July 23, 2006 8:41 PM Subscribe
How do I go about executing minimal, but adequate repairs to a damaged car paint job?
posted by ChrisR to travel & transportation (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I made a clumsy driving decision, and scraped the side of my sister's 10-year-old truck something fierce, rubbing it along a yellow-painted cement barrier post. The post is fine, thanks for asking, but there's a fair amount of yellow paint left on the truck that I'd like to remove, and there's some paint scraped away that I'd like to repair in some fashion.
The colour is not a common one anymore, although it was in its time, and the truck itself is one of those small, fuel-efficient Japanese-made units that isnt really popular around the scrap yard scene. Moreover, all the damage is cosmetic, so I'd view a panel replacement as a bit out of line.
So, how do I clean the yellow paint off, and how do I touch up/repair the underlying paint job?