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Forgive me if this is the incorrect place to post this. I recently went into a body shop to get my rocker panel replaced. Well today the part came in and I took her in to get fixed and when she came back out, I was looking at the panel to see if it looked alright and they SCREWED it in. The other original side of course has no visible screws and so when I asked the body shop WHY they screwed the panel in they responded that it was so “it doesnt snap off since it’s just a piece of flimsy plastic”. My question is could this have affected the integrity of the car? I’m worried about the cell or whatever else he mightve screwed into. Maybe I’m freaking out over nothing but I know I won’t be going back to this shop.
 

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Maybe I don't know the whole story, but it sure sounds to me like they did a p#@% poor job and I'd raise holy hell and have them do it right! Maybe next time they will duct tape it on? :(

Len
2014 EV Coupe 17,000 miles
2014 EV Cabriolet 10,500 miles
 

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Hell no you aren't wrong in being upset. They just ruined a new part and drilled holes in the car is what that sounds like. Fight that and get your $ back.
 

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shouldn't hurt anything except the way it looks! I would be a bit upset too. ake it to Mercedes and have them fix it, send the bill to the body shop....
 

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Sounds like your body shop has the typical geniuses working there . Nothing like looking at one side of the car and researching how it was attached vs the screw method .
 

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rocker panel attaches.................

The rocker panel attaches to the car with little square plastic clips. VERY easy to break when removing the
rocker panel. Very cheap to purchase from SmartMadness,or anyone else that sells smart parts. Evilution has
step-by-step instructions on remove/install rocker panels.....................
 

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Using the correct clips is much easier than it would be to run screws through the rocker cover...

I keep a spare set just in case. Used them a number of times
 

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I would be concerned about rust starting where they drilled into the metal under the rocker cover. I believe that is part of the tridion and it is supposed to be powder coated on the 451. You have every right to be upset as I would be, too.
 
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