cool thread! has anyone actually tried this on a paint chip? the DIY shows an example that seems very minor in comparison to the paint chip I have. Before and after pics would be nice for more "major" damage.
yes - it keeps the sandpaper from heating up, also keeps it from getting clogged up - if you dont use water you will sand too fast and unevenly. Water will make it way faster process and will help as sand paper lube, as well as aid in a better finish. Be sure to dry completely before applying paint.do u have to use water when I sand?
you have to remove the rust first - you can try using "naval jelly" rust remover, gets right in those tiny cracks you cant get in with sand paper. after you get everything clean and dry and all rust is gone, you can start painting, start with primer/sealer then sand, level, etc etc - be sure all rust is removed, if you leave even a little speck, it will come back sooner or later.got touch up paint today...have a chip on my hood right around the edge and has started to rust....anyone want to tell me the propper way to do this?
I planned to just tape right around it, said it down, put a dap of primer on , sand it, apply the touch up?
if there's no paint missing, dont paint on top of paint. you need to get the dent removed is your solution. use a suction cup puller or those ding king kits work pretty good - and only about $25wow. I am about to take this attempt myself. But my case might be a little different...I have a stubborn looking dent as where in some angles, it looks slightly dented(it is almost like a folding look). I think a garbage man was carrying the garbage can and carelessly running it through my left side door leaving a verticle half inch scratch along with that same vertical tricky looking dent/Fold. The tricky part is that, when the sun hits that area, then it is virtually noticeable. what frustrates me is that u would have to go up close and spot it carefully to see the vertical dent or when the sun hits that area which almost leaves a dent shadow look from a distance.... the minor dent can be very noticeable at times a, do u think it will work on those kinda dents?
I think you might need to 'pop a dent' from a professional for the ding...and then use the toothpick method.....im wondering how im gonna use the toothpick on my small car ding dimple..