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Feb 16, 3:29pm - #104500 
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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Feb 16, 6:23pm - #104501 
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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Feb 16, 6:39pm - #104502 
You would need to wet sand it, not dry sand.


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Feb 16, 7:23pm - #104503 
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.

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Feb 16, 10:45pm - #104504 
A fiber pencil works great for cleaning up chips.. just make sure the rust is all gone then touch up with paint..

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Feb 16, 11:19pm - #104505 
Originally Posted by MG_custom_celica
A fiber pencil..


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Feb 16, 11:34pm - #104506 
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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