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Old 03-16-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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hey guys looking for suggestions on how to fix up the rock chips + scratches + bumper fitment + paint chips =( . was wondering what products you guys would recommend i look into.



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Old 03-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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got the car used like this and im afraid the front fender and right rear side behind the wheel was re sprayed but im not sure if its that or the paint is just messed up. appreciate any help in advance
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:40 PM   #3
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looks like it has had some bad work done. Fitment looks off and will probably require some professional work sorry to say. Was it in an accident and u did or didn't know about it?
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:00 AM   #4
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looks like it has had some bad work done. Fitment looks off and will probably require some professional work sorry to say. Was it in an accident and u did or didn't know about it?
im going to have to assume it was or something messed up the bumper but to my knowldge it never has been in an accident. i can actually lift the bumper up on the left side and make it sit flush for a day or so before it drops back down again. the right side all fits flush though.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:07 AM   #5
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my bet is that it was in at least a minor hit if the bumper drops back down on one side only. I love Meguiar quik wax and Quik Detail but those aren't gonna help ya. To freshen it up, take her to a reputable body shop and get an estimate. Products alone won't really help you out sorry to say. GL
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:38 PM   #6
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looking at those pictures, it will be hard to correct the issues, scratches in clear coat, and runs in the paint can be fixed (thats what your seeing in pic 5) but chips and flaking paint cant really, your better off having the car painted.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #7
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my bet is that it was in at least a minor hit if the bumper drops back down on one side only. I love Meguiar quik wax and Quik Detail but those aren't gonna help ya. To freshen it up, take her to a reputable body shop and get an estimate. Products alone won't really help you out sorry to say. GL
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liquid clay bar/megs swirl x/polish/wax
i was wondering what type of touch up paint to get tho for the rock chips on the hood etc that you guys would recommend
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looking at those pictures, it will be hard to correct the issues, scratches in clear coat, and runs in the paint can be fixed (thats what your seeing in pic 5) but chips and flaking paint cant really, your better off having the car painted.
typically when you get the car repainted it'd have to be the entire car not just the pannel though right? should i be worried about the chips turning into rust. will painting the car hurt the resale value?
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:17 PM   #8
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....that was definitely resprayed and a very poor job at that. I wouldn't be surprised if it was some DIY job looking at the some of the defects shown in your photos (checking/crazing(?), sanding marks, etc.). Any improvements will be relatively minor and likely short-lived as I wouldn't doubt you could have issues in the future.

I agree with others who suggested a repaint of the affected area(s). ....and no, you don't need the whole car painted, just the areas that need to be fixed (and possibly portions of adjoining panels to blend). Take it to a reputable, experienced shop and have them take a look at it so you know exactly what you're dealing with.
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painting the car will not hurt the resale value, ask yourself this question, would you buy a car that was chipped up, and pealing, or buy one that was corrected and looking like new, you dont have to have the complete car painted, a good shop can blend the paint, and match it.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:21 PM   #10
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....that was definitely resprayed and a very poor job at that. I wouldn't be surprised if it was some DIY job looking at the some of the defects shown in your photos (checking/crazing(?), sanding marks, etc.). Any improvements will be relatively minor and likely short-lived as I wouldn't doubt you could have issues in the future.

I agree with others who suggested a repaint of the affected area(s). ....and no, you don't need the whole car painted, just the areas that need to be fixed (and possibly portions of adjoining panels to blend). Take it to a reputable, experienced shop and have them take a look at it so you know exactly what you're dealing with.
yeah gonna have to drop it off one of these days, thanks.
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painting the car will not hurt the resale value, ask yourself this question, would you buy a car that was chipped up, and pealing, or buy one that was corrected and looking like new, you dont have to have the complete car painted, a good shop can blend the paint, and match it.
Seeing as i bought the car like this yes i would lol. hopefully my local shop can blend the paint. thanks for the input everyone
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