2002 318ci cab - rust on arch,best way to treat?

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    hi,

    ive recently bought a 318ci cab and have noticed the passenger side rear arch lip is just starting to get a little bit crusty, now it's by no means terminal, and can only be seen when crouched down. i'm not into grinding it back, treating and fillering it as being a double skinned panel it'll be back before you know it. what i want to know is are inner and outer rear arch repair sections available, or will i have to buy a full 1/4 panel? if so how much ££ am i looking at?

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    It would probably be a better option to by a new 1/4 panel to be honest mate.

    I dont think you can get repair sections for this model other than the obvious areas like the boot floor... And to be fair even if you could you have to pay to have it welded, grinded (anyway), filled smooth (Again anyway) and then sprayed. And to have a good welder do the work would probably add up to near the same cost as a quarter panel anyway. Better off doing the full section anyway IMHO.

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