Rust Repairs approved!

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Morning all
Quick update on my situation with the rusty rear arches on my 2005 C class Saloon
After a couple of inspections and a few weeks of waiting MB have approved the repairs.:D
She goes in on Monday for a week and they are arranging to loan me a car for the duration.
I am pleased to have resolved this thus far, considering I only have owned the car since August and the last service (with original owner) was with an Indy I had thought I may have to enter battle to get this resolved but not so!
Here's hoping I get a decent job done and she comes back looking all the better!:D
 

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I am pleased for you Glyn,,but a 05 car rusty not good is it
 

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He should have had his drive tarmaced instead of those loose stones. Although they make a nice crunchy drive, they cause havoc with paint work:)
 

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He should have had his drive tarmaced instead of those loose stones. Although they make a nice crunchy drive, they cause havoc with paint work:)

That can be a problem with a ½ mile long private gravel path leading to the house ;):D
 
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Surprised me to be honest and I hadn't even looked for it when buying ! :shock:
What loose stones are we referring to you have lost me? :confused:
 

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Surprised me to be honest and I hadn't even looked for it when buying ! :shock:
What loose stones are we referring to you have lost me? :confused:

It is only a joke,,please excuse us,, when you have a long gravel driveway, and you drive at speed on it, the stones can knock all of the paint off
 
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No worries Malcolm :D
Thought I was being thick as usual....;)
Cars in Monday so hopefully I can get the situation sorted, they are supposed to be emailing me with the details of the car they are loaning me as I need to get it insured!

Hope it's not one of those smart things! :shock:
 

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I had rust repaired under warranty a couple of years ago on my W220. The service book had been stamped by myself for the duration of my ownership and M-B were more than happy to repair the rust. Two new front wings and rear arches repaired.

I was also told a week, but it took 3 weeks so be prepared :confused:
 

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A rusty '05 car? Not good! :(

Getting it sorted by MB FOC, good result! :)

Watching hawk20 amend his 'Rust, the rules' thread, priceless. :lol:

On a more serious note, once it's all sorted it may be a good time to offload the car and get something else. I was going to say newer but I thought MB had a grip on their paint issues post '04. Seems not.
 
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Worst Nightmare
Courtesy car is a FORD KA :(

Text to Mrs C and said "guess what you'll be driving tomorrow" :p

At 6'3" these horrible little things aren't for me, I feel like I'm in a tin can!:mad:
 
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I guess you could say that. If my knees ever straighten again! :D

Wouldn't mind but the thing was given to me running on fumes, not a drop of juice in the tank.
Still it's been a while since I stuck £10 of unleaded in a car and seen the fuel gauge go up so much :rolleyes:

Think I have convinced Mrs C that this will be easy for her to park for a few days! :cool: Have to be in Cardiff tomorrow so no chance I would drive that far in this thing .:shock:

Now I just hope they do a decent job of the paintwork and I get her back soon!
 

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Actually quite a fan of the ford ka ..even tho i do have an s class, drive one regular and its quite a surprising little motor ..
 

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As above,,I hired one once and it ran great,,it did not use any fuel either
 

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Your welcome to come and have it anytime your passing chaps !!!
Lots of dents dings and scuffs, no wheel trims, an attractive looking beast it is not!
and I don't fit in it!:(
Wifey says its ok, although you can't tell when it needs the gear changing as the noise is the same whatever speed! :rolleyes:
Made me laugh! :)

Sorry but I am not a small car fan, the idea of getting involved in an accident in one of those worries me, so defo not for the run I did yesterday 300+ miles. Think I would have needed extracting from the drivers seat with a crow bar :p

And yes I know I am not very green, I prefer a nice V8 ;)
 

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How about a Ford KA with a V8 shoehorned into it? Not sure where you'd sit though. :D
 


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