Paint Chip Correction

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  1. jakelstr

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    Hey guys,
    I've had paint chips on cars before, but never on cars that I actually cared about the paint. I haven't even made the first payment on this thing and apparently yesterday I got hit by the granddaddy of all rocks on my hood. Not the end of the world, it can't rust, but is there any way of easily fixing this? Or does it have to be sanded in a large area and resprayed to look right? received_10156728703185224.jpeg
     
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    If it were me, I'd talk to a pro and then make the decision...I know that's a soft answer, but it's the truth. Until then, and some may disagree, I would dab clear fingernail polish on the spot and let it dry before running around to add a layer of "protection"...just a thought. B5 Blue is too nice to not have "perfect", IMHO.
     
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    Robert.
    Hit up challengerdad on the site and ask him how he got his off/better. He knows what he doing and is very good at it.
     
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    So.... I am a pro as this is what I do for a living. To make it right the hood must be refinished. Anything less than that will look subpar.
     
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    Option 1: Vinyl wrap the hood. Matte black is a popular choice.

    Option 2: Go to the parts counter at the dealer and get one of those little touch up paint bottles for like $18. Touch it up yourself. If it still looks bad, then you can take it to a pro for a repaint. If it looks OK, you saved yourself a lot of money.
     
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    Touch up paint will look terrible.
     
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    Chryslers new touch up paint is a 3-5 step process with clear coat included. It won't however look the same unless it's painted to match. You could put down a couple layers, wet sand and apply clear. That can be a lot of work
     
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    And after all that work it still won't look right.
     
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    So it sounds like it's a major job to fix... That's OK, I've been thinking of wrapping it black since before I got the car. Worst case, I'll wait until it's got even more rock strikes and have it fixed. Sounds like it would cost the same to fix 1 or 100 at this point.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    It's a job but if you want it 100% perfect I agree
    I agree with the comment above. Refinish and repaint the hood. Where I might disagree a little is if you just wrap it the chip will always be there and the wrap won't "fill" that chip. I don't want to spend your money but if you fix it, then get it covered with paint protection film. That really is your only best defense going forward. I have used air brush touch up, Dr Colorchip, etc and where I have been able to get it pretty good it will never be 100% perfect.
     
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    My Cat is new too and I got a pretty good rock hit on the lower bumper this week. I hadn't even crossed 200 miles on the odometer when it happened. It's not very noticeable though, which is good. I will be having the front end covered with Suntek film asap. Rock chips happen, but it really sucks to get one when the car is so new. I'd advise you to try one of the paint kits from dr. colorchip. It won't be perfect but it won't jump out at you so bad if you do it right.
     
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    if you drive the car it will get chips.live with it or leave it in garage.
     
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    Oh boy. It's a chip. Touch it up and you won't see it. Repainting the hood is something to be done later when you've got some extra chips and dings that make it a reasonable option.
    These are amazing cars, rugged and fast. Mad Max doesn't worry about chips!


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    Dr. colorchip products work pretty well.
    Is it perfect? No. But it works a lot better than the OEM touch up paint, and with some patience it's only noticeable if you're looking for it.
     
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    If you get it repainted then the problem becomes the new paint will never quite match the rest of the car.
    I am in the same boat with a couple on my door and mirror. This paint seems very easy to chip.
     

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