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    Well just bought my first BMW e36 and it needs some bodywork.
    The bodywork is needed in the most obvious of places: the wheel arches.
    They are rusted and the paintwork needs sorting.

    So say each wheelarch needs sanding down and filling and painting.
    What sort of price tag should i expect?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mylo View Post
    Well just bought my first BMW e36 and it needs some bodywork.
    The bodywork is needed in the most obvious of places: the wheel arches.
    They are rusted and the paintwork needs sorting.

    So say each wheelarch needs sanding down and filling and painting.
    What sort of price tag should i expect?
    Have you got any pictures of the rust on the arches Mylo?
    That would make it much much easier to price up..
    But if its not too bad, £200-£250 I would guess to grind them back, reshape with filler and repaint.
     
     

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    Also, please try and post threads in the correct forum Mylo as we like to keep a tidy house on here!
     
     

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    At the moment I dont have pictures but rest assured its not half as bad as SteveyBoy's.
    At the moment there's some visible rust and some bubbling paintwork.
    But still it actually hurts to see it on an amazing car.
     
     

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    They always rot from the inside out, so as soon as you go to clean the area up when doing the prep work it will break out big time into a larger hole/area.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mylo View Post
    At the moment I dont have pictures but rest assured its not half as bad as SteveyBoy's.
    At the moment there's some visible rust and some bubbling paintwork.
    But still it actually hurts to see it on an amazing car.
    Have you looked on the inside of the arch, cos my pics make mine look worse than it is from the outside, but inside its really bad
    Why is there a lip on the inside of the arches?
    Its just asking for trouble because it catches all the cr*p off the road
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveyBoy View Post
    Why is there a lip on the inside of the arches?
    Its just asking for trouble because it catches all the cr*p off the road
    So you have somewhere to join the outer skin to the inner skin, also so it's easier to repair in a crash
     
     

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    Oh, ok thought there must be a good reason for it
     
     

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    Just taken it to the boddy shop and they said they would replace the wheelarches completely and sort the sills out at £200 a side. Which equates to a total of £400.
     
     

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