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1994 Mercedes E500 Restoration Project Phase III

The front right fender and wheel housing are almost complete

The front right fender and wheel housing are almost complete

They say the devil is in the details. Dean and his team have been hard at work painstakingly cleaning the chassis of my E500.  Old fashioned elbow grease and a combination of wire brushes, steam cleaning, media blasting, and solvents are transforming the undercarriage. When the chassis is fully cleaned up they will move to correct and protect it by using rust encapsulators, primers and specialized paint. Here is a series of photographs showing the beginning of the process. 

Before: Catalytic converters

Before: Catalytic converters

Elbow grease really worked well here!

Elbow grease really worked well here!

Cleaned up

After: They cleaned up very nicely

Catalytic converters from a different angle

Catalytic converters from a different angle

This is hard work!

This is hard work!

Cleaning up the chassis

Cleaning up the chassis with proper solvents and equipment

You can see the chassis coming back to life after several hours of work

Do you believe in miracles? You can see the chassis coming back to life after several hours of work

Attention to detail

Attention to detail

The undercarriage really cleaned up well!

The undercarriage really cleaned up well!

The tire tub was primed and painted with factory Mercedes paint.

The tire tub was primed and painted with factory Mercedes paint.

Looks like new....

Looks like new….

 

 

 

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