Well, I was thinking about touching up the body of my Jeep soon. In various spots on the body I have some scratches, small rust spots, and spider cracks. With the scratches, some are just minor but I do have one scratch that's pretty deep, and long (probably about a foot). Also, I have some small spots where the paint has chipped off and there is now rust. What would be the best way to go about fixing that? Also, I'm not sure if this is exclusive to my Jeep, but I have some large spider cracks around my gas cap...anyways, what would be the best way to go about fixing these? Could I just buy some PYH Solar Yellow paint and spray it on after sanding down the rust/scratch? And if I did that, would it look bad if some of the paint overlapped onto the old paint? As you can tell I'm deffinately not an expert at car paint...haha. Any advice is welcome. Thanks.
but what about the other minor spots erinb talks about?
Can you go to the Mopar dealer and pick up a small thing of touch up paint?
2001 TJ 4.0L Automatic, D35/30, both hard and soft top, full doors,JKS quicker Disconnects, 31" discoverer ATR, American racing 767 offset 15" wheel. ProComp Genuine steel bumpers front and back. glass pack muffler, Rugged Ridge extended fender flares, 130w KC daylighters, motorcycle light for reverse lights. 86,000k miles (11-7-2012)
That's a serious problem there. Cracks like that are going to cause some serious rust. Take a small flat head, shove it in a crack and chip a piece off to see how bad it is. Your best option is strip the panel from seam to seam and have it redone. Or strip it down, treat bare metal, and throw some armor over it.
Just covering it like that is an utterly horrible idea.
Also IMO that doesn't look like body filler cracking. Not sure what would cause that, but it doesn't look like cracked filler.
For an easy(er) fix just knock it all off with a screwdriver sand it down, primer and herculine the whole thing! If you have a nasty dent some body armor after that should cover most of it. But yeah, it's bondo...
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