Nicks on the bottom

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  1. 392

    392 Silver Member

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    was detailing my cat the other day, & noticed on the bottom of my doors I saw tiny little nicks in the paint....you don't see them unless you get down & really look.......wondering if anyone else noticed this on yours....looks like maybe my car was on the lower level of the carrier......thanks all
     
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    my gt500 has probably 10,000 micro chips on the lower door panels and under the door (whatever than panel is called).......mine are from stone chips...when going through my cul de sac all i hear is tiny gravel banging under my car from the f1's.....occasionally i see a small stone fly up past my drivers window over the roof of the car....i clear bra'd it at 4,000 miles......but its chipped to crap.....i clear bra'd my HC at 500 miles to avoid this....you dont see any of it w/o it being at eye level....i noticed it when it was on my lift....from standing in front of it you cant see it at all...have to put your eye to the ground level....

    clear bra!!!.......i will be getting it on every car i ever own from this point forward.....paint changed from solvent based to water....and the paint is soft, but makes you feel good for the environment and isnt that what matters most
     
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    ever hear of: dr. color chip?.....if not Google it & tell me what you think....
     
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    i use dr.color chip

    works very well

    on my gt500 its micro chips by the thousands in the clear....not the normal stone chip you'd get on your hood...my gt500 lower is now covered by a clear bra, so it wont get worse

    dr.color chip works great!!!...for deep chips it may take multiple coats and it still shows if your looking for it, but hides better than the normal old fashion touch up kit which leaves a blob
     
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    I assume that you don't have splash guards yet. I have these and the work great.
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    I only have 200 miles right now & I do have mopar splash guards from day 1......I have these micron nicks from delivery.....car had 3.5 miles on it when I received it.....I guess I'm gonna try Dr color chip...
     
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    Wow! Okay. I hear a lot of stones hitting underneath my car but I don't have any noticeable chips.
     
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    I think I was probably on the bottom of the carrier.....
     
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    Dr Colorchip works well on chips. I found if I wrap the cloth around a credit card or similar piece of cardboard, flex it and polish like I was using sandpaper during the rub down procedure it works better. If you just try to level using a folded up piece of cloth and solution it tends to remove the paint so the chip fill is not level with the surface.
     
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    don't think I did it....I put the spash guards on before I even drove it.....took delivery with most of the protection on. .....very tiny nicks....only I see......thanks for all the input....you guys are great
     
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    anyone know where to find the paint code?
     
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    I run 8 inch clear vinyl above the rockers and on rear quarters as well as front fenders, Also have the factory guards
    No stone chips at all
     
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    thanks guys.....
     
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    If you think that you have a lot of chips in the doors, you better look underneath the car. These cars are not undercoated from the factory and it's going to become a big problem if you plan on keeping the car a long time. Any chip that damages the factory corrosion protection is going to rust and just keep going over time.
     
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    I live in az, & don't drive it in the rain....it's always garaged. it's my toy, not a daily driver, so not worried about corrosion.....
     

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