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Old 07-01-2003, 12:14 AM   #1
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ive got maybe ten of those little buggers. each with a little rust spot in the middle. whats the best way to take care of those? theyre all fairly small (maybe the size of abe lincolns head on the penny and smaller).
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Wow thats a tough one. Simply painting over them would trap moisture under it and show up as a bigger problem in a year or so. Best idea I can think of, and I'm no body specialist, is to take a dremmel and sand down the rust and a very small area around it then paint over that. Any other ideas?
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If they're all in the same area or pretty close to each other, I'd probably sand that area down completely, get rid of all rust, and then repaint that section of the hood. That'* just me though.

But if they're spread out more I would just sand each spot down completely like DrJay said. Sand a slightly larger area than the chip and prime it and paint it.
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How do you blend it in without tellin? Cause I"ve seen some car that you can tell that it has spots of paint all over ( like acne ).. is it the clear coat? I also notice that paint fades over years.. so the new paint stands out richer then the old fade paint... is there anyway to go around that without doing the whole ( i.e. hood ) all over again?

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but how do you clean the top of the engine? I"ve got my engine cover off and notice some kinda pit/calcium built up all over the SC and such.. is there anyway of cleanin it without elbow grease? ( since the fuel rails and whole crap load of things run over it ) I tried GUNK foam spray and other heavy degreaser but none works.
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Drifter...

I cleaned the top of mine with Armorall wipes-in the yellow container. It was never really dirty so it worked great. Sounds like you can use a wire brush maybe to loosen that stuff up, but the top of the SC is metal right? Sorry, don't have one myself. Wipes wouldn't work on metal. I'd get a steel wire brush and brush it off. But I don't know exactly what kind of sh** is built up on it. Wish I could help more. If anything else I'd just get Simple Green degreaser or other cleaner and try it out.

As far as hood chips, I have only touched up spots, and you're right it does look like little bumps of paint. Very noticeable. I wanted to sand the front of my hood and repaint it but since my brother hit my car, the body shop will blend my hood and repaint it (most of it) this week.

The last time they fixed my car, they matched the paint perfectly and it wasn't too noticeable the difference between the old and new paint. I haven't done any blending of paint yet, but if you do light coats and blend it into the old paint, sand it and use rubbing compound.... it should look pretty clean and uniform.

I think I'll try mine, if they don't paint the whole hood. And I'll let you know how it goes.
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Dont use steel brushes, use Brass, brass doesnt scratch up metal like a steel brush will.
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