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    Ok so some of you may murder me for sayin this! but im on a budget! so here we go!!

    i have rust on my rear arches! now as im on a budget im always looking for the cheapest option with best results....i was looking that the rust today...i assume to get it done properly it would have to be sprayed up and into the main body work to blend in.
    the rust hasnt gone above the crease of the arche..so before i send it away could i try fixing it myself, gettin rid of the rust, filling and when painting use the crease on the arche for the edge of the paint..not having to go up the body???
     
     

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    keep in mind it will have to be sorted anyway, so if it does work then great, but if it doesn't it will still have to go to the body shop
     
     

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    It all depends how far the rust has spread m8.
    Just because you cant see it, you can gaurantee its gone further when you start grinding away.

    Pattern arches cant be that expensive- I got a body shop to fit and do mine, looks spot on now
     
     

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    thanks steve, if you dont mind me askin. How much did the arches cost?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoGotDaKeysToMaBimmer View Post
    thanks steve, if you dont mind me askin. How much did the arches cost?
    I dunno m8, the garage bought them, fitted and sprayed them for me
     
     

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    For me to have one side done (as I have a small rust bubble on 1 arch), every decent place that I have tried have said;

    Option 1:

    We can take your eye off it by effectively removing it and spraying it, but 6 months it will start to reappear. May be worth doing if you are just looking to sell. Looking at around £60/80.

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    The correct way to do it would be to fully and correctly treat the area and spray the rear 1/4 and blend it in. This will cost around £250/300.
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    Thanks guys! both a BIG help
     
     

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    I just posted this e36 Rust

    Obviously the rust might come back, but i was on a budget too, so i just took a deep breath and went for it.

    DSK is correct though, getting it done properly is the only real solution, albeit the most expensive. Wish mine had been surface rust

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