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post #12 of (permalink) Old 24th April 2009
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Hi there.

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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