scraper remove and install - W123 300TD

2015-07-09 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Silly question - I live in D.C.  Every R here packs heat and is looking
for any excuse to terminate a D with extreme prejudice.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 3:31 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 Hey, do you leave your gun in your car when going someplace where it isn't
 needed?

 --R


 On 7/9/15 3:02 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

 Does one remove the chrome sill strip simply by prying it in an upward
 motion?



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Re: [MBZ] Front window scraper remove and install - W123 300TD

2015-07-09 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes

 Not that there's anything wrong with that...

OK, who are you and what have you done with Andrew?

(I guess the identity thieves got him:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102806692 )

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