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tiger8mush 06-12-2012 03:08 PM

Uh oh, RUST!
 
Hi guys, I have a '96 328is. Live in Connecticut (I'm 2nd owner, 1st owner also lived local) along the coast so I get snow, rain, heat, salt, etc.

Rust is starting to bubble along the rear passengter wheel well. And a little at the edge of the trunk lid. A local shop quoted $500 for the wheel well - they would cut out the rust and put a plate behind it, fill in the cut-out part & paint it and make it match the rest of the car. Is it worth fixing? Will I be doing this to 10 other areas of the car in the next couple years? I've had the car for 8 years now and don't mind spending money to keep it running but don't want to put $3k to keep it looking decent but also don't want to drive a rust box. Suggestions? Thanks!

Rob
:)

ZeGerman 06-12-2012 03:10 PM

Move, buy a new car, or drive a rust box. Those are your only options.

TheFinanceGuy 06-13-2012 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by ZeGerman (Post 6891536)
Move, buy a new car, or drive a rust box. Those are your only options.

This is what happens in New England... Car becomes Rusty, your best bet is to move on.
Soon it will be the frame, then the hood, brake lines..... and on and on. Sorry to see a E36 go, but rust is a good car killer up here.

Flotsam 06-13-2012 01:37 PM

I think it all comes down to what the car is worth. or maybe worth to you. If you go to sell it goes from maybe above average condition to just average and the value will be reflected.

$500 maybe not a lot for the type of repair you are talking about in only two spots, but I would look much more closely. and look inside wheel wells as well especially in the rear.

There are lots of DIYs out there for these types of repairs. I recall one from a guy who had a old 6 series. Came out ok. Clean off the rust with wire brush down to bare metal. Look inside wheel well also because i am sure there is rust in there too. Then you treat it with rust convertor and then bondo. If rust repair is handled well you can have many more rust free years from the car at least to the point that you think you are driving a rust box.

96_328i_sport 06-14-2012 12:04 PM

I recently had my rear arches repainted due to rust. I had the car resprayed just under 2 years ago and the guy who was supposed to remove the rust from the rear arches (only looked tiny) didn't do a thorough job of it. He welded a small patch over the affected area but the actual rust was caused by rot in the inner wheel arch rusting through from behind. It came back through a few weeks ago.

This time I repaired it myself. I cut the outer arch out in small sections till no more rust was behind. This meant I had to cut away sections of the inner arch back to clean metal, then weld plates in. I then welded repair panels to the outside. I went to town on the rust removal, making sure I removed the lot. All joints were sealed and the inner arches have been sprayed with engine oil then waxoil to prevent any rust returning... I got the paintwork done by a guy for a very good price. It doesn't have to be expensive if you can do the prep yourself. It is also very satisfying knowing you have got rid of a nasty thing such as rust properly.

bmw-mania 06-14-2012 12:50 PM

to hell with the naysayers..

RUST is the new CHROME.

Get with the times, or get left behind. :D

Flotsam 06-16-2012 08:15 PM

RUST is the new CHROME! That's what I keep hearing, but I'm not buying it.
[IMG]http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...4f96f862_o.jpg[/IMG]

bmw-mania 06-18-2012 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Flotsam (Post 6899660)
RUST is the new CHROME! That's what I keep hearing, but I'm not buying it.

Your not buying it... yet :D

Ive seen that 5 series somewhere else.. S/W?


Saw this interesting Bavaria.. not sure what is happening to it.

Flotsam 06-18-2012 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by bmw-mania (Post 6901818)
Your not buying it... yet :D



Saw this interesting Bavaria.. not sure what is happening to it.

thanks for posting that!

Maybe you saw that car on Stanceworks?

bmw-mania 06-18-2012 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Flotsam (Post 6901946)
thanks for posting that!

Maybe you saw that car on Stanceworks?

Oh sh!t.. I did.
Mike E28
Thats the guy whose garage lit on fire with his e28 inside of it.
I remember seeing that right after my house flambéd..

abangandre 11-12-2012 10:23 AM

My Rusty BMW 323i E36 from North Sumatra Indonesia..
Modification:Real Rusty Body,Custom wheels Ratrod style,Custom Exhaust Pipes,etc.

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Mr Gusta 11-12-2012 10:25 AM

wat

TheFinanceGuy 11-12-2012 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Gusta (Post 7190234)
wat


:bling:

abangandre 11-12-2012 10:47 AM

Nice Car Mr.Gusta..

bmw-mania 11-12-2012 10:50 AM

yes!!!! yes, YES!!!

MY GOD.. THAT TYRE/TIRE WHEEL COMBO..

BRING ON THE GLORY THAT IS RUST.

abangandre 11-12-2012 10:54 AM

BMW are the BEST ever,in any Style....Thanks Brother..regards from us.

jayjaya29 11-12-2012 12:00 PM

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