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Old 05-15-2014, 12:57 PM   #3391
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Sprinter went in again for warranty service of the EGR valve.
They did a replacement of the valve and a full cleaning of the chamber that comes after the valve.

I have to say that Nathan at MB Westminster has been a pleasure to work with.

They loaned me a GLK for a couple of days during the service (very nice SUV)... the only problem therein is that now my wife wants one

The rust on the back doors of the van is progressing rapidly

I've put in a request with Mercedes Benz for consideration on fixing this issue as a defect. The "rust warranty" expired in March - but obviously the issue has been getting worse and worse for the past 30,000 miles.

I'm still waiting to hear back on their decision.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:59 PM   #3392
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:36 PM   #3393
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It looks like Rustoleum is trying to jump in on this "dip your car" fad...

Has anyone tried this stuff yet? I'm wondering how it compares to plastidip



They made their target audience definitive with the image on the can

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Old 05-20-2014, 02:49 PM   #3394
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Speaking of which, how have your "winter" wheels held up?
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:08 PM   #3395
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They've held up well! I'll clean them up and take some pics after we get moved.
On the dip your car you tube channel there is a video on how to repair the covering if you rip a piece out on a curb or whatnot...

You basically feather the edges with some laquer thinner and just spray over.

I'm seriously considering dipping the entire van.


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Old 05-21-2014, 05:45 PM   #3396
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They've held up well! I'll clean them up and take some pics after we get moved.
On the dip your car you tube channel there is a video on how to repair the covering if you rip a piece out on a curb or whatnot...

You basically feather the edges with some laquer thinner and just spray over.

I'm seriously considering dipping the entire van.


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Old 05-21-2014, 06:51 PM   #3397
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I wonder how much weight that would add?

When are you moving? Don't we have more windows to put in that van?
Better take advantage of the free labor while you can!
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:14 PM   #3398
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Gig: we close next Thursday.

I think I'm going to pay a glass company to put the back windows in but you and I definitely need to get together and smash that driver's side front window

...of course if I wait and do it in the new workshop I don't have to worry about the rain

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Old 05-21-2014, 07:16 PM   #3399
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Gig: we close next Thursday.

I think I'm going to pay a glass company to put the back windows in but you and I definitely need to get together and smash that driver's side front window

...of course if I wait and do it in the new workshop I don't have to worry about the rain

You had months of no rain... I have never seen a Canadian who was afraid of snow...

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Old 05-21-2014, 07:25 PM   #3400
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Yeah but murphy's law dictated every time we cut a big hole or removed a window the afternoon rainshowers came in.

One of the cool things about the indoor space for the sprinter is that I do have the option to spray the van if I want to now..
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:33 PM   #3401
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I saw an older shorty low top sprinter dipped in tan recently. Kind of looked cool. it had black rims like yours.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:38 PM   #3402
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Yeah but murphy's law dictated every time we cut a big hole or removed a window the afternoon rainshowers came in.

One of the cool things about the indoor space for the sprinter is that I do have the option to spray the van if I want to now..
Make sure you're well ventilated when spraying plastidip. DAMHIK.
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:53 AM   #3403
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How stoned did you get?

I worked in an aircraft paint shop as a teenager so in theory I have the basics down assuming the MEK didn't destroy all of my memory cells


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Old 05-22-2014, 06:50 AM   #3404
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How stoned did you get?

I worked in an aircraft paint shop as a teenager so in theory I have the basics down assuming the MEK didn't destroy all of my memory cells


It made my lungs hurt and I couldn't take a deep breath for a few days. I had a good exhaust fan but wasn't wearing a mask, only used a single can of Plastidip.

I think it's worse than a normal rattle can.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:31 AM   #3405
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Building an Adventure Van

Yeah but now that your lungs are rubber lined you can breath under water!


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