W215 CL55 AMG project series - It has begun

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The W215 CL55 AMG work has finally started.

From something that looks like its been in the bottom of a swamp, to something that will resemble the car it used to!

Follow me on the journey of despair -
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For reference, this is what it used to look like:

 
Good luck with the project, you've certainly got your hands full with that. But it's great to see the car being brought back to life.

I owned a 2003 CL55 Kompressor for a year, really enjoyed it so I will be following your journey. Please keep the thread updated.
 
Thanks Chris.

As more bits come off, more things get added tk the list for bits to buy.... Hmm
 
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Further along in the removal of parts proccess. We probably have 20 hours into it at this point in time and we still have not tackled any of the on body rust.
 
I really don't miss working on cars in London. Anything with tannic acid should convert the pitted rust to something that can be primed. I'll subscribe for updates. I have 2 S600 completely rust free parts cars (including all the steel lines) but alas in Texas.
 
Question @alexanderfoti ; would you offer something similar to this as a service?

My cl shows very early and light signs of surface rust over the rear subframe. Dropping it while the car is on axle stands and trolley jacks is not something I fancy!
 
Yes, I would, but the number of hours of labour is quite significant so it may end up being quite expensive.

Another thing to consider. I am removing the ABC lines knowing they will be replaced. A lot of them would be difficult to remove and re-install due to being siezed, corroded etc.

We do offer an underbody clean and rust treatment with Dynax UB as a service already, but it doesn't include sanding, treating and painting the rust,brake lines, ABC lines etc.

That said, if the rust is not that bad, Dynax will halt the corrosion as its stands.
 
A small update today, a bit of whats lurking beneat, and what has been done. Rather busy in the workshop, and parts still arriving so nothing major unfortunately.

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It's nice to see it dragged from its resting place. It's been along time coming.
 

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