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Old 07-31-2011, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Want to get rid of rock chips on my hood

So I was behind slow car on an on ramp waiting for him to speed up onto the highway. Next thing I know I have a wave of pebbles flying at my car. So now I have a cracked windshield and about 10 chips in my hood. I'm getting my new windshield soon and those rock chips gotta go too. There not that big, probably 2 or 3 mm each. Any advice on getting my hood looking good agian?
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:39 PM   #2
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Are you having you windshield replaced via your insurance? If so I would have a claim done and have the front end repainted and any dents removed as well. If that isn't an option than order a Dr. Colorchip kit and do so homework on how to apply it. If you can get your money's worth out of your insurance co. then I would try that route, as chances are your front end needs more than a few spots touched up. Once all is well and looking good again, invest in 3M Scotchgard protective film for all the impact areas of your car. Post what you end up doing in case you need some more guidance.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:31 PM   #3
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Dr color ships works great for rock chips. not an end all be all but a good fix.
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Thanks, dr colorchip looks like a good product. Could I find it at my local parts store or would I have to order it off their website?
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+1 on the dr. color chip. i ordered of their website and really really does a great job!
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Ok so I just counted a total of about 50 chips on the front of my hood, varying in size of minuscule to about 2-3 mm. I guess alot of crap hit my car! There spread out from headlight to headlight. Will this Dr Colorchip product be able to cover all this, what else do you recommend?
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Ok so I just counted a total of about 50 chips on the front of my hood, varying in size of minuscule to about 2-3 mm. I guess alot of crap hit my car! There spread out from headlight to headlight. Will this Dr Colorchip product be able to cover all this, what else do you recommend?
http://drcolorchip.com/

they have different size kits, i easily have 100+ chips on my hood, i'm doing the hood in stages, i started with the biggest ones first, next i'll do the smaller ones.

Check it out, you wont be disappointed. i know i wasn't.
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Thanks alot! I'll order and try it out, I'll let you know how it turns out.
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To fix all of the chips on my hood/front end I went down to my local automotive paint supplier and handed them my color code. They made up a base color and a clear coat bottle.

I cleaned the area then dabbed base color a thin layer at a time while allowing each layer to dry. Then I put several coats of clear over it. Basically at this point the area was slightly raised when compared to the surrounding paint. I used fine sandpaper (wet sanded) with a light touch to smooth the clear down. The bump of paint magically peeled away after several passes with the wet sandpaper leaving a flush surface. I finished up with a 'rough' and a final 'fine' rubbing compound.
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