Fixing small rust spot ?

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  1. lolerskates

    lolerskates New Member

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    i have a small rust spot where the paint has chipped on my 03 taco, i want to fix it before it starts to spread

    I bought this:

    http://www.cspoutdoors.com/spspgun.html

    I plan to tape off about 1/4 inch around the spot, then use a die grinder to take it down to metal. Then I am going to use an acid etch primer for 3 coats, then paint for 3 coats, then clear

    does this sound about right? should i sand after the primer? paint? and what grit? dry or wet?

    How many coats of clear should i use. How long should i let each coat of primer, paint, and clear dry?


    here are some picks of the spot, it is right on the corner of the cab

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  2. MartyFukstein

    MartyFukstein OT Supporter

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    That's going to look awful if you try that with spray paint. Probably worse than it looks now.

    Buy a sanding pen:
    http://yhst-13811118617756.stores.yahoo.net/promopradsap.html

    Sand out the rust.

    Go to Toyota and get a bottle of t/u paint.

    Clean w/ wax/grease remover.

    Touchup the chip. Wait 15 min. Touch it up again.

    Done.

    Don't monkey with it when it's dry. Sanding/buffing metallic touchups never ends well.

    I'm serious about not spray painting it. Even if you mask off a 1 inch square, it will really stand out when done.
     
  3. lolerskates

    lolerskates New Member

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    i though about that, but its a pretty big area for touch up paint, if you look close you can see where the paint is split, so i need to remove all of that too

    but maybe i can try that first, if it doesn't work out i can always go with my original plan
     
  4. Grimey

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    -Fill in with touch-up paint
    -Wetsand it down
    -Polish out (preferably with a DA or polisher or some kind)
     
  5. lolerskates

    lolerskates New Member

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    no primer or clear coat?
     

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