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What to do with scratches down to the metal?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by dysfunctnlretard, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    Whats the best way to go about this, besides getting angry and throwing shit..

    My little brother smacked my FJ with his snowboard, and it left a couple scratches that amount to the size of about half the size of a penny. Theres about 3 scratches and theyre all down to the metal, clear coat and base coat is gone. This happened Sunday and this morning I started seeing some rust :eek:. How do stop the rust? Whats the best non-professional way to repaint it without it looking too horrific? Any way to get rid of the rust without sanding it [scratches are small, I dont wanna sand the paint around it].
     
  2. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:28 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    PS: The paint on my Fj sucks big time. He didnt even hit it hard and it tore it down to the metal :(
     
  3. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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  4. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    I desperately and quickly logged on to see an answer and all I see is you with popcorn. You better pass that shit over :smack:


    :laugh:
     
  5. Jan 4, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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  6. Jan 5, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Just sand down the rust before it gets too bad. Use a piece of 500 grit paper, that isn't too abrasive, and it'll get rid of the rust. Make sure ALL THE RUST IS GONE, or else it will just come back. Once sanded out, touch up with a touch-up pen. It'll look like crap, but hey, at least it won't rust.

    You don't need to go crazy with the sanding, either... Just fold your paper up into a hand-held piece, and use the edge to sand out the rust in the scratch. Don't go sanding the entire panel! :)
     
  7. Jan 5, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    Looks like I need to know this too... I'm an idiot and decided it would be smart to drag the blade of my snowblower along the side of my truck...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jan 6, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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  9. Jan 7, 2011 at 1:37 AM
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    YIkesss!!!:eek: :annoyed:
     
  10. Jan 7, 2011 at 1:38 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    that is pretty good HEHHE:p
     
  11. Jan 7, 2011 at 2:54 AM
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    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

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    touuch up paint from the dealership, and a langka kit; that's what I use and it's worked well for me.

    http://www.langka.com/
     
  12. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    thank you. Thats what im worried about, is scratching up the surrounding area since the rust is small but Ill just have to be careful I guess. Is there any other way to remove rust besides sanding? Maybe some sort of liquid like rust-be-gone? lol



    That kit looks pretty cool. Did you still have any residue around that paint or did the paint in the chip blend right in?
     
  13. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    i had a couple places from rocks flying up on my hood and they were down to the metal. I took a dremel tool and took the rust off since it was a small spot. just becareful and not go crazy with it. Get a touch up paint pen from the dealer and you can buy a clear coat paint pen from walmart that comes with a sanding kit to blend it all so it looks like new. Works really really well.
     
  14. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    #1-dremel with wire wheel, touch up paint
    #2- go 4 wheel in the woods
     
  15. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    I wish I could man, But Its a total mall crawler, its gotta look beautiful 24.7. LOL. My main concern right now is rusting. I dont wanna see that crap. The dremel sounds like an awesome idea and Im sure thats the route Im gonna end up taking. I already ordered some touchup paint last night, Im just waiting for it to get here this week and Ill clean the scratch out and fix it up. It should be ready to hit up the mall this weekend :D
     
  16. Jan 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    ". . .How do stop the rust? Whats the best non-professional way to repaint it without it looking too horrific? Any way to get rid of the rust without sanding it [scratches are small, I dont wanna sand the paint around it]. "

    This is one large oxymoron. If it is already rusting, surface sanding and touch up pant probably wont get to the oxidation under the paint edge. It needs to be feathered back a good distance, primed, masked, painted, rubbed out and cleared, and rubbed again.
     
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