Fixing rust?

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  1. hsmith

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    My Lexus has a few gashes in the paint where rocks have hit - down tot he metal. over the two years, some rust has formed on the marks (they are hairline to <1mm in width)

    I have two on the roof of the car and one on the front quarter panel. is there anything i can do to get rid of the rust and protect it?
     
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    spot sand, fill and clear. That would be about the only thing I would recommend besides a repaint of the damaged areas.
     
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    What Lab said.
     
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    In english?

    And what can I do to avoid rust from stone/rock salt chips? I just traded in my three year old Fit, and in the course of 88k miles it had accumulated literally scores of pin prick rust spots (mostly on the leading half of the hood). I just kept filling them with touch up paint when I found them.
     
  6. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    That IS English..... take it to a pro if you don't even understand that much to know what you're doing. :hsugh:
     
  7. MartyFukstein

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    Just touch up the spots with a small amount of touchup paint.

    Life will go on.
     
  8. hsmith

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    Aight, i took a sanding disc from a dremmel and sanded out the rust the best i could - just get a touchup pen and fill it in? what about the clear? any way to even it out, or will it "just look better than metal" :big grin:
     
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    Just make sure you apply enough to create a "high spot" -- then if you want you can wet sand it down with 2000 or 2500 grit and buff the panel out. May never look 100% perfect but it can get close if you put in the work to make it so.
     

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