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#1 OFFLINE   masster

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 06:58 AM

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Has anyone tried a DIY method for repairing the rock chips on the bonnet of the car ?

If yes, how would you rate the job in terms of visuals and reliability (1 to 10) ? I mean how close to perfection and if the repair lasted ?

Here is a rock chip sample on my car.

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#2 OFFLINE   jayro

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:27 AM

There is a company here in the UK (also a sponser on here with a discount) called chipex who make it fairly easy to do a job depending on you own skill i would say you can achieve around 8/9 out of 10
https://www.chipex.co.uk/

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 07:09 PM

Thank you. Not only that I don't have access to their products, but they are insanely expensive... £34.95 for 12 paint chips  :roll: 


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 09:46 PM

Sounds cheap to me, it would cost hundreds to get a “nose job” done in a spray shop here !!
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Posted 04 February 2020 - 10:08 PM

Well, yeah, but your comparison is not fair at all. Throwing the worst case scenario has nothing to do with the price of 20 ml of touch up paint, 30 ml of spreading solution and swabs...

Now back on topic. Any other personal experience with touch up paint?


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 03:19 AM

We just painted the hood, and front bumper of a older Malibu. Lots of chips and road wear. $3500. Paints not cheap anymore. I'm looking at $1500 to reshoot the rear passenger door to repair the ding from another door. Thankfully these new paints blending even with metallics.
Is hardly ever needed. They match the current paint. I did the rear quarter and bumper when I got hit 2 years ago and was thankful insurance paid it. Getting ships done requires patients carefully cleaning the chip, using a filler primer to raise the level a bit and a few layers of paint usually done with airbrush. Then clear coat. Then cut and polish they disappear. Chip repairs start at $499 for entire vehicle. Paintless dent repairs start at $200. It's just crazy.

Full resprays, been working on an 83 Porsche 911 SC finally onto the reassembly process. Over $20k so far. But that was total respray, body work, total removal of hood, glass, skirts, bumpers etc.

Paint is just stupid expensive to do right. If it's just a few minor chips order the bar and clear kit from your dealer on your paint color. $50 for in marched paint and do it yourself. Being a solid color it's far easier to match, unless a metallic like I have. Night blue metallic. So much metallic in it it's hard to make a chip repair not a blind spot.

If I keep mine next winter as payment for helping out I'm hoping I can do a quick repair and respray of mine.
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Posted 05 February 2020 - 09:21 PM

There was a thread some time (years?) ago detailing how to fix paint chips. If I remember correctly, the cost was minimal but the time/coats required was extensive.


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