DIY Rust Repairs

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by Leemc2008, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Leemc2008

    Leemc2008 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'm going to attempt mine! I have more than enough to sort out.

    Front drivers side wing - behind indicator.
    Drivers door - along the bottom at the front.
    Rear wheel arches both - light rust on inside lip only
    Boot - Around lock and around where spoiler attaches
    Slam panel
    Front passenger side wing - Connecting to side skirt.

    I've done quite a bit of painting, and damage repairs.. but never done rust.. Any there any How To threads or Tips? I know I need to take it back to solid metal.. fortunately, the rust isnt too bad.. and no holes!

    Also.. considering completely removing the spoiler.. filling the holes back in on the boot, I will want a third brake light, where is this located bottom or top inside the car?

    Cheers

    Lee
     
  2. swann

    swann Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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  3. NW_Merc

    NW_Merc Banned

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    The high level brake light sits on top of the parcel shelf against the rear windscreen, there should be guide holes that are covered but need to be cut out to fit it. I've already done this on mine. However, you could get a new brake light (I think from an SLK R170), cut a strip along the middle of your boot lid (bodyshop job obviously) and have this fitted giving your car a new look.
     
  4. gurpz

    gurpz Administrator Staff Member

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    Now thats an interesting idea and could work well if done well, the high level brake light from a W203 could work aswell I guess.

    Alternatively there is the OEM option:

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/m.coxon2/ledbrakelight.html
     
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