Author Topic: Those rear arches  (Read 132 times)

Steve McF

  • Twin Turbo
  • ***
  • Posts: 877
  • Number of thanks: 7
  • 9-5 was, and now 9-3ss 2.0T Aero :)
    • View Profile
Those rear arches
« on: 16 March 2019, 10:38:55 AM »
Just saw a post on Facebook for a guy selling his 55 reg 9-3 Aero which looks a great car apart from rust in one of the rear arches.

This has started on mine but I have tried to stop it with a temporary sanding down and a liberal application of Bilthammer Hydrate80 before Christmas.

Seems to be under control, but I want to get a bodyshop to sort it once and for all. I was quoted around 180+VAT per side,  which seemed ok to me.

Question is what triggers rust in these areas. Is it stone chips? The flange around the inner edge of the arch seems to start to go, and then it creeps round under the paint onto the outer panel.