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Front wing wheel arch Rust
« on: September 24, 2018, 12:48:51 PM »
Is this repairable without replacing the whole front wing?


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Re: Front wing wheel arch Rust
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2018, 01:08:05 PM »
I guess it depends how bad. I have a set of replica wings that I've never painted that I need to get up for sale since I managed to find an OEM set with hardly any rust on that I'll get repaired and repainted.

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Re: Front wing wheel arch Rust
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2018, 05:55:01 PM »
One side needs a new wing as it’s quite bad, the other is only just starting to go so can be patched up and be good for another 12 months or so.
I’ve seen the wings on eBay but concern would be if the colour doesn’t match properly


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Re: Front wing wheel arch Rust
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 02:18:10 PM »
I got a perfect genuine wing in the exact same colour as my car from a breaker for £30.

Its a case of keeping a look out and is by far the cheapest and best solution personally (genuine part and factory paint).......easy job to replace, just a lot of bolts (hour job)

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Re: Front wing wheel arch Rust
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2018, 07:15:41 PM »
Mine is in the sage green colour so would have to very lucky to find one in good condition at a breaker’s yard.


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Re: Front wing wheel arch Rust
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 09:31:54 AM »
A good site to look at is https://www.trents.co.uk/diy-car-parts
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Re: Front wing wheel arch Rust
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 12:59:43 PM »
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Re: Front wing wheel arch Rust
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2018, 08:00:02 AM »
Might order one of these:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132343882915


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Got mine from there a couple of months ago, fitted it recently, bang on.

Cannot fault it, colour & fitment are really good. Mine is black Lc9z.

Easy to do, me a mate done it, followed a video guide on YouTube.

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Re: Front wing wheel arch Rust
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2018, 05:28:41 PM »
Might order one of these:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132343882915


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Got mine from there a couple of months ago, fitted it recently, bang on.

Cannot fault it, colour & fitment are really good. Mine is black Lc9z.

Easy to do, me a mate done it, followed a video guide on YouTube.

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Thanks, yes I’ve watched the video. Wheel has to come off plus possibly the bumper too. Need to have the Torx bits.
It would save a couple of hundred doing it myself.


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Re: Front wing wheel arch Rust
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2018, 06:56:34 PM »
If you fit s/hand wings, it's a good opportunity to spray some U-Pol Raptor on the inner side before fitting them.  They'll never rust again.


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Re: Front wing wheel arch Rust
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2018, 12:40:25 PM »
I'm maybe going to order a pair of those wings off eBay too. Fed up with trying to get some decent used ones in lc9z.

What are people doing to the foam pads etc that originally cause the problem? Removing them altogether?

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Re: Front wing wheel arch Rust
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2018, 03:59:03 PM »
I removed the foam pads as they cause the problem.

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Re: Front wing wheel arch Rust
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2018, 10:36:20 AM »
Another option... not sure on Ebay prices, some are more than others. But Euro Car Parts sell Aftermarket wings... with the online discount code today they work out to be £44 each.
I never knew euros sold these, but I place money on them being the exact same as the ebay ones.

https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Volkswagen_Golf_2.0_2007/p/car-parts/body-shop/car-body-parts-and-car-exhaust/body-panel/?802441991&1&c45826d2db4bbeb7147ca24e14d0365ddae70a11&000375