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· Photoshop Masta
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Unless you're experienced with body work I suggest you take it in to get fixed.

Or you can just sand it down/off, spray it with a rust-oleum paint and cover it with touch-up paint. It's a band-aid fix and won't look good but it'll keep it from spreading.
 

· Photoshop Masta
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Damn dude I have rust in the exact same spot. It's bubbling up the paint and probably 3 inches across. I got a quote this week and they wanted $1800, but they planned to cut and replace that area with new steel, and repaint it. Weird that the quote included replacing the VTEC sticker too, which doesn't need to be replaced and far enough away from that area, so I'm gonna get another quote or two. Definitely a wake up call to take care of some of my paint chips before they become a problem.
That's because most (good) body shops won't just paint fenders and/or the sections that are being repaired, they'll blend the paint in with the rest of the surrounding panels. They "blend" the new paint job with the rest of the car so it's not obvious that it was painted, which is ultimately what you want. That's good body work.

To avoid that, I would just get a new fender and get a quote on how much it'll be to paint it.
 
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