Rotopax dented my door

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    Hi EVERYBODY!

    I went on 1,000 mile overlanding trip and unbeknownst to me my rotopax fuel tank was rubbing up against the paint on my back door. All those miles it rubbed through the paint down to the metal. I'm super bummed and disappointed in myself for not noticing. Be careful with those rotopax rubbing against your paint!!! - they show no mercy.

    My question: Now that the metal is exposed and I have a big hole\dent\scratch what can I do to fix this? Not only cosmetically but prevent rust? Corrosion? And the aluminum exposure to the air?

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    I would just put a piece of black foam or some kind or rubber over the mark to cover it and act as a buffer. And put the gas can back on. The aluminum is probably fine left as is.
     
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    WHOA! Thanks for posting this! I was looking at the same strap mount that you have on your tire..... looks like if I buy it, I need to be careful with the rotopax placement!

    sorry for this happening to you but your post many really have helped may others!
     
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    They sell mopar paint pens on amazon. Dent would have to be pulled, probably coat you $150 or so.
     
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    #5 Dec 7, 2019
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    If it’s dented, maybe a paintless dent repair is possible? Then prime and touch up. I think some local automotive paint stores can mix up small quantities and also put it in a spray can/air brush.

    If it’s gouged from abrasion, I’m thinking that would need some glaze body filler, prepwork, and paint. That sucks.
     
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    The tailgate is magnesium. I would get a can of touch up paint or take it to a body shop and see what they recommend. Since it’ll be covered by the rotopax hopefully they can air brush it or make it a relatively simple repair

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