Looking for some pointers on doing a quick rust repair and painting on my 98 Expedition.
I've been reading a lot about painting, but most of the advice seems to be more oriented towards a professional repair, which this will not be.
I've got some rust in these small pockets in the roof. I hand-sanded them down a bit and hit them with primer about a week ago to slow the rust until I have a chance to tackle it. Will probably do that this weekend.
Here's my plan - I got some sanding discs for my random orbital going from 60-220 grit. I'm going to sand down the rust in the pockets to the bare metal (hopefully without going through the roof) and then rough up the rest of the roof.
Spray whole roof with primer.
Spray whole roof with some rattle-can duplicolor Toreador Red paint from the auto parts store.
Sand paint ~ 500 grit?
Spray roof with auto parts store clear coat.
Sand clear coat ~ 1500/2000 grit?
Any thing you'd suggest I change? Keep in mind this is a beater truck. Its not getting a professional job. I'm doing this to fix the rust issue and slapping a coat of paint on it.