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rock chip / rust question #104500 Feb 16, 3:29pm Feb 16, 3:29pm
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rock chip / rust question
I have a small rock chip where the windshield meets the roof. It's real small, but on my carbon blue car, it sticks out. It has a bit of rust in it. What's the best level of sand paper to remove the rust before applying touch up paint? Is sand paper the best way to go?


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Re: rock chip / rust question [Re: CRBN BLU] #104501 Feb 16, 6:23pm Feb 16, 6:23pm
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DO NOT try to repair it yourself. the exact same thing happended to my car, just in a different spot. its underwarrany, just take it to the dealer, and they will fix it PROFFESIONALLY for free thumbsup


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Re: rock chip / rust question [Re: CRBN BLU] #104502 Feb 16, 6:39pm Feb 16, 6:39pm
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You would need to wet sand it, not dry sand.


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Re: rock chip / rust question [Re: slidr] #104503 Feb 16, 7:23pm Feb 16, 7:23pm
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I had the exact same thing. If your car isnt under warrenty, get a sanding pen. use it over the spot and spin it in stead of rubbing back and forth, then you will scratch as little good paint as possible. then once all the rust is sanded off and a small portion of the good area is, use some toyota touch up paint.

Re: rock chip / rust question [Re: CRBN BLU] #104504 Feb 16, 10:45pm Feb 16, 10:45pm
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A fiber pencil works great for cleaning up chips.. just make sure the rust is all gone then touch up with paint..

Re: rock chip / rust question [Re: MG_custom_celica] #104505 Feb 16, 11:19pm Feb 16, 11:19pm
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Originally Posted by MG_custom_celica
A fiber pencil..


that's the word I was looking for

Re: rock chip / rust question [Re: MG_custom_celica] #104506 Feb 16, 11:34pm Feb 16, 11:34pm
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Originally Posted by MG_custom_celica
A fiber pencil works great for cleaning up chips.. just make sure the rust is all gone then touch up with paint..

Yeah, Fiber pencils are great for this kind of thing.

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