Underside Refresh @ Munich Legends

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  1. 16 Jul 2018 at 9:35 PM #1
    Tetney

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    Just had a full set of brake pipes, hoses, and some other bits done on my M3 at Munich Legends in Sussex, and whilst they were at it they suggested I do a clean-up of the underside corrosion as there was quite a lot that had built up over the last 16 years.

    All in all, a top job was done by Adam, who took the time to walk me over the issues with my car, detail everything he would do, and explain what I should also look out for in the future. He also put the car on a ramp for me when I picked it up and walked me through everything he'd done to the car.

    The rear end was stripped, wire wheeled, rust treated, and waxoyl'd, and the results are brilliant. Certainly not as good as a full underside restoration, but definitely worth doing if anybody is in a similar position. It wasn't the cheapest thing to do, but I have peace of mind that my car is sorted for a good few years to come.

    Highly recommended for anybody who wants to deal with underside rust.

    No pics I'm afraid, but the results look great, trust me.
     
  2. 16 Jul 2018 at 11:07 PM #2
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    What was the cost of this OP?
     
  3. 16 Jul 2018 at 11:25 PM #3
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    So long as they weren't rusty spot-welds... :eek:
     
  4. 17 Jul 2018 at 3:59 PM #4
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    How long is a piece of string question! My car was quite heavily corroded and needed some new parts such as a new V brace etc. which increased the price. It really depends on the condition of the car and how far you want to go.
     
  5. 17 Jul 2018 at 4:48 PM #5
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    Roughly, how much buddy?
     
  6. 17 Jul 2018 at 5:44 PM #6
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    not picking at either the OP or ML but I guess the only real way to do this right is strip the suspension/fuel tank etc and get at all the screw holes etc. I done my front wheel wells there and all problems were around bolt holes/grommit holes etc. not really on flat bits of panel.

    cant hurt though!
     
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    Was the RACP previously sorted so then given that there's no mention of it in the first post?

    Replaced eveyt4nut and bolt and coated the complete underside on mine last year
     
  8. 17 Jul 2018 at 8:57 PM #8
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    RACP was done by ETA Motorsport earlier this year. The ETA guys were the ones who recommended getting the rust treated, so whilst the brake lines needed replacing I thought I'd get the whole lot sorted whilst the rear was apart.
     
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    Lots on money!!
     
  10. 3 Oct 2018 at 9:06 PM #10
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    load some pictures if you want/can
    how much for you paid ?

    how much you wait for the job to book you?
    how much the job tooked them to do it ? ...within 1 week ? couple of days ?

    cheers
     
  11. 6 Oct 2018 at 12:34 PM #11
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    I didn’t take any pictures at the time as the looks weren’t important for me. I did it because the car is a long-term keeper and I wanted to prevent the usual issues with 16 year old cars (e.g. brake lines corroding). I’ll see if I can get some pics before I put the car away for winter in a couple of weeks.

    Having used ML a few times now, they are usually able to get me booked in with a week’s notice so no issues there. I would also use ETA as I have in the past, but whilst they do a great job the waiting times can be a pain.

    In terms of cost, it depends how far you want to go and what condition the car starts in so it’s impossible to generalise.
     
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    rbutuning asked how much you paid.

    So please enlighten us :)
     
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    it'll be approx 2/3k lol ... nobody going to do it for £200
     
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    Great politicians answer!!:muttley:
     
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    About right for a good job. We're not talking a Redish full restoration that will have the car looking brand new, but rust removal, replacement of a bunch of parts that make sense to replace whilst you're at it, and applying corrosion protection.
     
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    So what was the cost in the end ?
     
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    Well now that is a very important question , we're fully aware of the financial implications it brings to carry out such a task, so we sat down and looked at it from all angles from a reasonable point of view and came to the conclusion that it came in just under budget, However especially now we're entering uncharted waters with the advent of brexit on the horizon and uncetainty in the global market thus hoping to avoid an econonic meltdown in the global economy , so all in all we're very happy with the outcome and end result negating the need for extra costs !:D
     
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    :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:


    So it was so much no one can talk about it :D if you do for political reasons we can't say one way or another :roflmao:

    De ja Vu....... Kev hey lol!

    Brilliant post Kev lol :thumbsup::cool:
     
  19. 14 Oct 2018 at 7:16 AM #19
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    You know, he’s not obligated to tell anyone how much it cost, and as he said it’s going to be different for each car depending on the severity of any rust and the need to replace specific parts. How long is this piece of string indeed.
     
  20. 15 Oct 2018 at 2:53 PM #20
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    I had no idea that everybody was on the edge of their seats waiting to find out about the cost!

    It came to around £3k for me, but as above, you can't just walk in and say give me a £3k underside refresh.

    If I had a garage, all of the tools, and the time then I would do it myself, but life gets in the way. At least I know its been done properly!
     

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