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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)
    21.9%
  2. 2006

    45 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. 2005

    67 vote(s)
    4.7%
  4. 2004

    89 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. 2003

    120 vote(s)
    8.5%
  6. 2002

    173 vote(s)
    12.2%
  7. 2001

    226 vote(s)
    16.0%
  8. 2000

    188 vote(s)
    13.3%
  9. 1999

    146 vote(s)
    10.3%
  10. 1998

    171 vote(s)
    12.1%
  11. 2007

    14 vote(s)
    1.0%
  12. 2008

    4 vote(s)
    0.3%
  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. Ben Longden

    Ben Longden Senior Member

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    W124 1987. Spot of rust about 10c piece size on driver side rear door where quarter glass joins rear of window frame.

    W140 1992 No rust
    W208 1999 CLK 430 (missus) no rust
    W203 2006 no rust
     
  2. Frontstep

    Frontstep Senior Member

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    2017 is looking good so far :)
     
  3. Jon154

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    Rust

    2008 A class no rust.
    John
     
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    A class W169 on lower door edge. No surprise there:sad::roll:
     
  5. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Hello and welcome, if that is all you have in the way of rust its not too bad then.
     
  6. Taffy7hfa

    Taffy7hfa Senior Member

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    Lol :D
     
  7. Frontstep

    Frontstep Senior Member

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    Aah but that smart reply, will I have to eat it in 2020 as my words are kept forever in the servers of the world.
     
  8. c220w203

    c220w203 New Member

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    Had a 2001 w203 best car I owned but rust on every corner. Gave it in for a full respray, looked awesome in brilliant silver but 2 years later it stared coming through again.
    Once I sold the 203 I treated myself to a w219 it was on a 2006 and had small rust bubbles in the arches! Is any car safe from the dreaded stuff! At least it keeps Hammerite in business!
     
  9. Taffy7hfa

    Taffy7hfa Senior Member

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    Yeah.... but there's rust and there's rust, 35 years ago I had a Morris Minor that had virtually no floors or inner wheel arches,thankfully that sort of rust is a thing of the past, now rust is really just a cosmetic nuisance, lets all keep some perspective, manufacturers have mainly sorted the rust problem, some more successfully than others, but rust is much less of a problem than it used to be.
     
  10. Bennyboy A250

    Bennyboy A250 Senior Member

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    No rust on my 2012 A Class A250 w176
     
  11. canonbeck

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    2004 S203 C180K - no rust on it anywhere.

    2006 W164 320CDI - just starting to see some coming to the fore on the inner lip of the rear arches - both sides.

    1995 S124 220 - just about to go into the body shop for inner and outer wing, tailgate and nearside rear quarter panel (under cargo window) repairs. Rest of it seems solid except for a couple of the jacking points but I'm not sure what I'll do with these as I'm not likely to ever use them).
     
  12. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    If that rust before it creeps to the outer panels, this means much respraying, this can be easily fixed before it gets expensive.
     
  13. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    Malcolm, quickie for you- W211 estate, some rust starting to appear on the inside lip and return edge of the rear wheelarches. Not visible until you start looking up inside the arch. Is this easily fixable, and would I be wise to stoneguard the inside?
     
  14. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Many ways, its all in the DIY, plus I can show you in a couple of weeks, still a good time of the year to do it.
     
  15. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    Thank you. I'm not getting the car until the end of the month (the gold one) and considering getting the seller to have it fixed as condition of sale, but that little warning bell started ringing- never trust anyone you don't know to do something to your car! The only other issue on that car (aside from some incredibly greasy leather!) is the stripped-off clear coat on the rear bumper, I'm guessing that removal, respray and replacement shouldn't be a difficult job. No colour coat needed there.

    I've noticed as well one small (4 x 2mm) diamond-shaped bubble starting on the CL's hood metal, just to the side of the rad grille so I'll need to fix that up at some point too. Aside from that there are some markes to the CL's bumper, wheel arch and A pillar NS so any pointers you can give would be lovely, thank you. Or I can always pay you in cake ;)
     
  16. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Very hard to touch in on big surfaces as spray mix, angle of spray all come into play with metallic paint. A good enough job can be done in many cases.
     
  17. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    Malcolm, this is you we're talking about here ;) you're like the Mr Scott of old MB paint repair! I've seen the wheelarch work you did on your SL, undetectable!
     
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    E220 W210 1999 Rust on every wheel arch - disgusting. Every mechanic or body worker I have spoken to have said that was the terrible model year. I have to junk it because it's too expensive to fix.
     
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