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  1. 1995 E36 328i coupe-help needed for rust on arches
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    As the thread title states i need some help to treat the rear arches as a temporary fix till the summer and was wondering if this would be any good and then cover with a touch up brush or pen and seal it just to get me by till i respray or vinyl wrap it as the winters really bit into them and is really beginning to bug me now[/B]

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    [B]I would have loved to have new arches now but the missus has put her foot down and wants the house sorting out with decorating,kitchens etc etc so it will have to wait so i need a temporary fix
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    why not try one of these treatment kits

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165594

    *just sand down the area to bare metal
    *apply the solutions
    *clean up
    *prime
    *repaint

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecranejoe View Post
    why not try one of these treatment kits

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165594

    *just sand down the area to bare metal
    *apply the solutions
    *clean up
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    Just had a look at that,cheers fella and will go buy some sunday and have a go monday if the weather is ok

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    no prob, I did this on my old MK3 golf...but just let the rust remover gel take its time to work (few hours - several coats as they dry quick) and this should absorb

    let us know how it goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecranejoe View Post
    no prob, I did this on my old MK3 golf...but just let the rust remover gel take its time to work (few hours - several coats as they dry quick) and this should absorb

    let us know how it goes!
    Have to be honest as its the first car i have ever had with rusty arches so a new problem for me so will give it a go and hopefully tidy it up some and will take pics as i go along even if it is a crap samsung camera phone
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    Ive used the rust gel before, its top notch stuff.


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    I ground the rust away, then brushed on Krust, then filled with Metalik, then etch primed, then primed, then on the lip applied stone chip, then colour coat, then clear coat, then compound, then more compound, then wax n polish. Then this one time, at band camp...

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    I got rust bubbles just appearing on both my front arches. I went round to the body shop I usually use, and the guy there, speaking frankly said,' Rust is cancer for cars. Theres no real way to stop it, once it's started, you have to remove it totally by either cutting it out and welding, which can cause the surrounding metal to buckle under the heat, or to replace the whole wing.'

    I'm going to see him tomorrow for a price quote to take back, treat, stone chip under seal both wings and spray, along with respraying the front bumper too. I bet it's gonna be at least 300 exc. VAT. probably nearer 400.

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    that is true, but depends if you catch it early (like with real cancer) but once it has developed...it wont stop

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    Annoying thing is the fronts are fine but the rears are blistering now so get in early and treat it i say

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