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Touch up painting

1536 Views 4 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  jmfrakes
Got a '99 Escort and the paint is coming off the area around the top of both rear wheel wells. I just want to stop it from getting worse so I got some automotive primer and the matching color.

But how do I prep the area, since it is getting rusty? Do I need to remover the rust? I was thinking of cleaning with lacquer thinner before priming.


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You should clean up the rust but it is most likely coming from the inside out so your repair wont last long. It would have to be cut out and new metal welded in otherwise it will just start bubbling again.
I am a bodyman and I can assure you that the only way to get rid of it is to cut it out. All other solutions only work on surface rust, which likely isnt the case if the rust is on the wheel well.
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