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what year is safe rust wise

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by anyweb, Aug 31, 2007.

have you spotted rust on your car ? click the year if YES.

  1. I have no rust ! [please comment below with model & year]

    310 vote(s)
    21.8%
  2. 2006

    45 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. 2005

    68 vote(s)
    4.8%
  4. 2004

    91 vote(s)
    6.4%
  5. 2003

    121 vote(s)
    8.5%
  6. 2002

    173 vote(s)
    12.2%
  7. 2001

    226 vote(s)
    15.9%
  8. 2000

    188 vote(s)
    13.2%
  9. 1999

    146 vote(s)
    10.3%
  10. 1998

    171 vote(s)
    12.1%
  11. 2007

    14 vote(s)
    1.0%
  12. 2008

    5 vote(s)
    0.4%
  13. 2009

    5 vote(s)
    0.4%
  14. 2010

    3 vote(s)
    0.2%
  15. 2011

    2 vote(s)
    0.1%
  16. 2012

    3 vote(s)
    0.2%
  17. 2013

    2 vote(s)
    0.1%
  18. 2014

    3 vote(s)
    0.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Dale Minton

    Dale Minton Senior Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    SL55 AMG & BMW ALPINA B5
    R230 SL500 2002. Rust area about the size of a 50p coin at the point where the rear bumper meets the bodywork (offside). Bubbled, paint intact.

    Dale.
     
  2. TazCBR1100XX

    TazCBR1100XX Senior Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    2004 C180K SE Evolution
    No Rust

    2004 W203 C180K SE

    But as I creased the front wing a bit on the way back from Bulgaria last week, I think my answer might be a bit different next year :(
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2013
  3. anotheronetoday

    anotheronetoday Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    ML350
  4. EDX

    EDX Senior Member

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    Location:
    Essex/Suffolk border.
    Your Mercedes:
    2009, C220 CDI, SE Blue Efficiency, Estate
    Last month I PX'd my year 2000 W202 estate. It had rust on -

    Tops of all doors.
    All 4 wheel arches.
    Extending from front of O/S/R wheel arch to sill and door shut.
    Bottom seam and below handle of tailgate.
    Small bubbles on A and D pillars.

    My current year 2009 W204 estate has no rust.
    But I owned it for 3 weeks before getting it's first carpark dent, from the rear door of a dark blue car.
     
  5. nyx

    nyx Senior Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    w210 1998 e240 saloon
    1988 w124 with no rust at all. im sure it will develop eventually but im hoping it will be rusting slowly enough to keep on top of it
     
  6. cb1965

    cb1965 Active Senior Members

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    Your Mercedes:
    SL55
    Interesting that as I have my rear bumper off my 2005 R230 right now and have got the very slight beginnings of corrosion where the bumper bolts to the bodywork just behind the rear arch. I have sorted it now, but if I had never taken the bumper off I would never have found it. I reckon it's causedby the bumper vibrating and the bolt rubbing the bodywork slightly over time.
     
  7. kdave

    kdave Member

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    Location:
    suffolk
    Your Mercedes:
    cclass 03 c200k
    my w203 , o3 reg had a stone chip to the nsr wheel arch which was starting to travel. I ground it out , repainted and fitted edge trim to both sides, bedded in with waxol under seal.
     
  8. Pete D

    Pete D Senior Member

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    Location:
    Wootton Bassett
    Your Mercedes:
    W211/2007/220 and R230/2005/350
    I have the same on my 2005 R220 too....near side in my case.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  9. RHW1961

    RHW1961 Member

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    Location:
    Crawley, West Sussex
    Your Mercedes:
    C200K Estate 2007
    2007 W203 C200K Estate.

    Nothing I can see :cool:
     
  10. tarienclass

    tarienclass New Member

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    Location:
    Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands
    Your Mercedes:
    C Class estate 2001 2lt
    Merc C Class Estate 2001 with rust

    Have a C Class 200 Komp Elegance Estate Auto Petrol Reg 2001.
    Rust began around wheel arches 3yrs ago-had it fixed but has now returned and is appearing in other areas on the car. Of course the elements effect, however the car has always been kept clean & garaged which has helped.
    I was advised by a body specialist that there had been an issue with CClass of 1999-2002 over quality of steel used and this was in fact confirmed by local Merc dealer-
    but irrespective of the Mercedes-Benz Mobilolife policy 30 yr warrenty and because car was over 8 yrs old Merc would not consider any financial assistance to its repair. That in fact was part of a reply directly from HQ Stuttgart. As a pensioner cannot now afford to change vehicle-it runs beutifully as have always had it well serviced. Any ideas?
     
  11. 47572

    47572 New Member

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    Location:
    LONDON
    Your Mercedes:
    SL/1998/320
    R129 SL320. 1998 and not a sign of rust
     
  12. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Location:
    Daventry
    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
    You will not get any rust on that, a good year for the 129 :D:D
     
  13. turbopete

    turbopete Senior Member

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    Location:
    Spennymoor
    Your Mercedes:
    2010 '60' Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCi Zetec (sorry)
    rather worryingly though, people have polled that they have spotted rust on 2010-2014 cars already!

    3x 2010 vehicles, 1x each year 2011,2012, 2013 & 2014!
     
  14. Ghmb81

    Ghmb81 Member

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    Location:
    East Midlands
    Your Mercedes:
    2001 Clk200k
    My 2001 clk200k has rust on both wings, drivers side rear arch and just starting to show on passenger side rear arch and a little on the boot lock. It's seems 2001 was a bad year for Mercedes bodies
     
  15. parkman

    parkman Senior Member

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    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Your Mercedes:
    E220 CDI Avantgarde 2004 + W126 500se 1983 + W124 260E 1991
    So far, so good, nothing showing on my 2004 W211, E220 cdi. A few stone chips on the front edge of the bonnet, though. I am not quite sure what to do with them, yet.

    parkman
     
  16. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
    One snag on this poll is that I have changed car , and no way to re enter it.
     
  17. turbopete

    turbopete Senior Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    2010 '60' Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCi Zetec (sorry)
    good point Malcolm. quite a number of us have now.

    theres also no option for people with more than 1 car to input a result for each car (a 2010 for example shouldnt have any rust, but its possible that a 2004 car might well have)
     
  18. Ravelloracing

    Ravelloracing New Member

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    Essex
    Your Mercedes:
    1988 190E 2.6 Auto
    1988 190e. Not a spot of rust anywhere.
    Best build quality ever - pity MB are living on past glories on the quality front
     
  19. buster651

    buster651 Senior Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    250 CE, 124 4, 190e, 300te, r107, 1992 r129 sl500 at last
    no rust on 92 129 but did have some around antenna on 91 300te
     
  20. jenson1961

    jenson1961 Guest

    no rust any where still looks as good as new
     

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