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Old 07-06-2010, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default How to fix rock chips...

Is there any effective way to fix rock chips on hood/bumper? Mine is really bad and was somewhat looking around to see what there was which I found these but don't know if they work or not.


http://www.paint-chip-repair.com/htm...int-chips.html


If there are any methods/solutions you guys got I would love to hear them and try them out.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:07 PM   #2
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+1..im on the same boat.bunch of rock chips on my hood..some ideas would help
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:23 PM   #3
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:29 PM   #4
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Re-affirming jefmcc's links. Just used Dr. Colorchip this past weekend:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...8&postcount=71

Ease of use was great. Smear, wipe, buff, done.

Drove it 220 miles up the NJ Turnpike 1 day after it was done, still looking good. Will put a good layer of NXT on it this coming weekend to hopefully keep it looking good.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:14 PM   #5
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UoMDeacon,

I see that you are local - is that stuff effective in repairing larger chips? also, are repaired paint chips still visible from like 5" away?
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:37 AM   #6
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I just spent a couple hours putting touch up paint in....used a 2 stage abrasive swirl remover over the area, polish/sealant, wax, and you can't see the repaired area unless you're right up on the hood looking for them.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:50 AM   #7
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I used Dr. Colorchip on my car last summer and still looking great. I believe its the easiest way to repair chips and deep scratches.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:53 AM   #8
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If you know where to look you'll see it. This method is not going to surpass the more time consuming processes that involve wet-sanding and things like that. This is great for taking care of massive areas of road rash.

You could go back and build up the thickness of the chip fills if you want, by repeating the process, that would certainly minimize the visibility of the fixes.

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I see that you are local - is that stuff effective in repairing larger chips? also, are repaired paint chips still visible from like 5" away?
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:53 AM   #9
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Yeah 40-60 bucks isn't bad at all because the very front of my hood near the grill is BAD.

I will have to give this stuff a shot, Any specific ways to apply or methods or are there instructions that come with the stuff?
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There's a little instruction sheet in the box. It's basically:
1) Smear on, make sure it covers the chip, not too much more
2) Wait 1-10 minutes
3) Wipe off with special solvent
4) Buff with cloth
5) Repeat if desired to build up fill height

You should definitely start with doing 1 spot at a time with your gloved finger, but once you get the feel for it, you can cover like a square foot at once.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:59 PM   #11
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Has anyone got a quote on repainting the front fascia and/or hood of their Impreza? I too have a ton of chips, and don't quite have the time to specially detail each chip... especially since it seems like the only way to get good results takes a ton of time...
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:25 PM   #12
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anyone used Langka...gets good reviews as well, trying to decide which to try next year....winter eats hoods in CO
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