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MERCEDES W126 The W126 S Class saloon and coupe from 1979-1992 (260SE, 280S, 280SE, 280SEL, 300SD, 300SDL, 300SE, 300SEL, 350SD, 350SDL, 380SE, 380SEL, 380SEC, 420SE, 420SEL, 420SEC, 500SE, 500SEL, 500SEC, 560SE, 560SEL, 560SEC)

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Old 27th October 2019, 07:21 AM
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Highly polished & I think they look better than chrome or painted!! Sweet!







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Old 27th October 2019, 07:39 AM
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Default Re: Polished W126 Wheels

They do look great chromed or highly polished.
(I have a set that requires refurbishment)
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Old 27th October 2019, 04:25 PM
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Question Re: Polished W126 Wheels

Me to...... Dull un-painted Alloys from 2010 C Class. I intended painting them this week.... maybe polishing is an alternative ????
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Old 27th October 2019, 04:42 PM
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Now they are cool!!!!!!
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Old 27th October 2019, 06:51 PM
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They are magic. Imagine how you would feel the first time you get gutter rash....oh no.
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Old 27th October 2019, 06:57 PM
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It would be like
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

Then followed by an hour of crying and foot stamping.
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Old 27th October 2019, 08:13 PM
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I don't like these chromed, but they look good polished. Does this effect last long term or do they need regular polishing?
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Old 28th October 2019, 09:37 AM
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Default Re: Polished W126 Wheels

They look OK to me but
it would be essential that they are PROPERLY prepared and finished with a good quality protective clear lacquer, to keep them that way.

Among my favorites were the matched to the body colour, painted steel wheel covers, that were original equipment on new W116's.
Very elegant, and they just screamed 'Mercedes' !
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Old 28th October 2019, 06:29 PM
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I don't like these chromed, but they look good polished. Does this effect last long term or do they need regular polishing?
I'd imagine that they would require regular care and polishing to keep them looking like that. Two pack clear would be the way to go to keep them in this shiny condition without constantly breaking your back. Regards Styria
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Old 28th October 2019, 06:33 PM
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Highly polished & I think they look better than chrome or painted!! Sweet!







Mark, are these rims yours or are they an internet job ? If yours, full compliments extended. Mind you, it looks as though they have had a professional finish applied. Regards Styria
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Old 31st October 2019, 01:12 PM
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No not mine & they may have been machine skimmed (diamond cut) instead of polished. Not sure at this point.
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Old 31st October 2019, 01:52 PM
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Definitely appear to be machine cut in pictures
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