W210 Rust [at the risk of being boring]

ShinyF1

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Just cleaned the green hearse and on close inspection, can see that the 3 of 4 wheel arches - with a strong suspicion about the 4th - have succumbed to the dreaded rot on the inside lip. And I thought I had a fairly clean example...

It just shows that rust on these is not a matter of 'IF' but 'WHEN'. Will pop along to my local MB Bodyshop and will report back on progress. Mine is 8.5 years young now so I don't hold out too much hope.

It has been to Purslow Guildford twice for rear tailgate and rear door tops who have been perfectly helpful with no fuss - should I stick with them or try my local, MB Chelsea? Anyone have any experience of MB Chelsea?

Thanks

Sean
 
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ShinyF1

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Took car to Purslow who have called back today saying that MB will pay for 48% of the repairs leaving me to pay £450+VAT - car older than 8 years hence not fully paid.
 

peterg1965

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Took car to Purslow who have called back today saying that MB will pay for 48% of the repairs leaving me to pay £450+VAT - car older than 8 years hence not fully paid.
I had a similar result, MB wanted a 45% contribution for my repairs (£800 + VAT). My car is now booked into a local bodyshop to have both rear arches attended to for £260+VAT!
 

glojo

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If I could prove the rust was going from the inside... out, and I had complied with all the terms and conditions of mobilo, I wouldbe demanding they dealwith this issue as per their warranty :)
 
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Spoonman

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I have the same problem only more progressed (being a 93 car, its no suprise) but owning a much much cheaper car means Im gonna try and see what results I can get doing the work myself, if I screw it up then I'll get a bodyshop involved.
 

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