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EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS Bring your beloved back to its former glory - or just polish the chrome some more!

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Old 24th August 2017, 08:31 AM
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Default ML Respray.

I bought a one-owner ML 320 a few months back.
It is a W163 2003 model known as an 'update' before Benz went to the W164 and fitted with factory seven seats!
Although a one-owner with log books and an impeccable service history, it was rather neglected in the body.
No rust whatsoever but a lot of little dings all over the sides and bumpers.
I had planned for it to be just a run around with not much money spent, however, I ended up getting things sorted out (thank you Helmet) and I was happy with the way it drove and handled.

But, the looks annoyed me (especially the dull headlights), so my faithful Jerry was entrusted in tidying it up.
That involved repairing all the dings, taking off the front and rear bumpers, door handles, lights, mirrors, etc. and a full respray!



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Old 24th August 2017, 05:12 PM
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It will look great when Jerry has finished.
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Old 24th August 2017, 08:09 PM
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Top work Michel and Jerry as well the ML will look top notch when finished.

Not even tempted to repaint the ML red Michel?
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Old 24th August 2017, 11:55 PM
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Old 24th August 2017, 11:57 PM
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Some more pics

Bonnet and bumper bars done!



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Old 24th August 2017, 11:58 PM
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Now, the masking begins!




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