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Hi Guys,

My car is nearly a year old and i've got a few stone chips on the bonnet and the side skirts. Does anyone know what is the advised method of dealing with these on new paint work. I can't see bare metal showing through, just the black coating they put on the metal so i don't think they will rust. I always think using a touch up pen can make it look worse.

What do you guys do about these chips?

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Nick
 

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Hi Nick

First off I am not in the trade and a complete amateur, although my son is and this is how he told/showed me how to deal with stone chips.

First of determine if you have normal or mettalic paint and aquire the correct paint and laquer as required.

The mistake most people make is in trying to use a brush, DON'T there are special sticks that you can buy from a specialist shop or I have found matchsticks work quite well. Using a sharp knife cut the stick down to a broad point then dip into thoroughly mixed paint and dribble into chip do not put too much in and let it dry.

When dry do the same with laquer until just proud of surface. Let it dry thoroughly, I leave it a week.

You now need to lightly rub it down with very fine wet and dry till smooth with rest of surface. Use a cutting compound to polish in I use Mer but there are plenty of others out there ask at paint shop.

It all sounds a bit long winded but works.

The alternative is to throw 60+ quid at Chipsaway.

Best of luck

Pete
 
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