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Ok to paint over rust?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by IEsurfer, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. Apr 8, 2020 at 1:24 PM
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    IEsurfer

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    I have a super tiny spot on my door that is down to the paint (think a rock hit it on the freeway) anyway it's down to the metal it appears and my question is would it be ok to use touch up paint over the rust?

    Normally i would remove the rust but the spot is so small I don't want to compromise the paint surrounding it.

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  2. Apr 8, 2020 at 1:25 PM
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    BalutTaco

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  3. Apr 8, 2020 at 1:32 PM
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    CaptAmerica

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    Hit it with a tiny dab of rust inhibitor. I'd recommend a little larger sanding and spot paint, but considering the depth and breadth of that trail rash a bit of inhibitor and a touch-up pen two days later should be good.
     
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  4. Apr 8, 2020 at 1:37 PM
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    rnish

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    You can use rusty metal primer. Clean any flaky rust.
     
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    Touch up pen and forget.
     
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    Rust, dents, miles, extra metal.
    I only prep the places where I want the paint to stick.
     
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    Sanding stick/pen

    Then prime, color, clear
     
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  12. Apr 8, 2020 at 4:08 PM
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    The worst reply in the history of the internet, EVER! If you don't really know, just STFU!
     
  13. Apr 8, 2020 at 4:26 PM
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  14. Apr 8, 2020 at 4:54 PM
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    In his defense, OP is in SoCal. Thankfully rust is not exactly an issue here
     
  15. Apr 8, 2020 at 5:05 PM
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    If you buy the touch up paint from the dealer, it has a tiny sanding top that you can use to clean out the rust before using the touch up paint.
     
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  16. Apr 8, 2020 at 5:09 PM
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    Don't know if it's the worst reply in the history of the internet ever, but you're right horrible advice. Cover the rust with paint and it will throw the covers on the floor.
     
  17. Apr 8, 2020 at 5:14 PM
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    Painting over rust just means to paint a larger area later. Remove the rust, treat the bare metal with a primer, then paint & clearcoat (if you have clearcoat).
     
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  18. Apr 9, 2020 at 3:18 AM
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    OK, maybe I exaggerated a bit. I guess I've seen much worse on this forum, but I maintain that if you really don't know the answer...
     
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  19. Apr 9, 2020 at 5:25 AM
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    Better off just sanding it down and painting over it. Itll just spread like cancer if you leave it, then youll have the bubbled up cancer look thatll require much more to fix.
     
  20. Apr 9, 2020 at 5:34 AM
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