One of the greatest design features about the X100 series Jaguar XK is the wheels. They a big, bold and create a major focal point for the look of the car. However, these wheels do have a downside and that comes from the sheer amount of road surface debris and water they push up into the wheel arches. Rust and corrosion of the wheel arches and the sills is a major issue for the Jag XK and one, thankfully, we can repair!
Sadly, as with the bungs under the footwells and the factory fitted underarch protection has not passed the test of time. Over the years and the miles it generally fails and it is then the problem starts. The grit, salt, water and general muck from the road gets picked up by the huge tyres and throw at the wheel arch and with little or no protection the rust begins.
Wing and Arch Corrosion
If a car has not been regulary washed with special care to clean the wheel arches the rust can, in fact, eat right through the arch and into the wing itself. We have seen a number of cars that needed a complete new arch and wing because the issue had been left unchecked.
Wheel Arch Repair
We are able to completely cut out the rusted area and used purpose made formers to produce a brand new arch. This is made from newly produced aluminium or steel depending on cost and owner choice (please contact for more details). We are also able to re shape the entire wing and recreate the original finish and shape. Our custom build forming system is created specifically for these cars, we are literally forming perfect copies of the original arches and wings to breath new life into your XK.
We are able to offer this service because of years of experience working on these cars both coupe and convertible. We love these cars, we work on them daily and we feel we offer a unique place to bring them when they need work. We want to keep these classic cars on the road and work alongside our owners to make sure theirs cars remain and run as they should.
Get In Touch
If you are worried about wheel arch or sill corrosion then get in touch today. You may have had some bad news on an MOT test or you have bought a car that you know has some issues. We are able to help so call us now.