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Old 01-23-2013, 11:46 AM   #265
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2000 Impreza w/ WRX


Originally Posted by HardwareLust View Post
I have a question:

What is the proper way to fill in a small rock chip on a 2011 SWP car? With the tri-coat paint, do I need to fill in all 3 coats to get it to match well?

I have one on my hood, and I can see there is white underneath the chip. I'm assuming that white color is the basecoat, so I just need the pearl topcoat and the clearcoat? I also have two tiny dings on my rear bumper, and those are black, so I'm assuming that's chipped all the way down to the plastic, so I'll need to fill in the base, top and the clearcoat?
I don't fill many rock chips, normally I just sand and repaint. I would touch it up with the base, then dab on some pearl on top, block smooth with 1000, dab clear, then block with 1500, buff.

Yes, if there is black it is raw plastic. depending on the size of the chips you may want ot apply some adhesion promoter.
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