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Old 03-06-2010, 01:49 PM
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Repair or replace fenders?

I have a 77 450SL that has rust bubbles at the front edge of the fenders (pics attached). I am looking for advise on whether this is repairable or do I need to buy new fenders?

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Old 03-06-2010, 06:13 PM
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Go for new ones. That's what I did with mine, and less than yours. Being a euro was very easy to take them off, rather than the US ones that get coated with a rust inhibitor that glues them together.
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:42 PM
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Your best bet is to try to find good used.
And yes I would replace them not repair.
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:49 PM
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Go for new ones. That's what I did with mine, and less than yours. Being a euro was very easy to take them off, rather than the US ones that get coated with a rust inhibitor that glues them together.
I think they all got the undercoat. My 1981 280SL. never fedearalized in any way, had the thickest coating of the stuff of any of the SL's I own.
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:35 PM
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I think they all got the undercoat. My 1981 280SL. never fedearalized in any way, had the thickest coating of the stuff of any of the SL's I own.
My 83 280SL is likewise.
The stuff is like Kryptonite.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:21 PM
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This is one of my biggest rants about this car. Unless you bought a 560 or Euro 500, the folks at Benz didn't feel the need to add inner fender panels. Just spray on the old undercoat and call it a day. How much would it have cost to add them to every car, 20 bucks?? Even my 75 Civic had inner fender panels. They are available thru MBz dealers for about $65 a piece, if you replace your fenders think about adding them. Also be prepared to find what I did when the fenders came off. That is a perfect crap trap.
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