It was always the plan to take off the lower cladding on my white W124. We would be looking for damage to the door surfaces where the cladding rubs and for jacking point condition. Today it was started and the news is half and half. The overall impression was of dirt behind there making the car look scruffy; one very minor scab on the driver's door panel (this was already peeping over the top of the cladding but there was nothing significant below); and three out of four jacking points on the sills looking ropey. I will add more photos slowly but surely.