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Rust chip

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Aidy06, Jun 6, 2013.

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    Just had car cleaned and noticed a paint chip that has gone rusty, it's roughly the size of a 5 pence piece. Should I be concerned about this? Will it spread? Just been to 'Halfrauds' for a touch up pen but they don't have a lava grey, any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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    I would address that asap before it spreads, lifts paint/lacquer.
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    Whats the best thing to do with it mate? Address it myself or should I get somebody to do it?
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    Something that large, get it done properly, no offense.
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    No offence taken Nigel, any idea how much I should be looking at paying for something like this? Now I need to find somewhere to do it, anybody any recommendations around the Mancehster area? Thanks
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    Pass, looks like the rear quarter panel, so if they do below the trim line only with a good colour match, then shouldn't be too bad, may require that panel, hard to tell without rubbing back, but it has some other chips above it anyway, just find a few paint shops fella.
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    Cheers, I'll rings around a few today. Any good things to say about 'Chips Away'?
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    Firstly, needs rust neutralised before painting.
    My car had a deep chip on the bonnet. Place bought car from had it repaired to an invisible finish.
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