Paint Chips... is there any good way to fix them??

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Paint Chips... is there any good way to fix them??

Postby Mpowered » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:27 pm

OK, like a lot of people, I have some little paint chips on the front of my car.

I have tried fixing a few of them with touch-up paint from the dealer, but the applicator is way too big to do a good job, and no matter what I've tried, it always looks like a chip that was covered over.

Does anyone have a technique for filling tiny chips that will actually fill the chip, and not be so noticeable?

I'm about to say screw it & get the front painted, but that would be a real last resort.

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Postby diadorasoccer333 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:28 pm

yes help with this would be great
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Postby Volfinator » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:29 pm

touch up paint only goes so far. and no matter what kit you buy on whatever website it'll only do so much. Outside of doing your best with the touch up paint there isn't a whole lot that can be done. I'm about to go for the respray as well. Sucks, but it happens.
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Postby loonibab///m3 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:31 pm

Yeap, rock chips suck, and most "touch up" kits are jokes.. If you want something that isn't noticeable you are going to have to get whatever spot that has rock chips repainted :( say there is only a couple though on the hood, or fender, they don't have to repaint the whole piece, they can do small areas as long as there is room to blend it.
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Postby bkelsey86 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:32 pm

sand paper and paint is about the only way I know....
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Postby diadorasoccer333 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:33 pm

i need to get that whole grill portion of the front end replaced how much would that cost painted
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Postby bkelsey86 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:35 pm

I doubt it would be much more then $150-200
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Postby Volfinator » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:36 pm

diadorasoccer333 wrote:i need to get that whole grill portion of the front end replaced how much would that cost painted



~ 80-100 bucks I'd guess. Depending on where you go.
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Postby loonibab///m3 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:37 pm

Volfinator wrote:
diadorasoccer333 wrote:i need to get that whole grill portion of the front end replaced how much would that cost painted



~ 80-100 bucks I'd guess. Depending on where you go.


Yeah that sounds right.. I know a place in San Antonio who does pretty good work if you are interested!
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Postby diadorasoccer333 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:41 pm

yeah very interested but itll be awhile till i store up some cash
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Postby nick » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:46 pm

i sympathize with you guys...my front end it chipped to hell, so a respray is definitely in order. I'm gonna take it one step further and apply a fancy-schmancy clearbra because the front end is naked without one.
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Postby hnoppenberger » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:01 am

langka / langkra (forget)

works awesome. ive used it on alot of my chips, but not all

(im lazy and its time consuming... lol)

look into it. awesome stuff.
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Postby fcvapor05 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:03 am

You can fill really tiny scratches pretty effectively with a toothpick instead of the brush in the little touch-up bottle. I also used to build models when I was a kid, so I have a bunch of really small model brushes- they are perfect for tiny chips where the touch-up bottle brush is way to big. Check out a hobby store- they only cost like $1.
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Postby bkelsey86 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:20 am

I always thought touch up paint looked crappy....
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Postby Mpowered » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:37 pm

I have the clear bra on my car & I wouldn't recommend it unless you are going on long trips all the time.

I have a "chip" in the bra too & there is not touch up for that...

The only reason I have not had the car resprayed is because if & when I do that, I'm going to go around the car & get any little tiny chip fixed, & get rid of all the touch up paint.

All my chips are at the front or on the rear sides, below the side molding, so a complete paint job isn't necessary.

I'll try to toothpick thing for now though,

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