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Unread 08-04-2015, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default DIY fix/rust prevention for cracking paint area

Please excuse my ignorance, total novice with this stuff. Just bought an 05 Caravan and want to protect the places it has chips/scrapes from rust. This area is kind of like where mud dries. The paint and primer are peeled away from the body completely although there does not seem to be a dent or anything there to cause it. Any fairly simple DIY suggestions to stop this from being an eyesore and rust magnet?

I guess there is sanding and sandblasting and touching up but is it possible to do that as a novice without it looking like crap? Maybe a stupid question but is there kind of sealant you can just put over it and other (normal) scrapes so that water doesn't make it rust?
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Unread 08-05-2015, 08:46 AM   #2
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No, you cant just quite put something over it. You need to chip away the peeled paint, sand down the area, use some body filler, sand it, prep it, prime it, and paint it. This isn't too difficult to DIY, just look up any online guide on how to do paint touch up.
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