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Old 06-18-2004, 11:25 AM
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Fixing larger paint chips

I have a '01 Buick Century for a daily driver. I know it's nothing special and they are a dime a dozen, but it really is a nice car and I would like to keep it for a while. On the front quarter panels, right behind the front wheel and right in front of the door (way down on the bottom of the car by the rocker panels) the paint is chipped away. Actually, it is still kind of flaking away, although I did hit it with the pressure washer and it didn't do much. I would like to fix these spots, but at am a loss at how to do it. The spot is probably only about 1"x3" (maybe a little more, maybe a little less). Could I do the following to it and have it look decent?

Sand the area down to remove all surface rust
Hit it with primer
Take a couple bottles of touch up paint, run them through an air brush (normal paint gun might be overkill on this size of repair?)

I'm at a loss as to how to blend the spot in with the base/clear that is already on the car. The touch up paint is kind of an all-in-one deal so I thought that might work. Hopefully someone out there can offer me some advice.
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Old 06-18-2004, 02:13 PM
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This is what I did on my mothers car, it turns out nice, you wouldn't notice it unless I pointed it out.

Sand rust to metal.
spray primer
spray primer sealer
wetsand primer sealer
buy spray can of the vehicle color (dupilcolor is what i bought)
spray paint
wetsand paint
buff new paint

looks very good, it you want you can clear coat it to, I didn't need to it's older paint on her car.
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Old 06-18-2004, 02:27 PM
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Hmmmm...... That sounds a lot easier than what I was thinking of. Did you have to mask off the area that you didn't sand, or will the colors blend well enough when you spray it?
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Old 06-18-2004, 03:11 PM
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I masked off the area I didn't sand/primer/paint, then I wet sanded the edge that was left, and once it was even it looked fine.
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Old 06-19-2004, 10:49 PM
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So I'm assuming that I need to keep chipping off the already flaking pieces until I get to a spot where they are still adhered properly?
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Old 06-21-2004, 06:08 PM
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Well yes but is alot of chipping occurring?
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Not an overabundance. I hit the spot a few times now with a 1600 PSI pressure washer and it didn't take any more off (I had the wand fairly close also).
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Post edited. Uncalled for personal attacks are not allowed.

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Hmmm........... I'm at a loss...........
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wow... 3 posts and an attitude already!! ....As an attempt to maybe give some extra help, I will suggest a product I used called 'Fadeaway' that helps dissolve the edge on a freshly sprayed touch-up. It worked well on a repair I made to a motorcycle fender recently. It is in the current Eastwood catalog under Clear Coat Repair. This of course won't remedy your problem but may help in a repair.

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Thanks for the suggestion Dragon. And yes, some people just don't have a sense of humor!
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Oh, I see. So you're going to call me immature and attack me because you know more than me. I'll be the first to admit that I don't know a whole heck of a lot. How does one learn without asking questions? Whatever.......... I have done nothing to you and yet you still wish to be a *****. I guess you can't please everyone. I'd appreciate it if you PM'd me if you want to discuss this rather than waste board space.

BTW, I changed my title. Is it more to your liking???
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I never thought this thread would come back.

meancuda hows the paint repair holding up?
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