Rough idea of the cost of getting arches treated and sprayed?

NicDale

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Has anyone paid to have all 4 arches done on a w210 E Class? I've just been quoted £390+vat which i think is a bit steep, i don't have much to compare it with at the moment but i'll be getting other quotes over the next few days.

Work getting done was all 4 arches, leading bottom edges of both front wings and the o/s rear wing bottom edge.

Any guesstimates as to a fair price?

Thanks in advance.
 

Will

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That sounds pretty cheap IMHO :cool:

Around these parts, I'd guess it'd be quite a bit more than that for a quality job.

Remember, price isn't everything - especially when it comes to bodywork etc ;)

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I tend to work on about £100 a panel plus the dreaded (if not a £ job). £390+ for what you're having done seems ok to me but only if theyve been recommended to you ....
 

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I had alot of work done by Evans Halshaw in May 2007 under MB good will including a new front wing, a new front door and both rear arches. At the same time I paid for some extra work doing including a bonnet and both bumpers respraying. It cost me about £700. The job they did was first class and worth paying for. Get a quote from a reputable Mercedes approved body shop such as Evans Halshaw as a comparison.

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Cost possibly dependent on the colour of the car since lighter metallics often need extensive "feathering in" of adjacent paintwork to match-- entailing the preparation and painting of a greater area than that being repaired.
 
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NicDale

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True price isn't everything. I reckoned on about £250+vat.
 

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I got a quote of £100 per corner a while back for something similiar.
 

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Yes seconded, I had a quote of £100 for a front wing on a w124
 

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I had 2 arches done on my c230k by "Chips Away" for £120, and then the other 2 arches plus a section of rear o/s door and stone chips to bonnet done by an indy for £200. Indys work was better.
 

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quotes around £150 per front wing and most places would recomend the bonnet as well, depending on car age and fade
 

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Figure sounds about right. The painting is the easy bit - prepping is what takes time so the lower the price, the less of it you usually get.
 
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NicDale

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Very fair comments, i'll take that all on board, i'm going to get some other quotes regardless but it's opened my eyes!
 

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Got 3 arches on my E320CDI by MB under goodwill, but had to pay for the fourth arch myself as it was repainted previously. The MB bodyshop charged me £200 + VAT for the one arch since they were already doing the other 3. Apparently they would normally charge £400+VAT per arch if the car went in seperately.
 

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