fixing chipped paint..

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by calibur45, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. calibur45

    calibur45 New Member

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    found a chipped paint spot on my driver's door while i was washing with no-rinse :(

    best way to fix this? can i do it myself or just let a bodyshop fix it?

    thanks!

    this is a 1 week old 07 G35 :(
     
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    pm picus he does amaing work with chipped paint
     
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    calibur45 New Member

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    is he located in the los angeles area?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    PM him and ask him to respond to this thead. If you just keep it between PMs, no one else hears what his answer is.
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    front end of my car minus whale be repainted, there's so many chips :wtc:
     
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    i ordered a paint chip fix kit from paintscratch.com --- i'll let everyone know how it works out :\
     
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    AznRyda キモかわいい!

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    you couldn't find anyone in socal?
     
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    i found a few mobile guys.. but im not sure if it is worth it and how well they will do..

    my chip isn't too big.. im gonna try to see if i can do it myself..

    the paintscratch.com kit comes with primer, paint, clearcoat and a buffing agent too.. suppose to be able to fix it pretty well
     
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    Next time I know not to tailgate people on the highway :hs:
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    has NOTHING to do with following close or not :squint:


    when a big truck kicks up a rock, no distance behind or to the sides is safe
     
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    I have a bunch of these now thanks to the big ass trucks on the highway


    :wtc:
     
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    :wtc: Same here, tons of gravel trucks on the LV roads. Im gertting my front bumper repainted and as soon as the paint cures, Im looking to get one of those 3M clear bras.
     
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    You won't be happy with the results of a paintscratch kit.

    I airbrush chips for a living, and those kits do nothing but color chips--they don't fill them.

    Depending on the color and location of the chip, it may be airbrushed or may have to go to a bodyshop for a full repaint if it means that much to you.
     
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    Well they're not big chips.. just TONS of pitting. I would only think tailgaiting would make it worse :dunno: It happened all within a few weeks, I think I followed someone too close on the 2 hour trip home from picking up my car :wtc:

    I've never seen cars with pitting on the bumper and hood like mine :hs:
     
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    :werd: A big rig was about 30 yards in front of me to my right and flicked some sort or metal plate (license plate bracket maybe) at 60mph and it left two deep scratches to the left side of my new 2 month old Lexus :wtc:
     

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