Mercedes Benz 300D Turbodiesel rust repair continues

Posted By on August 27, 2013

MB_passsiderepairRust repairs continue along the rocker panels and jack points on the Mercedes Benz 300D Turbodiesel. The passenger side (photo left) wasn’t too bad so I opted to take care of that first. It is now under primer and ready for final sanding and eventually the black “chip resistant” paint.

No that I’m on side two, the driver’s side, things are a little more challenging since some of the rust has inched its way up into the front fender just above the body molding (cancerous spot below the break). The jack point is still structurally sound, but needed a bit more grinding and rust treatment before using the West System epoxy and fiberglass. The added “rot” has me rethinking my “boat repair experiment” and figuring that I should have welded in new steel? Oh well, at least the “new” material won’t rust!

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