1. M

    Why car chrome rusts more when in garage?

    While not using it, I stored my W124 in a locked garage for few years to protect it from the weather. The chrome trim has rusted while similar cars spent the same period outside in the rain and extreme temperatures and did not rust. Why?
  2. M

    Is there a better way to clear rust from car chrome?

    W124 left in a garage for few years. The chrome has rusted. No damage to the metal. Just the colour has changed to dark reddish brown similar to brass or bronze colour. There is so much of it. All the chrome on the roof, around the windscreen,...etc. I tested a small area with a chrome rust...
  3. W

    Is this rust something to worry about?

    Looking to buy this w124 1995 with rust. Good car but does trouble lie ahead with this rust?
  4. T

    s210 Rear Wings

    Good evening. Earlier this year I bought a S210 E320 CDI Estate. Sorted a few issues ( Gearbox plate , Thermostat etc etc ) and tried to deal with some of the rust issues , with some degree of success. However , there is severe corrosion in the inner rear wings ( where the spare wheel sits and...
  5. B

    Bodywork 2001 S203 - Wheel archs and corner door sils

    Hey MBClub, what are the best repair options to deal with surface rust, notably on the wheel and door rim corners, some rust bubbling on the tailgate, for a 2001 S203? It has been a fantastic vehicle and I would like to repair the rust spots and bring it back to it's former glory, but not sure...
  6. RyanSL500

    Rear arch rush

    I’m sure it doesn’t surprise anyone here, but my 2002 R230 SL500 has developed rust around the rear arches. It’s not noticeable but it definitely needs doing before it develops and gets worse! Has anyone got any experience with a body shop who are happy to deal with rust? I know rust seems to...
  7. Hans Solo5

    Mercedes SL280 R129 1997

    My Mercedes is suffering from the off-side front wing rust issue, it has been repaired before but I was just looking at the possibility of a new front wing ? is that still possible ? are there any fabricators making patten parts . The rust is mainly by the arch extending to the light section...
  8. Hans Solo5

    What type of under-seal would you use? MB SL280 R129

    Just had the old lady MOT'd today, passed with flying colours. Just one point the garage made was the rear subframe was showing early signs of rust ( 21 years old) He suggested to bring her in for a good spray of old engine oil. The garage owner has a MK2 Jaguar and keeps her in near mint...
  9. J

    E200 Kompressor 2001. Rust starting to show.

    Hi There, Rust is starting to show on wheel arches - is this worth fixing? I have had the car since new and love it. Break pipes are also showing signs of rust. I have no mechanical ability. Otherwise I will drive it into the ground and buy another new car.
  10. silestanix

    List of bits to do... And a story...

    Evening all! So my W202 is back with me after a bit of a fall out with the boss of the bodyshop I used. He lied to me about my car being ready several times, was told today it'd be ready late afternoon but still wasn't ready... And he wasn't around. So the other gents peeled away from their...
  11. TheGaffer

    W124 / C123 /S124 E Class Coupe

    Hi People, so over the weekend i decided to attack the rot on my E Class Coupe (C124) that yes you guessed is the rear sub frame front mounts. If you did not know and own these models i suggest you whip of your wheels and have a dig with a screw driver, although your see the rot easy enough if...
  12. C

    S211 rear windscreen rust

    i noticed the half moon fillet that surrounds the rear wiper drive spindle has rusted so much its crumbling away. Is this a replaceable part or will I need a new rear screen?
  13. A

    Rusty rear subframe mounts on my 220ce w124, mot fail, anybody know a good welder?

    My subframe mounts have rusted completely away from the car, Does anybody know how i can sort this, maybe somewhere to source reasonably priced repair panels and possibly a good welder in london/ the south east? I really want to get this car back to its former glory and it'd be a shame to...
  14. T

    Beginner SLK R170 pre and post rust maintenance

    Really appreciating the benefit of the wisdom on here regarding buying an R170 SLK, what to be wary off etc. It seems as likely as anything I may buy a cheaper car with the seemingly very common wheel arch rust and get the body work done or keep searching for a mint one. More likely the former...
  15. T

    Anyone online for quick buying advice from the experts?

    Hi, You guys have been the oracle when it comes to researching buying an old R170 I've found a 200k manual 6 speed 2002 special edition with 74,000 miles from a dealer. He's doing a new MOT and dealing with a tiny bit of badly treated bubbling. Checked the jack tubes for rust and the...
  16. P

    Where do I find parts

    Hi All, I recently purchased a S320 2001 although I expected there to be a few minor niggles I was not expecting to find so much rust, I have done some reading and its a common flaw with the w220. What I am finding a little difficult is to locate replacement body panels, the highest...
  17. T

    Buying early 2000s SLK. Looking for Rust. Tips please.

    Dear Mercedes All-knowing/All-seeing forum members, I stumbled across some very helpful and interesting forum posts on here regarding Mk1 SLKs and problems with rust. I was hoping for some advice on approaching buying a second hand mk1 (06-2004) SLK. Specifically the facelift version. I'm...
  18. M

    Any recommended R129 body repair shop in the midlands?

    Dear all, I've noticed rust on both front wheel arches and rust on the wings too. Are there any reliable body repair shops in Derby/Birmingham area. Also, should I repair the rust or replace the wings knowing fully well that the new wings might not fit. I drove to a garage AA specialists in...
  19. L

    RUST on my 2009 C180!! W204

    Hi all, This is my first post on these forums. I wanted to see if anyone here can help and hopefully offer some advice. Firstly some background. The car is a 2009 C180 K Blueefficientcy with 4k miles on it. I bought the car about 5 months ago with 580miles on it. Yes it was just over...
  20. V

    E300 Estate rust boot with free holes!

    :confused: I have just bought a nice L plate '94 124 24v E300 diesel estate. :D Lots of history and engine plus interior and electrics all good. Unfortunately the dreaded leaky rear end has meant some good size rust holes in the rear, under the locking mechanism... Beyond custom...

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