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    Rusty arch

    i have rust on a wheel arch and it is looking pretty bad, about 3cm long. Is this actually repairable. i did something to it about a year back but it has come back.

    Does anyone know the best way to kill rust....dead?
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    The only proper guaranteed way is to cut it out and replace.

    You could sort it again, but you'll probably find that the rust is coming from inside the arch, the bit you can't get to !

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    I had this problem a good few times on my mk4 hatch - the drivers side rear arch would bubble up, pop and reveal rust underneath. kept getting it repaired, and it would keep coming back. Although a cheap repair job may seem like the right move, the best bet is to cut out a section of the arch, and weld in a new part. costly, but gets rid of the 'infected' parts. Its the only way to stop it coming back - get it done mate
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    Sounds costly but if it's the obly way then that may be what I have to do. How much roughly we looking...ball park figure....£200...£400?
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    On my old MK3 I had both arches cut out and new ones welded in due to rust, also had a dent pulled out the back and side door then the rear bumper, both side panels, passenger door and blending in which cost me £700 all in I think
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    Well just spoken with a garage and they said:

    There are 2 peices of metal to the car. A front bit which holds the paint on the outsideand a back bit which has the interior fixed to it. They said they will file back the front bit all the way and put acover arch on which they will smoth and paint for £130 inc VAT
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