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Hello all,

I wonder if anyone has had a similar experience and can help me deduce how much this might cost me to repair before it gets worse.
Last year I noticed a little bit of rust on both of the lower wheel arches. I did a quick repair job, sanded down and resprayed, before the winter arrived.
However after washing the salt and mud off the car today I've noticed this corrosion has come back and is now present on the bottom of both rear arches as well

The car is 10 years old but it seems to be surface corrosion only (where paint has been stone chipped off) but its got me concerned, just how much might it cost to repair all four arches.

Does anyone have any idea how much this might set me back, I don't want to get too much of a shock when I phone the bodyshop tomorrow morning?

Thanks in advance

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Hello all,

I wonder if anyone has had a similar experience and can help me deduce how much this might cost me to repair before it gets worse.
Last year I noticed a little bit of rust on both of the lower wheel arches. I did a quick repair job, sanded down and resprayed, before the winter arrived.
However after washing the salt and mud off the car today I've noticed this corrosion has come back and is now present on the bottom of both rear arches as well

The car is 10 years old but it seems to be surface corrosion only (where paint has been stone chipped off) but its got me concerned, just how much might it cost to repair all four arches.

Does anyone have any idea how much this might set me back, I don't want to get too much of a shock when I phone the bodyshop tomorrow morning?

Thanks in advance

andy
sand it down yourself...treat it then body Schultz it
 

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Hi there,
Thanks for the reply, I tried treating and painting myself last year, didn't look great as I couldn't blend it in to the rest of the wing properly and it seems to have carried on corroding regardless.
On the title I said 'inner arches' but to be more descriptive its the area where the wing panel folds over behind the wheel where the paint is applied that the rust is forming, not on the inside of the panel.

Just wondered what it might cost to get a repair job done properly really. Its only 4 small areas of paint after all, I can't believe it would be that expensive, save me having to do it in the freezing cold as well.

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Hi there,
Thanks for the reply, I tried treating and painting myself last year, didn't look great as I couldn't blend it in to the rest of the wing properly and it seems to have carried on corroding regardless.
On the title I said 'inner arches' but to be more descriptive its the area where the wing panel folds over behind the wheel where the paint is applied that the rust is forming, not on the inside of the panel.

Just wondered what it might cost to get a repair job done properly really. Its only 4 small areas of paint after all, I can't believe it would be that expensive, save me having to do it in the freezing cold as well.

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These days you can get "magic repairs" done to small areas of paintwork, which blends perfectly. It's a specialist technique that avoids having to prep and respray the whole panel, and costs much less. If done right you really can't see any sign of repair at all. My wife's metallic blue Pug 107 had a parking scrape to the front wing done, bloomin' miraculous on a difficult metallic, and about £100 instead of £400. Some bodyshops have someone trained at magic repairs and do it in-house, most use an independent contractor. Some offer the service on site, they'll come out to you (try Google). The paint is cured by infra-red lamp.
 
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