AMG Style Side Skirt Inserts!

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  1. John N

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    I have discovered a problem with both sides AMG Style Side Skirt Inserts in the area of the Front Jacking Pad Points, there appears to be either Flaking Paint, a Hairline Crack or a Crack in the Paint running for approx six inches! :wallbash:

    The cause MAY be down to incorrect or careless use of a Trolley Jack used to remove both Front Wheels as part of my recent Detailing, but this has still to be substantiated! :eek: :mad: :dk:


    Does anyone know if the Insert can be removed? and if so how can it be done?
     
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    What are side skirt inserts?
     
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    Below the Doors, the Sills/Side Skirts have an Insert running 98% the length of the Sill, pointed at both ends!
     
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    Like the Black ones in the Pic of an A Class!
     
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    I'm sure I've read that they do remove, but would it be cheaper and easier to wrap them.
    That's what I'm planning do with mine just waiting for the wrap to be delivered.
    Just did the belt line going do the inserts and mirrors next
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    Probably these, just a bit clearer being black on white
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    Ben,

    My reason for asking if they are easily removable is the fact that if I can come to some agreement with the Detailer that I wasn't responsible for the damage to the Inserts, there are a couple of ways to restore the finish:

    Remove and Wrap or Remove and Re-paint, both can be done without me losing the use of the car, (though it may look Fuggly without the Inserts) :)
     
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    :thumb: you found a much better pic than me, in my defence I'm at work and supposed to be err, ehm working!:devil:

    Any idea as to how to remove them? :confused:
     
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    No John, I wouldn't have a clue
     
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    Hi,
    Many of these type of inserts are held on with strong double sided automotive tape.
    You could always try heating one side with a hairdryer and then gently trying to pry it off at one end to reaveal a gap.
    You would soon see if it is then held on with tape.
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    I had a chance to have a closer look at the Sills last night along with the Boss of the Company that did my Detailing, as far as I can see the Inserts are not removable on the C Class, though I'm almost certain they were on my A Class as some Owners have had them Wrapped!

    Any A Class Owners care to comment? :thumb:

    I'm not sure if the Paint is Cracked or the Sill is Cracked :dk:

    The Detail Man has had dealings with the Manager of the Servicing Department of my MB Dealership and is contacting them on my behalf.

    I'm just hoping it's not another "Red Paint Saga" seen on this Forum already" :eek:

    In the meantime I would suggest that other Owners either with AMG Styling Skirts or not, check the Sill Area from the Front Jack Point to about a Foot to the Rear!

    Hopefully all will be well:D

    Pictures to follow as soon as I figure out how to Upload them! :confused:
     
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    A Picture at last!

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    The paintwork appears to be Cracked or the Sill is Cracked!:wallbash:
     

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