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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 7th April 2020, 07:42 PM
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Hello Bryce interested to know what you think of the Zymol products?

Still using the AutoGlym car products on the C220 and the Toyota I have just about tried every car product there is besides Zymol, Swissvax or Menzerna certainly the more expensive car care products.

The paintwork on the 560SEL does look very impressive!

The C220 does have swirl marks on the bonnet and the roof I have clay bared the car, waxed and polished the car.

Since purchasing the car almost 18 months ago the car does look much cleaner well I hope so?

Just a little update about the car if I may say so?

Going to order a new set of hubcaps and I have just had the aerial gear assembly parts replaced now the aerial mast retracts electronically as it was designed to do.

The car just last month clicked over to 110,000kms.

Anyhow sorry to go off topic Bryce back to your topic in regards to your car.
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Hello Bryce interested to know what you think of the Zymol products?

Still using the AutoGlym car products on the C220 and the Toyota I have just about tried every car product there is besides Zymol, Swissvax or Menzerna certainly the more expensive car care products.
I've been using the Zymol leather products for years. They are not expensive, each bottle around USD$10. I should probably do it more.

I've never used any of their other products outside their leather cleaner and conditioner.

A friend of mine recommenced the auto-glym compound for the buffer. I used it on the DS when it had its crappy paint job. It seemed to do ok given how bad that paint job is - it is a two stage product, you first use the heavier compound and then the lighter one.

I am not knowledgeable about detailing etc. I normally stick to a quick wash/leather condition. Once tried to use wax but the car just looked dull.
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Old 7th April 2020, 07:52 PM
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No worries Bryce good advice thanks for that.

I will have to take some more pics of the C220 once the new hubcaps have been fitted which are being supplied from Tom at the MB Classic Centre.

Is the Zymol available to buy here in Australia Bryce I hope that does not sound like a silly question?
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No worries Bryce good advice thanks for that.

I will have to take some more pics of the C220 once the new hubcaps have been fitted which are being supplied from Tom at the MB Classic Centre.

Is the Zymol available to buy here in Australia Bryce I hope that does not sound like a silly question?

Not a silly question.
probably it is, but since I travel to the usa regularly and order a lot of stuff from there, I just buy it from the USA.

They also have a vinyl product that I would presume works for MB-TEX. I have never tried it although i bought a bottle to try on the 300SE.
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I went down an applied another Zymol treatment over the weekend. The original leather is really responding well and is starting to soften up.

I've not been able to do as much with the car as I would like as it is not at my house (Garage has no roof), and travel to the site I keep the car is curtailed. Most of my work on the cars is late at night and I have no legitimate reason to drive around late at night.

I've just ordered some parts to allow for the chain guides to be replaced (previous mechanic changed chain without guides for some unknown reason). Also some motor mounts, a new thermostat and some misc stuff.
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Pics please Bryce.
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Pics please Bryce.
Don't have much else of the car, but here is the garage





The car is currently stored away from my house with the other cars.



Due to COVID, I don't get to go down there very often.
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Will be great when itís finished Bryce
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Garage should be good. It was a stupid design that was actually quite large, but due to strange shaped internal walls could only fit 1.8 cars in a space that should have been ok for three. I designed it so three cars will fit in properly and you don't need to do a forty point turn getting in and out.




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Today I had a quick look at the reclining rear seat. It comes out with two 10mm bolts.

there was nothing jammed in the mechanism, the fuses were intact and the motor was plugged in.

I could not year the motor try to move at all when I pressed the button on either side. Next step is to review the wiring diagram and if that does not help disconnect the motor from the mechanism to see if it will run (perhaps something is jammed).




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