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a bad chip in the paint

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lentsnh, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Dec 29, 2008 at 9:47 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    When i was detailing my truck today (looks awesome and im not even done:started at 9:30 this morning) and I noticed a chip in the roof and paint and it has rusted... Would wax keep the rust from spreading? but i think its too late for that (dumb question)
     
  2. Dec 30, 2008 at 12:19 AM
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    wax wont help it. you need to stop the rust. tape it off and do a bit of rustoleum paint. glad its on the roof so you wont see it..
     
  3. Dec 30, 2008 at 4:11 AM
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    I would remove the rust first, either by sanding or with naval jelly or the like. If you haven't sanded it smooth do so. Then tape off and spray some automotive primer on the sanded area. Get your paint code (usually located on the front fender) and order a pint of matching paint from the local dealer. Even if you have to brush it on it will look better than just plain primer. If you can get a spray gun to put the paint on it will look even better. Then get a spray can of clear coat and do two coats over an area a little larger than the treated area to tie it in.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2008 at 7:53 AM
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    Just take it to a local auto body shop and get an estimate on having it done right! Remember, besides your house, your truck is probably the next biggest investment you have made so I would take care of it and have the work done the right way if it were my truck! I plan on keeping mine...actually my wife said I was not getting another new truck anytime soon :ballchain:
     
  5. Dec 30, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    You know.. there was this product i saw the other day.. It’s basically a spray can but you can take it apart and add in any paint you want into it. That would be ideal! It had two cans, one with the air pressure in it, and one you screw in the paint. Then the two cans connect together and you just use it like a spray paint can. The spray nozzle is supposed to be better than a regular can too. Try some searches at automotive painter supplies. I bet they'll know what I’m talking about

    BUT I’ll reiterate – make sure to sand and prime before painting. Good luck
     
  6. Dec 30, 2008 at 9:44 AM
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    Ill try that but that sounds like a BIG job just for a chip that is about the size of a standard nail head
     
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