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Please help!! Ford KA bad corrosion watch

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    Hi. So I baught first car being a 05 ford Ka. Only want it to last a few months really. Been a new driver ect, rust issues!! Does anyone know how much roughly to repair a sill. Its near the main structural part. I only paid 150 for it everything else is ok and works it's just the outer body. Wish I would of steered clear from this make and model 😑
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi. So I baught first car being a 05 ford Ka. Only want it to last a few months really. Been a new driver ect, rust issues!! Does anyone know how much roughly to repair a sill. Its near the main structural part. I only paid 150 for it everything else is ok and works it's just the outer body. Wish I would of steered clear from this make and model 😑
    That's a Ford Ka for you.
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    That's a Ford for you.
    Better :smug:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi. So I baught first car being a 05 ford Ka. Only want it to last a few months really. Been a new driver ect, rust issues!! Does anyone know how much roughly to repair a sill. Its near the main structural part. I only paid 150 for it everything else is ok and works it's just the outer body. Wish I would of steered clear from this make and model 😑
    Ford ka's (at least the old shape anyway) are well known for going completely rusty. And they dont just go rusty, they go completely rotten.
    Personally i wouldnt touch one with a 10 foot bargepole.
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    Two "community assistants" and a "support team" person and all you get is smugness :rolleyes:

    As it's an old car, if it's purely bodywork and nothing structural, you could have a go at clearing it up yourself. All you need is a dremel or a drill with a sanding attachment to take away the rust, then spray over with paint and something to seal it in.

    If you pay someone to do it for you it'll probably cost £100-150.

    If the rust goes almost the whole way through the metal then it might be unrepairable.

    If it's affecting a structural part then I wouldn't try doing it yourself, and it could cost a fair bit more if they need to start welding onto it, at which point on a £150 car it probably isn't worth doing. The rust will still be there somewhere and could bite (especially when it comes to MOT). It'd probably be more economical to weigh the car in for scrap - should get £100 - and buy something else.
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    T It'd probably be more economical to weigh the car in for scrap - should get £100 - and buy something else.
    Won't get even close to £100 I'm afraid, scrap metal value isn't great, I got £52 for a similar age focus after a lot of ringing around, which is a bit heavier. I do agree with the rest of what you have said though. But if it were just cosmetic I would save the effort.
 
 
 
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