Corrosion on 2002 SLK 230K.
My SLK has suffered a reasonable amount of corrosion around the rear wheel arches from the ravishes of the salt used to keep the northern UK roads ice free. I had them rubbed down and resprayed and the car looks fantastic but the guy who did the work for me recommended that I sell the car on while it looks good and let it be someone else's problem.
Apart from the fact that I don't like knowingly dumping my problems on someone else I am actually becoming quite attached to the thing!! I know it is mechanically in good order and that and has only covered 49,000 miles and I feel that for all it is worth it is probably best for me just to run it to death and enjoy it.
I do know though that if the rust does come back through on the rear wheel arches that it will bug me and I will want to do something about it!! I think the metal is too thin to rub down any more so probable only options left are to cut out and rebuild/respray or to replace the rear wings completely, possibly even one at a time to spread the cost. Is replacing the rear wings something worth contemplating or is it best just to move the car on?
Any thoughts or opinions on the matter would be much appreciated.