Date registered: Nov 2009
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Bodywork on a 1997 E420
My father has a '97 E420 with 175k miles on it. He's taken care of it. Mechanically, it is almost perfect. But cosmetically, since he has kept it outside its whole life and used it winters in New England, it has some body rust. But for a 12 year-old car treated like this, it is in amazing shape.
I know nothing about bodywork.
It seems to be mostly bubbles of rust under the paint, and the mechanic told him it cannot be repaired--the only solution is to replace the panels (2 doors and a rear quarter panel). I have not taken it to a body shop for a look.
My question--is there any way to repair or stop the rust? He is getting a new car and I would really like this one for myself...
I do not have photos but could get them if needed...
Thanks for the replies.