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Old 02-10-2019, 11:47 PM
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No... its not a defect or anything like that so it won't spread. Maybe scope out a detail shop to do it for you? If you want to do it yourself, you can find a decent DA at harbor freight for $75 or less and order a light polish with correct foam pad online.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:33 AM
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So I stopped up at a local body shop yesterday to have them look at this. The guy seemed confident he could make it look better by wet sanding and polishing. I was nervous when he said wet sanding but figured he knew what he was doing. He was able to make all of the spots (about 5 of them) almost disappear completely which is great, BUT one of the spots he wet sanded too much and burned the paint off so it was white. He added some touch up paint and clear coat to the spot he burned through and overall I think everything looks way better. The only thing i'm not happy about is that he burned through that one spot so far that it took the paint off and I could see white was showing (I don't think it was bare metal). The spot was only about 1.5" long by .25" wide. Is what he did ok as long as I am happy with how it looks? Or are there more serious issues I should be concerned about with what he did? Should the touch up paint and clear coat hold up long term and protect that area from rust or other issues moving forward? I tried to take a picture but it is so hard to see.
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:57 AM
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It will be fine. In your pics in the first post it already looks burned through. Aluminum does not rust.
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Yup like ^^ mentioned, it will be fine.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:39 AM
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Thanks guys. I am pretty happy with how it looks and as long as I don't need to worry about other issues I will just let this go. I think it is partially my OCD with having a new truck that I want to keep looking good so I was pretty crushed when I saw there was damage behind there.
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