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Tricky one this to answer.
If you have car diy experience - I would say its do-able, but it would be difficult to get a good result (i.e. one where the rust is eradicated, and a sound finish is obtained.
However, on your first post - you indicate that you've never done this kind of thing before - so although you wouldn't make it worse, you might be a bit disappointed with the result you obtain.
Because the rust has reached the visible part of the wheelarch (i.e. it can be seen from the roadside), then there would be a substantial amount of sanding - and spraying would be a necessity, a brush couldn't be used.
Personally speaking (unless you want to view this as damage limitation), I think its too much of a 'deep-end' to be thrown into as your first job.
Try a few SMART repairers in your area for quotes - that will help you decide what to do.
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2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater