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Rust on wing - repair or replace?


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My passenger wing started showing some blistering only a couple of months ago, but it is spreading fast! Is it worth repairing, or simply get a new wing? (the car is 16 years old but pretty blemish free, had to get driver wing replaced 2 years ago)

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2 minutes ago, Carl123 said:

How much to repair?

No idea...

2 minutes ago, Carl123 said:

How much to replace?

 

Pattern wing from EuroParts is £49 + paint and fit

3 minutes ago, Carl123 said:

How long do you intend keeping the car for?

 

Till I die (no, seriously, no intention of replacing unless engine falls out on motorway, and even then...)

4 minutes ago, Carl123 said:

How much money do you have to spare right now?

 

Same as usual - zip 🤣

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Personally, I would need quotes on how much to repair and what the "paint and fit" costs are before I could make a decision.

7 minutes ago, StephenFord said:
12 minutes ago, Carl123 said:

How much money do you have to spare right now?

 

Same as usual - zip 🤣

Fortunately, quotes are free

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6 minutes ago, Carl123 said:

Personally, I would need quotes on how much to repair and what the "paint and fit" costs are before I could make a decision.

 

You're all for 'lockdowns', & covid passports, aren't you! LOL🤣

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Wire brush, brillo pad and some elbow grease.

Can of random Ford Blue a tad of Hairspray ( for lacquer) , spit for polish, job done 👍

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I would take the wheel and wheel arch liner off to look underneath the wing as the rust is coming from that side.

If it's still solid underneath I would put some rust killer on, this may give you a bit longer before your need to replace it.

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Repair (unless you really enjoy doing bodywork and paint spraying). If you replace - you would have to blow in all the panels around the wing to get a match.  I had a new ready-painted genuine Ford bumper fitted to my car when it was 5 years old and it is an awful match.

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