i already talked to the body shop in town. its always more than you expect. i have a cab-door battle scar on the side of my front bumper so i was thinking of getting that fixed too. but most pressing is the rusted spot on the hood. i may just bite the bullet and pay to have it fixed. ... then buy a bug deflector so the leading edge of the hood is protected.[email protected] Gr33k wrote:Maybe get some touch-up paint and cover it up. If you don't want to do that, you can go to a local body shop. I'm sure most do spot repairs. I need to get a few dings like that fixed. Someone put a nice scratch in the passenger side rear quarter panel and it is down to the sheet metal.
I'd get real fine sandpaper and buff out the rust. Use some paint thinner to clean out the dust and let it dry for a few minutes. Then apply touch up paint to it. I'm no paint/body specialist but that's what I'd do. If it starts to rust again, then I'd seriously suggest taking it to a shop.MonkeyMike wrote:ive got a paint chip, approx 1/4" diameter, on the front surface of the hood... not on the edge, but on the vertical-ish front surface of the hood.
i cant tell if it was a rock chip, or a paint failure, but either way, the sheet metal is exposed and has started to rust. is there anything i can do myself to fix it?