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    My e46 didn't seem to have great welds in the boot area but it was a HPI clear saloon.
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    Okay guys, These are the pics. The welding shows up more because It's slightly dirty, take that into account as well.
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    On the first picture, the half rectangle thingy isn't dirty, that's actually rust
     
     

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    Right so you actually mean the quarter panels, they do look like they've been mig welded on especially the last pic. But I wouldn't know what the standard is for a e46 compact never seen one in close detail before.
     
     

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    Are those 19inch M5 rims? They do look very good.

    My welds are precise and smooth. I would say that its "possibly" had a repair unrecorded.

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    Could some of that be a seam sealant? I've seen similar looking joints before, though some does look like it's been welded....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amos View Post
    Are those 19inch M5 rims? They do look very good.

    My welds are precise and smooth. I would say that its "possibly" had a repair unrecorded.

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    first off, the sig pic isn't my compact, but yeah I think they're 19'' m5's. Either 19s or 20s
     
     

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    Get someone to have a look at it that can tell welds from seam sealer.

    As far as I can tell that second picture definitely only includes seam sealer, which confuses me on what you are trying to show us, and I've seen quite a few miles of weld.

    Either that or if you are using windows, right click the pic(s) open with paint, choose red an abrush and add big red arrows woth the points on exactly what you want us to take note of.


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