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Unread 08-12-2010, 10:17 AM   #16
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I used some rust converter and applied it w/ a q-tip, worked pretty good.

Then I used touch up. Wasn't this Jeep, but it worked well.
Is that like a rust inhibitor like rustolium?

I'm seriously thinking about bedlining the cowl now if the dealer won't fix it. I'll find out today if they will.

If I bedline the cowl and it turns out horrid looking, any idea on the cost to get a new one and have it painted?

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Unread 08-12-2010, 10:31 AM   #17
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Why bedline the cowl? Just do the touch-up like already suggested; it will look a lot better than bedliner.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 10:39 AM   #18
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Jeeps seem to be stone catchers. If a rock chips the paint deep enough it will most likely rust. Touch up the chips as they happen and rust shouldn't be an issue. Only use enough paint to fill the chip and it wont be that noticeable.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 11:03 AM   #19
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Jeeps seem to be stone catchers. If a rock chips the paint deep enough it will most likely rust. Touch up the chips as they happen and rust shouldn't be an issue. Only use enough paint to fill the chip and it wont be that noticeable.
I guess I should put some rust inhibitor on before I paint it?
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Unread 08-12-2010, 11:35 AM   #20
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I guess I should put some rust inhibitor on before I paint it?
Yes. Painting over the rust wont stop it. Trying to sand it would make a larger repair spot.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 01:18 PM   #21
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Well, the dealer wouldn't cover it, but they sent me to their collision center and they gave me an about 3 ounce bottle of paint for free! I put the first coat on and it matches perfectly! It is slightly recessed there, but another layer should fix it.

I'll be hitting the craft store for a fine point brush this weekend, and then tackling every scratch I can find Finally all my days of painting the minor details on Warhammer 40k models will pay off!
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Unread 08-12-2010, 01:45 PM   #22
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Well, the dealer wouldn't cover it, but they sent me to their collision center and they gave me an about 3 ounce bottle of paint for free! I put the first coat on and it matches perfectly! It is slightly recessed there, but another layer should fix it.

I'll be hitting the craft store for a fine point brush this weekend, and then tackling every scratch I can find Finally all my days of painting the minor details on Warhammer 40k models will pay off!
why stop there, start the warhammer 40k build and paint job, we'll need pics of course.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 03:34 PM   #23
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why stop there, start the warhammer 40k build and paint job, we'll need pics of course.
It's a shame I don't have any more now... Maybe I should pick up a Space Marine. Dark Blue Metallic armor would look awesome!
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Unread 08-12-2010, 03:37 PM   #24
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I guess I should put some rust inhibitor on before I paint it?
Yeah, you should have.

Converter will change the rust,on a chemical, level to a primer, sort of, and prevents the rust from seeping through your touch up.

Don't get in a hurry, using converter will help in the long term. A dab will do...
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