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    >>My advice would be to have an auto body shop do the work
    I don't think that's an option. He has a wife so by defeniton: he's broke .

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    I don't think that's an option. He has a wife so by defeniton: he's broke .
    Been there done that.
    Ok so perhaps he should.....ask the wife....then go to the auto body shop. Get the estimate...lie about the cost....and get the work done.


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    LOL. I'll look into it. Actually, I'm starting to wonder if my extended warranty will cover it. I have to look into that tonite.

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    Chip loose paint

    Sand 100 or 200 grit. Lots of sanding on the rusted area (to metal).

    Sand 600 grit. Particularly on metal area and up onto painted area edge.

    Wet sand 1200 grit on painted edge area surrounding (this will dull the finish/clearcoat and allow the primer to stick). Only go about 1/2 inch around

    Tape off area around metal (right at the paint edge) making sure to cover all of hood, bumper and windshield for overspray.

    Paint area with a good rust protecting primer. 4 coats. Move the tape back an 8th of an inch after each coat and sand with 600 grit. Wet sand 1000-2000 after final coat.

    This task really doesn't take long or cost much, and is actually better for your car than just allowing the rust to take place. At the very least, knock the rust off of there with sandpaper and paint with a primer.

    Here is a link that might help you as well... http://www.halfords.com/268.asp
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    Howdy,
    Betazep, I didn't know you where an all around handyman.

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    I don't like you very much. Please post a lot less.
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    No, I know you were joking. My point still stands.

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    You would be surprised at how long rust like that will not extend itself - though if you live in a place where they put salt on the road in the winter, or if you live right by the ocean, you have would want to consider getting it fixed. If you don't car about the looks of it (though I doubt that - people want their cars to look nice) get yourself a bit of general purpose grease - or wheel bearing grease or whatever, and apply it to the rust - this will keep the metal from rusting more. It does not have to be a huge gob - just a film thick enough so that if it rains it does not all go away. If you want it fixed though, don't mess about - go to a body shop - a little spot like that won't cost much, and they will match the colour better than you could by doing the job yourself. Also, the spot likely won't reappear if you have the pros do it, whereas it most likely would if you do it.

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    I think I'm going to a body shop folks. Thanks for the tips.

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    how much $ will it cost you?

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    I haven't figured that part out yet. And I haven't looked at my warranty yet either. I've been away from my house for several days + busy.

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