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      09-09-2016, 11:55 PM   #1
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Best way to repair small chip in carbon roof?

No clue how it happening but I'm assuming a rock, but I have a little tiny chip into the clear coat of my carbon roof that appears to be exposing the carbon below. What is the best way to fix this?
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      09-10-2016, 12:11 AM   #2
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Maybe the same stuff as a chipped windshield repair?
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      09-10-2016, 11:58 AM   #3
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find yourself some polyester resin , put a little drop in like you're repairing a paint chip , then you'd have to wet sanded down and buff it out ,But I wouldn't try this yourself. Or best a laminating Epoxy with a uv inhibitor .if you try to use a touch up clearcoat it reflects light different than a polyester or epoxy, and you will notice the spot even after the repair .

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      09-10-2016, 01:05 PM   #4
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if you do the clear coat I'm sure it will blend in after a while and not be noticable
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      09-10-2016, 01:09 PM   #5
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Take it to a paint and body specialist
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      09-10-2016, 01:44 PM   #6
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Get one of those clear coat pens to fill it in? But if it's that noticeable, then take it to a paint shop and get the entire top re-touched!
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      09-10-2016, 02:12 PM   #7
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Fill the chip with some clear coat, might take a few applications. Wet sand smooth then polish.
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      09-10-2016, 03:03 PM   #9
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You can use Clear , but it reflects different.
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      09-10-2016, 03:21 PM   #10
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Totaled. Trade it in before anyone notices.
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      09-10-2016, 06:54 PM   #11
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I had a chip on my roof and took it into a body shop, they kept the car for a few days. They used resin to fill the chip, they would add some let it settle then add again till the chip was level with the rest, then touched up with clear coat to protect everything. Came out perfectly, I can't even tell where the chip was anymore.
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definitely take it to a body shop. they'll use resin like mentioned above.

if you haven't already, maybe consider a clear film for the roof
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      09-10-2016, 09:31 PM   #13
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I had a chip on my roof and took it into a body shop, they kept the car for a few days. They used resin to fill the chip, they would add some let it settle then add again till the chip was level with the rest, then touched up with clear coat to protect everything. Came out perfectly, I can't even tell where the chip was anymore.
I see you are in NC. What shop did you take it too?
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The shop I took it too closed up earlier this year, they just weren't pulling in the business like they had in the past. I would think any reputable body shop could handle things.
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Bump. I have reached out to a lot of shops and can't seem to find anybody that has done this before.
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Call the dealer and ask them where they send their cars. Certified BMW repair centres should know what to do.
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      03-13-2017, 02:41 PM   #17
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Does anyone know of a place in the DMV area I can take my car to?
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I had a chip on my roof and took it into a body shop, they kept the car for a few days. They used resin to fill the chip, they would add some let it settle then add again till the chip was level with the rest, then touched up with clear coat to protect everything. Came out perfectly, I can't even tell where the chip was anymore.
By using a resin filler you have increased the mass by at least 0.0001 gram. Might as well just put on a steel roof In all seriousness, CF is tricky to work with. I would leave it to the experts to repair
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You just need a drop of catalyzed urethane clear.
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Another reason why sunroofs are superior to CF
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Another reason why sunroofs are superior to CF
NOT!
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Another reason why sunroofs are superior to CF
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