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Ive got two chips on each side of the rear, right above the bumper, probably from rocks that I want to get fixed. Any ideas on how to start? touch up paint or other solutions?

appreciate the advice!


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Repaint or get the car wrapped.
 

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I bet those spots are from the bumper rubbing the fender because of the poor gap fitment during manufacture/assembly. If it were not on those edges I would recommend Dr. Colorchip, guess you could still try it on those spots.
 

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i just tried using the touch up paint from Ford on some chips in the front of the hood and it turned out crappy trying to blend/match the smoothness of the original paint on there. ill prolly sand it and try again another time in spring, freakin dump trucks piss me off with their **** flying off the back
 

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Those are really large chips and I'd normally recommend repainting, but if you're fine with an imperfect fix you can try Dr. Colorchip stuff (this won't look very good on a chip of that size) or the "Larry Kosilla" method explained in detail here:

If you don't put a value on your time, or if you just enjoy detailing, I would go for the second option. I personally enjoy stuff like that, and it's a skill you can use on any car you own for the rest of your life.
 

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i just tried using the touch up paint from Ford on some chips in the front of the hood and it turned out crappy trying to blend/match the smoothness of the original paint on there. ill prolly sand it and try again another time in spring, freakin dump trucks piss me off with their **** flying off the back
I'm in Indiana and INDOT loves using cheap options to filling pot holes and I have a ton of small chips in the hood, its bad around here
 

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I'd love to but im looking for a less expensive option
That first pic looks like there is a dent in addition to paint chip. Both spots need derusting. You're going to have to spend money to do it right. Otherwise, if you're looking for cheap, slap a decal over them.
 

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The ford paint didnt match well .i went with automotivetouchup. They make a pen and a little bottle with brush. Like a finger nail bottle
 

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Look up Chris Fix on YouTube, in his diy rust repair video he goes into detail on how to paint blend, its really easy. I followed his tutorial on restoring steel wheels for my 1970 camaro and the results were amazing, super easy too.

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I second the suggestion for paint from automotivetouchup. I was deeply impressed with their match of spirit/performance blue.

I also agree with dealing with the rust. You might want to use some evaporust or something before touching that up.
 
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