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I have a small area of blistering near the front wheel arch. Car was resprayed 2 years ago and I'm not going back there.
I suspect it's contamination rather than rust. Can this be rectified by a good detailer or is it a full panel respray?
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Without seeing pictures it is not clear what it might be.
For example a few years ago after removing my car cover (not a cheap one by any stretch of the imagination) there were two separate rings of micro like blisters. It turns out it was where water/snow had been sat on the cover above it and reacted with the paint.

I left the cover off and under a car port and after a week they had disappeared.
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Ah yes bugger, they are possibly rust blisters. Certainly not the ones I mentioned.
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Is this something that can be fixed by one of those dent master type companies? Is it something that a good detailer can sort out?
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Is this something that can be fixed by one of those dent master type companies? Is it something that a good detailer can sort out?
Some will and some won't. I have used one of the mobile body repair chain companies. I can't remember the name off the top of my head but it was a franchise one where the specialist puts his own money into it. He was a panel beater by trade and was also setting up a bodyshop at his home.
Apparently anybody foolish enough can buy into the franchise with little or no experience so he said you get a right mix of repairers who will do the most basic dent repair to complicated rust and crash repair.
He repaired similar damage on one of my cars. It was more or less a whole panel paint and cost me 250 but it was worth it.

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Statements above are all my own opinion and not fact.
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a detailer cant sort that out. That looks like rust (on the assumption those blisters were not there after the paint job). Thats gonna need to be rubbed back treated primered and sprayed. Its a pretty standard job for most spray shops. If your on a budget then Mr chips away. But if you are worried about the quality of the finish a good spray shop should rectify but might charge 200-250.
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Depends greatly on how bad the corrosion is. If the rust is due to poor prep during the respray and is only minor a good detailer will be able to sort it. However, you wont know until the blisters have been 'popped'.
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No point not popping them then? I was hoping for a Blue Peter style bodge, lol
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