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Old 10-20-2011, 06:28 PM
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I got a scratch on my El Camino since its a long way from the paint booth can I just sand down the damaged area and hit it with primer as a way to protect the metal till its ready for paint?

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Old 10-20-2011, 07:27 PM
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No. It will eventually rust through the primer, in your area, probably in a short time. I would feather out the scratch, primer, buy a spray can of the closest color I could find and touch it up. Then fix it properly when you get the chance.
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Just one scratch like from a key? Or multiple scratches?
If only one get a hypo needle fromthe drugstore. Put a bit of touch up color in it and drag it through the scratch. Wait 14 days and wet sand it. then wax.
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I say if your fixing a scratch for the fort time and your still a bi hesitant about it then go ask a friend whose more expert or has an experience on this to do the touch-up for you, since doing this yourself might just make it worst or you might end up regretting on doing the touch-up yourself. Then of course its best that you bring this to the nearest paint-up service center to get it properly fixed before rusting starts. goodluck with that!
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