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    Paint repair-rust spots and paint chips?

     



    I have a mid 80s chevy pick up that has rust spots where the paint has been chipped , some areas where the paint is peeling from a bad paint job that I would like to repair. Whats a good process for taking care of the rust where the paint has been chipped? I know taking it to get painted would be best , but I am not ready to drop 3-4 grand on paint at this time.Plus I want to take care of the rust to make sure its taken care of correctly and will not come back a year or two after painted. I am thinking touch up gun ,epoxy primer, and a quart of paint that I will use for final paint job( original blue ) . I am not wanting a perfect back yard paint job. I am looking to treat rust and peeling paint and seal metal back up. Thanks
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    A small sandblaster (called a spot-blaster) is available at Menard's, Home Depot, etc., cheap. I'd make sure all the rust was removed, then treat the area with a product called PHIX, then cover with epoxy primer and paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Severson View Post
    A small sandblaster (called a spot-blaster) is available at Menard's, Home Depot, etc., cheap. I'd make sure all the rust was removed, then treat the area with a product called PHIX, then cover with epoxy primer and paint.
    For rock chips I'd apply the primer and paint with a small eye dropper, or a toothpick dipped in paint to get small drops of paint into the chip. You can overfill slightly, then once totally dry block sand lightly with some 600 or 800 grit wet, hit it with some compound and it should blend in nicely.
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    Thanks guys guys I can see my self using both methods since there are quite a bit of chips and rust spots. All are light surface rust but I want to care of them before I eventually send it off for paint. These days dont really think I can trust any one to take care of the surface rust correctly. I was checking out some videos on You Tube last night and every video I seen none of them treated the rust areas with anything. Just grind off what you can rattle can primer , bondo, paint.
    Edit, Dave that Phix treatment looks like some great stuff , I ordered a bottle. Is it like the oshpo stuff?
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    Yeah, like that. I use it quite often on old metal, and new metal that has picked up a bit of surface rust.
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    Taking the rust off to bare steel is always the best way, whether grinding it, sanding, sandblast, or chemical. The most preferred method is that which damages the metal the least, and leaves no residue.
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    Is the PHIX available at auto parts stores? From a quick search, I only see flebay and amazon.
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    I ordered it thru their site.
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