Cutting out the rust...

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Hole on the nearside:






This is the offside...a rotted beam under the tray below the headlamp:



Surface rust on the off side:









The worst bit cut out:



New metal being fitted for size:






That corroded beam:


Where it was fitted:




Welding in the new part...formed from steel bar:










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My dad's car is in a rusty state (it's also a W210). If this is the way to repair it then I might have a go starting with the front wings. From the other thread you commented on these wings you have are from ECP and galvanised arent they?
 

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I have mine for 2 more days and away it goes for its treatment!
 
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My dad's car is in a rusty state (it's also a W210). If this is the way to repair it then I might have a go starting with the front wings. From the other thread you commented on these wings you have are from ECP and galvanised arent they?

It says so on the box...they are a good fit...photos when sprayed...they are fitted and the car is back in one piece now.

But here's a sample:







The insides where epoxy primed and treated liberally with Bilt Hamber Dynax wax.
 
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Did you use that stuff that Clive recommended?
 
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^ Yes...goes on easily and has a nice consistency...time will tell.
 

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Forgive me for jumping in , but what is the stuff that Clive
recommend ??.
 

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So as it's a wax, i'm presuming it never really dries out then
 

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Thanks , I've heard Bilt Hamber do something good for applying
to corroded metal , any experience of this ??
 
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No, but they do say on the tin that it can slow down the rust process on rusty metal...time would tell.
 

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Thanks , I've heard Bilt Hamber do something good for applying
to corroded metal , any experience of this ??

You can use Jenolite. I think Bilt Hamber is a similar compound - phosphoric acid. I've normally ground back the rust as far as I can (if it's really bad then it'll need cutting away) then applied jenolite (in my case) then zinc primer, primer then topcoat.
 

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