Howdy, all. First of all, I bought my green 96 Taco last month for $250. (For those wanting to learn more on how I got this deal/what is wrong with the truck/what I plan to do with it, here's the link to my thread: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...n-options.html) Aside from extensive mechanical work, Taco is also in bad need of some exterior work. He has numerous scratches, some of them deep enough to where when I run my fingernail on it, my nail catches. One or two are bad enough that they have rust forming in them. Most of the scratches are on the driver-side door. There are also patches on the body where the clear-coat is peeling/bubbling/missing altogether, which has lead to some rather nasty sun-fading in places.
Anyways, the point of this thread is that I want to seek some advice on cleaning this up:
Where can I get clear-coat and matching touch-up paint for a relatively cheap price? Is there anything specific in terms of prep-work that I need to do before applying either of these? On the larger scratches, is there really anything I can do to make them disappear? Also, is there any way to reverse the patches of sun-fade without having to completely repaint the whole truck? (If I do have to just repaint, then I think I'll go with my original idea of just painting him camo.)
Anyways, thanks for reading!
Furthermore: The attached picture is rather crappy, because my phone sucks and I have no actual camera, but you can see four of the larger scratches near the mirror, and sort of see a large spot of peeling clear-coat under the back window.