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    They'll only get bigger and worser.

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    Touch up will stop them rusting.
    But they look quite deep..
     
     

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    maybe I'll just put some glue in there or something
     
     

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    it'd take an awful lot of sanding to level that off wouldnt it?
     
     

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    no, it only looks so bad because the paint has flaked up, once you pull that flake of itll just be a hole. you need to sand the area down with about half inch extra around the initial hole that way you deffinatly clear the rust, clean it thoroughly and then use a smidgeon of filler, that will take it to near enough the height of the original paint, sand it down with a fine grit paper, 400 grit is the easiest to get hold of so use that and then clean it of again to make sure theres no dust or any crap on it, use a plastic bag and tape to cover the areas around where you want to spray, you can use newspaper but dont let it get to much paint on it. go over it with primer once, let it get tacky and then go over it once more, let it dry. now use wet and dry and go over it real quick, really light sanding and then give it a few coats of paint, each time let the paint go tacky before the next coat, 2 or 3 will be fine just to get it up. once that has fully dried clean it and then laquer the shit out of it to get a nice shine. then tcut the whole area, you will need to do the whole area to to make sure you dont have a big shiney spot in the middle of a panel.
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    hmmmm
     
     

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    Maybe get a quote, along with any other small chips on the body. It shouldn't be too expensive I would've thought.
    You'll always get stone chips on the bonnet - more so with motorway mileage.

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    custard, get your hands dirty roll up your shirt and do it. it's not that hard. just use your common sense and listen to ron. we all have to start somewhere i am sure you will be ok with it. just get some rust treatment/protector, it's like a pen usually dark in colour and put that on top to stop it rusting any more before you do the job. you might need to hire/beg/steal/borrow/buy a disc sander to do the job quickly.
     
     

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    you wont need an electric sander on that small patch, you can buy sanding blocks wich are just as good in these small cases, cost a couple of quid and do work really good. if you want to pay out it wont be much and it wont take long, pros have better ways than i suggested so the labour time is greatly reduced. get some quotes and see what they say, if its to much try it yourself.
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    if i lived nearer i would come and do it myself for you for cost of parts. alternatively, come to the meet last sunday of the month and can help you with it then.
     
     

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