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Touch up painting

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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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I am no expert but Yes you need to lightly sand the area and a small section of the surrounding good paint. Any loose or flaking surrounding paint should be removed.:thumbsup: Depending on the amount of rust to be removed, 220 grit for moderate and finishing with something like 400. Area should be primed with a compatable primer and then topcoated.:thumbup:
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