I am agree with youEasy fix. Unfortunately you will need to take the fender, hood and cowl screen off to get to it properly. If it were me I would just take the entire front end off and start there. I can guarantee there is more places that need fixed. Good Luck. Start a thread and show the progress on your repairs. It always helps others. Take Care. Thank you for sharing.
Did have offer from car-painters about 3000-5000 Euro for complete new paint... so before investing so much money it will be complete disassemble, cleaned and grounded by color ground and rustprotection.
Some people around us advice us to us car wraping - i dont know if i use the right translation, but i prefer painting than wraping with foil for an excellent finish.
We let the roll bar, the ram protection and the load shackels 20 years ago painted with powder coating on complete cleaned iron material but the result about rust protection was not better than just normal painting.... no matter of old material like the load shackels or complete new material from the roll bar and ram protection (own product and certificated in Germany) - today new not more able to got certificate for street use an any ramprotection for and SUV for this about the laws for people protection of vehicles...