Vinyled roof

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by pupsi, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. pupsi

    pupsi Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Am thinking of getting the roof done in black.

    Heres some pictures i found trolling the net:

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    I know most people are going to say no, but id still like to hear opinions and views.

    I think it is a nice contrast.
     
  2. Will

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    Hi Pupsi,

    With respect, I think you've got a very nice car there - and something fairly rare too (W124 E500).

    But by doing things like a vinyl roof, you're running the risk of 'modding for modding's sake'. Don't really see the benefit myself, and you risk spoiling what should be an understated, collectable, specialist MB.

    I'd leave as is personally and just make the car you have as mint as possible whilst retaining factory standard looks :)

    Will
     
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    Paint it black rather than vinyl it if you must
     
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    Think I agree with Will. Keep as standard as possible as it will be a good collectors one day.

    Maybe post a pic of thr car and perhaps some kind soul could photoshop it for you so you can see what it looks like.
     
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    pupsi

    pupsi Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Keeping it 'factory' just doesn't appeal to me.
    It would be like any other 500E on the road then.

    Vinyled was the suggestion because if i do ever sell it, i can always rip i back off.
     
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    kwakdonut Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The vinyl will be stuck on - don't think its that simple!

    Leave it alone - step away from the roof......
     
  7. Howard

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    Gotta say , i think that vinyl wrapped roofs suit more 'jelly mould' cars than the w124 series ...

    Not sure what it will look like with the angular lines of the w124 ..

    Personally i'd leave it alone , people will admire it more with the nice wheels , and keeping it pristine , rather than questionable add ons ... nothing on earth is like a 500E

    Sorry ....
     
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    I had vinyls on the side... when I decided I didn't like them anymore, I ripped them off...

    Unfortunately - part of my topcoat peeled with the vinyls.... and even though they "didn't have glue" they left horrendous lines on the edges. Additionally, the paint aged at a different rate to the rest of the car - so now it still looks odd...

    That said, I think that on a sufficientl curvy car, the black-roof can look right.. the W124 doesn't fit into that category imo.
    M.
     
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    That last one is cool !! :rolleyes:
     
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