Dent repainting—best anti-rust treatment?

  1. Biohazard

    Biohazard Well-Known Member

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    So after a rear end event where my rear body cross member got a bit of a dent, the guy’s insurance is giving me $2k, and I’m in the middle of buying a house in Bristol, TN, and am a little tight on cash until i start my next job next September.

    There are two spots with the paint scrapped off just in “front” of the rear bumper. Everything works fine, just dented a bit. Going to put a hold on the body work and bumper until I get some more cash flow.

    Is there a good anti-rust treatment I should use before using touch up paint to cover the defect? Total of about 2 square inches to cover. I’ve got one more salty northeast winter to get through.

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    Don't want to be a "downer".. But that looks like more than 2k in damage. ( Bumper damaged / the body damage will require a decent amount of repair ( all part of the rear panel/floor panel)
    Hopefully you have a hidden damage clause on your policy... Make sure before you accept a settlement from his insurance company...
     
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    spray the area with fluid film and wipe off excess, re-coat it as needed until it can be fixed. The area will need cleaned with a degreaser or alcohol before painting but will be easier to clean up than paint which will require sanding or more when repaired.

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