Styling scratches and stone chips

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Styling scratches and stone chips

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ive got a few stone chips and scartches all over my car, the bonet, the doors, the back of the sills where they flick up, every god damn where, was the best way to get rid of them, well at least tidy them up any way?
 

d34noj

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The usual way matey, T-cut for the scratches & touch up pen for the stone chips - unless you want to go the professional way & get a garage to mop it up?
 
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yeh i mite try that, cheers, do you think it will come out looking good, ive heard u can get a really good tuch up kit from a fiat dealer, what about the fact that the chips are deep, will there be something i can use to fill them in, so its smooth woth the rest of the paint work
 

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The Halfrauds ones usually come with a primer pen - clean the chip out of all the dirt, then keep priming it upo to the right level (just below full), then the paint, then laquer (if metallic) then flat it down, then buff & polish!
 

dan-the-man

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Go for respray for a more pro look if you can afford it, you could ask them to build up a thicker layer of lacquer as well to help any future stones not too chip your bonnet
 

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Go for respray for a more pro look if you can afford it, you could ask them to build up a thicker layer of lacquer as well to help any future stones not too chip your bonnet


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Depends on how bad / many though i'd say if I was spending on a respray...
 

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i have a few on my car as well, the cars shape doesnt help when it comes to stone chips, slightly flared wheel arches etc, and the side skirts are getting a little bit scratched :eek:

think when i can afford it, im gonna get her tidied up a little in a garage (y)
 
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Stuart_89
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also ive scut like 3 scratches in the black bumber trim and at the botom of the bumber which i have the previous owner to thank, they are a good few milimeters deep, any wonder fixes for these or will that be a body shop job?
 
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