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      05-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
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Tiny rock chip on the hood

Sorry for a stupid question but I have about a very small rock chip on my hood. Chip's about the size of a tiny marker mark. What should I use?

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Dr. Colorchip works but it won't be perfect. Just less noticeable.
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Dr. Colorchip works but it won't be perfect. Just less noticeable.
Thanks a lot. I just ordered their Basic Touch-Up Paint Kit. It won't hurt to try I guess. At the worst case, I'll get the hood resprayed. I'll post before and after pics soon.
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Thanks a lot. I just ordered their Basic Touch-Up Paint Kit. It won't hurt to try I guess. At the worst case, I'll get the hood resprayed. I'll post before and after pics soon.
don't let it bug you too much. it is inevitable on M cars with the way we drive the touch up paint will definitely make it less noticeable. most people will never notice it and you'll be the only real one who cares/notices.
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+1 on Dr.Colorchip...really easy to use and it does it's job making those chips less noticeable, but ultimately protect the car body
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+1 Dr colorchip, i heard does wonders. I have a kit waiting, just need to find the time to do it.
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If you don't want to get chips in the future, the only answer is clear bra. With over 40k miles, the front of my car looks the same as the day it rolled off the showroom floor.
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If you don't want to get chips in the future, the only answer is clear bra. With over 40k miles, the front of my car looks the same as the day it rolled off the showroom floor.
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Gonna need to wrap it in the complete car condom, it's the only prevention technique that offers 99.9999% protection.
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Use the touch up paint and a product called Langka - http://www.langka.com

With Langka you need patience, and lots of it. If you take your time though you'll have a hard time finding the repaired paint chip. I've used Langka for over 10 years, and I am thoroughly satisfied.
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Already bought the Dr. Colorchip. I think they're all basically the same stuff as far as outcome. But from the videos I've watched, Dr. Colorchip seems to be the easiest DIY product.
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Thanks a lot. I just ordered their Basic Touch-Up Paint Kit. It won't hurt to try I guess. At the worst case, I'll get the hood resprayed. I'll post before and after pics soon.
How was your experience with this kit?
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How was your experience with this kit?
Didn't need to use it, as mine were damages made on the clear coat. Came off with a good buff.
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How was your experience with this kit?
While I'm not the OP, I have the dr colorchip kit.

It works pretty well on small chips and rash. Basically you just smear it all over the chips, wait a few minutes and then buff off the excess with the cloth and the remover fluid. Be careful when removing though because it might take off the paint you filled in the chips as well. Dr Colorchip will not work well on large chips. Also, remember to take off the excess otherwise it'll solidify and become permanent!
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Dr.Colorchips is your best buy short of respraying the hood then clear bra
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