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Hi All,

I've got a tiny paint chip on bonnet where the metal underneath is exposed, but it's only about 2-3mm wide, but annoying nonetheless.

 

Also there are a couple small scratches etc that I want rid off. Any tips on how to get these repaired. I've been looking at Paint Restorers and scratch repair kits, but not sure about these.

 

thanks.

 

sonix.

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heard some good things about 'chips away' - it's a franchise though, so really depends on how skilled the person local to you is... try and get a recommendation.

 

Otherwise, a decent bodyshop will do it for you (in fact a shit one could do it for you, but wouldn't match the paint as well!!)

 

Rich

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heard some good things about 'chips away' - it's a franchise though, so really depends on how skilled the person local to you is... try and get a recommendation.

Rich

Yeah, I had a good experience with Chips Away when I crashed my boss's porsche :slap: .They were very professional and not too expensive.

 

You should at least get a quote from them and see how much they want to charge, you can always walk away if you don't like what they are saying...

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It might be easy to sort out but it depends on the colour of your car. Is it metallic or a block colour?

 

 

It's s standard black (Superblack KH7??) and is failry glossy.

 

It just seems a bit OTT calling in a repair company when the damage is so small... I might try those repair kits that come with a stick...

 

Thanks.

 

snx.

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If you want to have a go this is the best way to do it.

 

Well if you know the colour, get a touch up pen and put a small amount of paint on the scratch. Leave it for about two to three hours, repeat until it’s just proud of the surrounding area. Wait about three to four days to harden off. Use a small piece of wood or plastic about 1”x 1” that you can hold and then super glue some 1200 wet and dry to one side (make sure that side is flat).

Wet the block and sand over the painted area until flat, and then buff it up with some red T-cut to bring back the shine. After all the scratches are done go over the whole area with a car wax.

 

Good luck.

 

Paul

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Yeah, I had a good experience with Chips Away when I crashed my boss's porsche :slap: .They were very professional and not too expensive.

 

You should at least get a quote from them and see how much they want to charge, you can always walk away if you don't like what they are saying...

 

Did you tell him? :shock:

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Did you tell him? :shock:
He was in the porsche at the time! I got a big one of these :slap: .

 

but he was very good about it. we even split the cost of the resprayed front end because there were a few stone chips on it before the crash.

 

I have a good boss :cool:

He know has a 500+bhp chipped Audi RS6!

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I used to have a chip repair franchise. Depending on the operator you can get a very good job done at a fraction of the cost of a bodyshop. Phone one up, they should come round and give you a quote.

I took a car to a local bodyshop (who allegedly specialised in chip and scratch repairs), after a delivery driver scratched it. Got a load of bullshit and a quote for £400+ got the local Chips Away man to come round, same job, very careful man cost me £40! took about 2 hours. The body shop couldn't do it for 3 weeks and wanted it for 4 days.

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