Easy Ways to Keep Your Mercedes Benz 190DC as Beautiful as It Was in the Sixties
When the Mercedes Benz 190DC was introduced in the 1960s, it became a hit, thanks to its dramatic design. Its body was derived from the W111 series—widened and squared off Ponton cabin, a large glass greenhouse that improved driver visibility, and front and rear crumple zones that absorb kinetic energy on impact. Its other features included the "fintail," a nickname given to the car's tailfin, which was a trend in the automotive industry back in the '50s and '60s. Its European model, with their draped headlights, was particularly handsome. Plus, with its powerful, diesel-powered engine, it's no wonder why many seek out this beauty. If you are lucky enough to have a Mercedes Benz 190Dc in your garage, you need to know how to restore and care for it properly. Here are some easy tips to help you out.
Even if you don't drive your Mercedes Benz 190DC every day, your car may still pick up salt and other dirt that contribute to rusting and corrosion. This is especially true if you drive by the sea or during the winter. And even while your vehicle is safely parked in the garage, dust, pollen, and other particles may adhere to the paint. Over time, these contaminants chemically damage the surface and sometimes leave rust. By washing your car every one to two weeks, you keep these contaminants away and let the paint last longer. When you wash it, clean the underside and the wheel wells thoroughly to make sure that you got all the dirt out. Aside from a regular car wash, you should also wax your vehicle every four months. If your Mercedes still has its original body paint from the '60s, chances are its paintwork has already aged, the surface is now hazy, and the new-car shine has subsided. With waxing, you provide a sacrificial layer on top of the coat so that when you remove dirt, you're not directly rubbing the paint. Finally, you should keep the interior clean as well. Clean up after any spills and crumbs that can start rust from the inside and attract insects that could cause damage to your car.
- Use lubricant to protect the surface from salt.
If you often drive by the beach or during winter, your Mercedes Benz 190Dc is at higher risk of getting rust than city cars. In order to protect it from salt and other contaminants, spray an all-around lubricant. If you can, you could also invest in a rust-preventing spray.
The number one thing that attracts rust to metal is water or moisture. Because of this, you need to keep your Mercedes Benz 190Dc dry. Every time after your drive, wipe off the surface of your car. Not only will doing this keep your car rust-free, but you will also reduce your need for costly repairs and maintenance. You will also have a better driving experience, knowing that your vehicle is in amazing condition. Plus, seeing a clean exterior and a spotless cabin can give you a more relaxing drive when you take out your car for a ride.