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I got a 08' Ram 1500 and the rear wheel well paint is bubbling and starting to rust. What would the estimated cost be to repair?

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  • I got a 08' Ram 1500 and the rear wheel well paint is bubbling and starting to rust. What would the estimated cost be to repair?


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Answer #1 | 11/01 2017 14:59
They do make wheel arch repair panels, so the rusted area will have to be cut out and the repair panels welded into place, then finished & painted. I'll guess between $600 & $800, for a decent job, both sides. Shop several local body shops as the price will likely vary quite a bit. Unlike mechanical shops, who, for the most part, will not install customer supplied parts, many body shops that will do rust repairing, welcome the necessary sheet metal to do the job. Below is one of many links for the repair panels. Raybuck.com and fixmyrust.com are two also.
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Answer #2 | 11/01 2017 14:55
A shop would generally need to grind down the bad paint area/rust , apply a rust preventative to the area and prime/ paint the whole box side for a good color match...might run a few hundred dollars or so. Take the truck to a few local bodyshops and get some estimates. Check the other side as well which may also be starting to rust on the inner wheel opening lip. I often suggest to have the wheel arches sprayed with a thick clear 3M product called Chip Guard , Rocker panel coating or similar which protects the paint in those areas from stone chips which can cause the rusting to occur. That might run another 50-100.00 or so but worth it to prevent future rusting. Some products are applied after the primer and than painted over with body color, some are applied over the top layer of paint and others are a clear film that can be cut and applied over the paint to protect from stone chips. http://3mcollision.com/3m-rocker-panel-coating-08889.html http://www.autozone.com/landing/page.jsp?name=3m-paint-defe nder-spray-film
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