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    Hello all.

    I have just got an 1994 e36 325i coupe, it has a spot of rust on the rear arches and a hole under the rear passenger light.

    What would be the best way to fix this?

    I have seen things that go over the rear arches if you prep them properly and the will protect them.

    But i am stumped with the hole under the light. Here is a pic.
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    i would just use filler as a cheap fix
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by diponio1 View Post
    i would just use filler as a cheap fix
    yeah i thought of that for a quick fix, anything more long term?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimen View Post
    yeah i thought of that for a quick fix, anything more long term?
    chop and weld it but that would cost a bit because where it is.
    IMHO as there is no rust and it looks like someone has used a can opener on your car i would just use filler,cheap and easy yeah but no where near as hard to do as forming a something to fit then welding grinding etc....
    as i said its just what I would do
     
     

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    yeah i read somewhere you would have to chop the car to pieces to repair it. There is a little rust there, so ill give it a good going over ( ooer ) and get some hard stuff in there ( double ooer).

    thanks for that
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimen View Post
    yeah i read somewhere you would have to chop the car to pieces to repair it. There is a little rust there, so ill give it a good going over ( ooer ) and get some hard stuff in there ( double ooer).

    thanks for that
    dont forget to post up some before and after pictures if you get some
     
     

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    If you want it really solid, you could fill it gently with weld. Remove the light and bumper. You still may have to put on a smooth surface layer of filler but certainly it will be stronger than just filling. I've never found filler is good for holes, you always get mapping after a while. Only good for dents and surface imperfections.
     
     

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    If there is a hole, use a fiberglass bridger rather than standard body filler. You could cut it out and plate it, but it would be a bit of a nightmare for such an easy job. Just make sure you grind out the rust, then use a suitable phosphoric acid rust-treatment (follow instructions)

    Hope I helped you out.
    I'm a panelbeater if you need advice :]
     
     

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