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Please - how do I fix this paintwork problem?

  • 21-04-2021 4:03pm
    Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭ richardbradley

    Ok, so I recently bought new car which requires care - and I have learnt a lot from this forum on how to create for it - thank you.

    When I gave it its first wash I also hand washed my wife's car and inspected the paintwork up close for the first time in 10 years and found this below - where the wheel arch meets the front passenger bottom sill.

    2 questions:

    What is the process/products needed to make good the paintwork and prevent rust - I'm not too worried about the cosmetics given the age of the car - i am bothered about rust prevention - how do i prepare the site - then what do i apply?

    How do I remove the green algae? Can I use Tar remover or similar?

    Help is much appreciated


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,757 ✭✭✭ ianobrien

    For the missing paint, it's a panel beater for that is what I'm afraid. For the green algae, I'd try a pre-wash like Bilt Hamber Surfix.

    Then again, I'm not a pro so I could be wrong.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,529 ✭✭✭ Duff

    Any decent all purpose cleaner and a pressure washer would remove the algae no problem. I'd be careful around the chipped paint though.