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How to Repair Car Paint: A DIY Fix For Chipped, Scratched and Flaking Car Paint

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By the DIY Experts of The Family Handyman Magazine of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 2: Over the years, you've probably acquired your fair share of scratches, dents with flaking paint, and paint chips on "Old Reliable." And if you're like most people, you've been ignoring them. But all those insults are either already rusting or soon will. (Here are eight more expensive mistakes most car owners make.) By reading our car paint repair guide and investing very little time over several days, you can stop the rust in its tracks, touch up your car's finish and get your vehicle back into reasonable shape--all for less than $100. (Speaking of which, here's what you should know about rust-proofing.)First, we have to caution you not to develop unrealistic expectations--you cannot achieve body shop results in your driveway. But our techniques will make the blemishes less noticeable and delay the onset of rust-through.

How to Repair Car Paint: A Step-By-Step Guide

Over the years, you've probably acquired your fair share of scratches, dents with flaking paint, and paint chips on "Old Reliable." And if you're like most people, you've been ignoring them. But all those insults are either already rusting or soon will. (Here are eight more expensive mistakes most car owners make.) By reading our car paint repair guide and investing very little time over several days, you can stop the rust in its tracks, touch up your car's finish and get your vehicle back into reasonable shape--all for less than $100. (Speaking of which, here's what you should know about rust-proofing.)

First, we have to caution you not to develop unrealistic expectations--you cannot achieve body shop results in your driveway. But our techniques will make the blemishes less noticeable and delay the onset of rust-through.

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