Wooden trim

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markhowes
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On my 463 SWB 300G there is a small piece of wooden trim on the passenger door which effectively hides the screw that hold the grab handle onto the door. The trim in fixed to a short piece of plastic with two round plugs that slot into two round holes in the door. Unfortunately these two plastic plugs have become broken.

Does anyone know if it's possible to get hold of the short plastic piece complete with plastic plugs so that I can once again fix the wood trim to the door (rather than using some double sided gaffer tape which is what I'm doing at the moment?

If it is possible does anyone know the part number?


 

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Re: Wooden trim

It was only ever available complete with wood trim, at a very expensive price.

It's most probably NLA now.

Use double sided 3M adhesive foam tape to re-attach directly, without the plastic pins.

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Re: Wooden trim

markhowes wrote:

On my 463 SWB 300G there is a small piece of wooden trim on the passenger door which effectively hides the screw that hold the grab handle onto the door. The trim in fixed to a short piece of plastic with two round plugs that slot into two round holes in the door. Unfortunately these two plastic plugs have become broken.

Does anyone know if it's possible to get hold of the short plastic piece complete with plastic plugs so that I can once again fix the wood trim to the door (rather than using some double sided gaffer tape which is what I'm doing at the moment?

If it is possible does anyone know the part number?


 

 

Can I have your vin and I'll have a look

Gordon

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Re: Wooden trim

Thanks Gordon.

WDB46322727078892

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The plastic backing to the wood trim was never available on its own.

I know because I had to buy the whole thing some years ago (around £100).

 

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Thanks all, just taken the piece off again. The plastic strip actually has an MB part no on it (4637270111) but, as you say, it seems that is the plastic strip and wooden strip combined. A couple of them available on ebay Germany but by the looks of it they also have the plastic pins missing.

Will give it a good clean and then try either the double backed foam or maybe some of that hook and eye strip with one side glued to the door and the other to the wooden strip. That might make removal a bit easier if needed in the future.

 

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Yes, the part-number is for the complete piece.

The plastic becomes brittle and the pins will eventually snap on removal, even if you take great care. It's not the best design, but I note that the long wood strip on the dash has metal pins, which are more robust.

If you re-attach with the double-sided foam tape, make sure it does not foul the pin-holes in the door part, as it will then only contact and stick to the small area of the pin-hole borders, which are slightly raised, and fall off when you are not looking.

The Hook & Loop may be a better option.

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Re: Wooden trim

Do you mean the short curved piece in front of handle about 4 inches long

Mine too left the plugs in the door card and the pins

I carefully drilled pockets in mine and set some aluminium dowels in epoxy resin

Its been fine since and bugger me i had to remove it to fit a new lock set but it was ok

Dont drill clean through wood if you slipsad

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Yes - that's the one.

Have just got some of that hooks and eyes material which is the right width so am going to have a go with that tomorrow to see how it looks.

As you say - would be a bit worried about drilling right through the wood - it's not that thick.