Cayman specialise in solving Mercedes SLK soft top and Mercedes SLK Vario hard top convertible roof repairs
If you are suffering from a wet cabin or boot area in your Mercedes SLK Convertible, contact us and we can talk you through the steps that lead to water reduction in your cherished cabriolet.
Over the years, Mercedes have launched to the market 3 generations of the Mercedes SLK Cabriolet – representing sportlich (sporty), leicht (light), and kurz (short).
The Mercedes SLK cabriolet range was launched between 1996 and 2019 with the R170 1st generation compact roadster between 1996 & 2004. Its successor the R171 was unveiled at the Geneva roadshow in 2004 and the latest model R172, renamed as the SLC Class to conform with the new Mercedes nomenclature in 2011.
At launch in first generation form back 1996,the cabriolet came with a ‘Vario’ metal folding top that was quickly copied across the industry and with the latest model R172 convertible came with the option to order a dark-tinted panoramic glass top moving away from the full metal folding roof (Magic Sky Control). Here, the glass roof panel pulses with electro-chromatic technology from the Maybach luxury limousine which at the push of a button, changes its molecular alignment to make the cabin either light or dark.
Like all hard top cabriolets they have their faults and in particular, lack of attention to care and maintenance can lead to water ingress and the usual electrical and mechanical faults caused by water damage on the operational roof system.