Dilemma time! Body preservation - Topside or underneath??

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OK I am maybe a tad precious about my vehicles and i do like things to be 'just right' anyway i have a couple of annoying paint spider webs on my car and one small bubble on the rear wheel arch ( you need to look hard to see it ) but i know that they are there.

My question? would you spend the not unsubstantial amount of money having the panels resprayed OR spend the money on having the underside professionally rust proofed?

I am leaning towards the rust proofing as i had the Honda CR-V treated last year and they did a great job ( South West Rust Proofing )

I cannot justify carrying out both jobs as A) it is expensive and B) it is expensive .....

What would you do first? The bit you cannot see or the annoying bits that you can see?
 
Mercedes are well rust proofed , so for now get the paint work done ...the spider under the paint will be easy job , bubbles at more of a prolem. the bubble will need cutting out and new metal put in .And rust proof after .If the rust is on front wing have a new one but rust proof it first .DSC04408.JPG
 
OK I am maybe a tad precious about my vehicles and i do like things to be 'just right' anyway i have a couple of annoying paint spider webs on my car and one small bubble on the rear wheel arch ( you need to look hard to see it ) but i know that they are there.

My question? would you spend the not unsubstantial amount of money having the panels resprayed OR spend the money on having the underside professionally rust proofed?

I am leaning towards the rust proofing as i had the Honda CR-V treated last year and they did a great job ( South West Rust Proofing )

I cannot justify carrying out both jobs as A) it is expensive and B) it is expensive .....

What would you do first? The bit you cannot see or the annoying bits that you can see?
I would do the rust proofing first even if it is in good condition, then you'll know there will be nothing to worry about there for a while.
 
With rust proofing its got a chance of catching fire if any underseal is on the back side with welder on it .
 

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