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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sun, Oct-28-2018, 04:22:15 PM   #11
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Default Re: Bottom of fender rust advice

I wish I hadnít bought this thing. I really only bought it because of the bolt ons, suspension, and software.. Not to mention the color.

I had a rust free black one, with an accident but free of rust. That I paid $4000 less for.

What is this one worth now? Less than 10k?
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Default Re: Bottom of fender rust advice

If that’s how the fender looks i would hate to see the rest of the underside. Sadly rust is a plague and once it starts in one place it’s most likely everywhere else too.
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Old Tue, Oct-30-2018, 04:51:44 AM   #13
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My car lived its whole life outdoors so I didnít think Iíd ever get the paint match right. I picked up a used fender and repurposed the bottom half. The welding and paintwork I did was hidden behind the side skirt which worked for my needs. I had issues on the body side too, it was a bit of a mess.

If your only rust is on the fender, itíll probably be easier to just replace it.
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Old Tue, Oct-30-2018, 04:56:05 AM   #14
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Default Re: Bottom of fender rust advice

Just take photos to document the work. Usually the reason someone would think a car should be heavily devalued due to missing vin tags, is because it makes people think of unreported accidents. If I saw that its because the owner was properly fixing a rust issue, it would hold value to me.
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Old Wed, Oct-31-2018, 04:18:30 PM   #15
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I'd replace and be done. From my experience using something like a rust converter or inhibitor is like playing whack-a-mole with rust.
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Default Re: Bottom of fender rust advice

Drive the car and enjoy it. Do minor work but let it rust out. Unless you want a big project because you want to maintain a soon to be antique car — and probably store it in the winters.
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Replace with a new OE fender, take pics of the car and even a short video showing why you replaced the fender. Any real buyer for your car would appreciate that and know it wasnt involved in a collision.
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Default Re: Bottom of fender rust advice

I have to probably get a new nose piece due to a dent, so not going to repair. I say source out a used fender if you can first. There are so many of these parts available (knock on wood) so it doesnt make sense to repair...
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