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Repair or replace rusted rear wheel arches on 92 Civic?

Repair or replace rusted rear wheel arches on 92 Civic?
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  1. Can rusty wheel arches be repaired?
  2. How do you replace a wheel arch panel?
  3. How much does it cost to fix wheel well rust?
  4. Is fixing rust worth it?
  5. Will rusty wheel arches fail MOT?
  6. How do you fix rusted rims?
  7. How do you stop rust on wheel arches?
  8. How much does it cost to respray a wheel arch?

Can rusty wheel arches be repaired?

The correct way of repairing that would be to cut the old arch out, then attack any old rusty metal underneath it, replacing with new. Finally refit a complete new wheel arch. Not a cheap process but one which should last the life of the car, at least if done properly.

How do you replace a wheel arch panel?

Repairing Your Wheel Arches

  1. Create a flange around the perimeter of the cut-out area while laying in the new panel using a handy flange tool from Raybuck.
  2. To butt-weld, figure out how much of the existing area needs to be cut out.
  3. Mark the area with a marker or tape and lay and clamp the replacement panel over it.

How much does it cost to fix wheel well rust?

$300-500 will fix it. Expect to return in two years, since the rust definitely will. Larger places will do this for you, but it will not be warrantied and you must be prepared to repeatedly "fix" it until you get rid of the car.

Is fixing rust worth it?

Surface rust should be fixed. More extensive rust in the body may or may not make sense. Panels can be replaced, even welded on panels. ... However, if rust is extensive or damaging structural areas, then the vehicle cannot likely be repaired in a manner that makes economic sense or restores safety to the vehicle.

Will rusty wheel arches fail MOT?

A car WILL pass an MOT with tape over rusty wheel arches. To fail an MOT the rust needs to be deemed as "structural". A wheel arch is not structural. ... However, rust anywhere on the car could mean there is rust elsewhere that IS structural and an MOT failure.

How do you fix rusted rims?

If the wheels are really rusty and the rust has pitted the metal, use “rusty-metal” primer. However, if they're only lightly rusted, buy self-etching primer instead. It'll prime any bare metal and bite into the old paint around the rest of the wheel. Next, buy spray paint formulated for wheels.

How do you stop rust on wheel arches?

With rust, prevention is definitely better than cure and by far the best way to prevent it from forming is simply to thoroughly wash your car on a regular basis. Washing removes any contaminants sitting on the surface and so prevents them from being able to bond and take hold which can lead to rust formation.

How much does it cost to respray a wheel arch?

It should cost £150ish.

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