I really gotta stop fannying around ad start dealing with the rust an paint on my car but i recon that this will be my biggest expenditure on the car yet.
I'm going to budget £1000 max for this but this will include:
New genuine front wings (got)
New genuine front grille pannel (got)
New Door (got...ish)
New boot lid
New plastic bit under the wipers
New windscreen and seals around it ...(insurance )
New wind rubber seals both sides
New boot seal.
Now, replacing these parts will sort out a lot of the rust but I will still have to deal with:
Both rear arches (both still really solid but defo need attention)
The boot opening may require welding on the inside.
And bubbling above the windscreen
And of course the odd carpark dent
I was considering maybe going the extra bit and painting the whole car. Do you think it would be any cheaper to have the whole car painted in a solid colour rather than a front end, boot, arches and doors respray in metallic it is at the moment? It would be the same colour just not metallic. This was thought of as a cost saving exercise but I actually prefer solid colours to metallics... Resale value is of no consideration as in any case i'm really just throwing money away anyway! Do you think it could be done for a grand?