W210 - minor paint bubbling

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by Adam1440, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Adam1440

    Adam1440 New Member

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    There are a couple of spots of pretty minor paint bubbling on my 2001 W210 estate - around the tailgate and one door frame.

    Anybody got any experience of fixing/repainting these type of issues? Big/expensive job? Or relatively straightforward?

    Adam
     
  2. Nickk

    Nickk Member

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    The word is leave it and live with it until it becomes unbearable, then replace the whole panel / car /door.

    At least, as it is now, its all the right colour, albeit a bit lumpy, and you haven't wasted any cash.

    If you repair it, the rust WILL return.
     
  3. donubenz

    donubenz Active Member

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    Hi, It depends on you and how you want the car- we are all different.
    Halfords sell loads of products to treat rust and slow it down. You can then finish with an aerosol can of paint and a spray of glaze. Or take it to a body shop for a more expensive proper repair, leave it to rot and swap panels eventually. If its just a work horse anything goes if it is your pride and joy only the best will do.Your choice but I always like to keep the body rust free even if the old car looks a bit scabby simply because you can mend mechanicals but body work eventually sends it to the scrap yard.
    Note Mercs main dealers sell touch up kits for around a tenner with paint and lacquer,
    Don
     
  4. johnsco

    johnsco MB Enthusiast

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    You can slow it down but it will always return.
     
  5. nick mercedes

    nick mercedes MB Enthusiast

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    Take it to a bodyshop and get it sorted now while it is easy to deal with.
     

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