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    jeez, i think all my family have forgot i repair boilers for a living. 4 full days spent polishing scratches out my sisters cars. now my mum has spotted small rust spots on her mk 6 fiesta. it was a good few years ago when i did any kind of rust repair work and i dont recall it being the best. so after some advice please, im not too bad with the sanding down and filling (i think ) its more the painting, if i sand and fill the wheel arch how can i spray the area if im not doing a full panel. any advice will help. ta ya'll

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    Tbh mate the dearest part of body repair is the prep work.

    If you do the rubbing filling an primer. And then get a body shop to blend and lacquer it would only be a few quid.

    Just make sure you treat the affected area. Otherwise it will just blister the paint after a few months/ years.

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    Tbh mate the dearest part of body repair is the prep work.

    If you do the rubbing filling an primer. And then get a body shop to blend and lacquer it would only be a few quid.

    Just make sure you treat the affected area. Otherwise it will just blister the paint after a few months/ years.

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    Tbh mate the dearest part of body repair is the prep work.

    If you do the rubbing filling an primer. And then get a body shop to blend and lacquer it would only be a few quid.

    Just make sure you treat the affected area. Otherwise it will just blister the paint after a few months/ years.

    yes thats a good idea that tbh, so at the minute there are small rust spots on the rear arches and i think a small spot on the bottom of the boot, if i sand back the area of rust back to metal and fill and sand, a bodyshop would be able to blend paintwork in, ive always though a full panel would need to be painted. if you dont mind, whats the best way to go about the prep work, im guessing youve done more of this than me. just so i know ive got the right process. thanks

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    tbh with ive never prep'd a body panel in my life. i painted plenty of parts though and seen my mates sorting their cars out.

    best thing would be mask off the area, id go a couple inches either side of rust spots. rub down. treat with some rust treatment, once thats cured. depending how thick the other paint is, you might be able to apply some filler primer.
    then smooth that off using some wet and dry. you can use a darker paint to dust over and then you will be able to see high spots etc.

    just take your time building too about 1200 wet and dry.

    then depending on what you sort with the body shop, either prep the rest of the panel/half the panel for paint ie roughing it up. or leave them to do.

    it might be even easier to ask the blokes in the body shop if they wanna do a job for cash.
    that way everyones a winner, you no your getting a job done properly and cheaper and their getting cash straight in their pocket,

    when ever ive needed my car spraying i ask for a price and then ask them what they will do it for cash.

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