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3637Re: [bmw e28] rust, fenders and body...

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  • Chris Trevelyan
    May 26, 2005
      With my Canadian 86 535i - almost all of the not too serious rust is located where undercoat/weatherproofing had been torn away or damaged (ie rusting from outside in, not inside out) - the one exception is my front PS fender - which was a replacement some time well before I owned her - and there is a nastly looking pocket of rust along the seam - I hate to think of what's growing underneath - my bodyman told me that this is due to the fact that it was not sealed properly - so I gathered that unless its done properly by real pros (and mine looks good otherwise), they can be a rust trap waiting to happen.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Scott Gamble
      To: bmwe28@...
      Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 12:18 AM
      Subject: [bmw e28] rust, fenders and body...

      Hey all

      This weekend looks like my mechanic and I are going to gut my 535i
      parts car for components for my pathetic 528e. Out of it I'l be able
      to recover many MANY things including seats, motor, tranny, limited
      slip, doors and glass, computers, etc etc etc... Now I also wanted to
      grab the front and rear fenders/quarterpanels but my mechanic has told
      me that due to the way these machines are constructed, its likely
      theres water <i>inside</i> the fenders and to do so is guaranteed to
      ensure that the rest of my car will rust out as well.

      So I guess my question to you is, um, first off I wasn't aware that
      fenders had pockets that you couldn't get at where water could pool
      and secretly rust so my first question is, is he on crack? Second
      question is, if he's right, is there a way to treat it so it will stop


      Scott Gamble
      1983 528e

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