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Default The answer to all of our jcw bumper stone chip problems! - 4th October 2013, 03:36 PM

I stumbled across a kit called Chipex The Revolutionary Car touch up paint System on detailing world a couple of weeks. The site with vids and loads of positive reviews.... Car touch up paint - colour match guaranteed

As previously discussed in this post http://www.totalmini.com/forum/48-20...one-chips.html my mini, and it seems, most minis suffer from awful road rash.

Accepting that on a 9 month old car was really annoying tbh so I thought i'd give the kit a go. I went for the road rash kit as I literally have a couple of hundred chips and today I gave it a try.

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What can I say, car looks like new, you cannot see where I've touched up. It took a few hrs because there was so much to touch up but now finished, apart from the chipped plastic in the bumper which you can't do much with, it looks like a 9 month old car again.

I've tried to take as many pics as I can, let me know what you think!

A few befores and the pics with the dabs of paint give you an idea of how bad it was














And the afters..












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Default 4th October 2013, 03:42 PM

Awesome, what do you do after you have applied it all?


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Default 4th October 2013, 03:48 PM

The kit comes with paint, blender and polish.

The video on the site gives the best demo but basically once the paint dries (a few mins) you apply blender to the towel wrapped around a rubber block so application is flat. Rub gently across the paint backwards and forwards and the excess just flattens back to the point that everything is gone except the paint that has filled the chip.

It comes with a polish to use afterwards but I just applied a bit of SRP

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Default 4th October 2013, 04:00 PM

Looks great will have to get one of those kits when I get back home from China!
  
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Default 4th October 2013, 04:14 PM

That is quite impressive to say the least. I did a similar job on our last car, Audi A5 cab. Filled, sanded with 2500 grit and polished up with SRP. It looked loads better but where I'd sanded in some spots, the paint looked slightly flat and dull in the right light / angle. Gotta be very careful doing this type of job but you seem to have nailed it there!!
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Default 4th October 2013, 04:20 PM

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That is quite impressive to say the least. I did a similar job on our last car, Audi A5 cab. Filled, sanded with 2500 grit and polished up with SRP. It looked loads better but where I'd sanded in some spots, the paint looked slightly flat and dull in the right light / angle. Gotta be very careful doing this type of job but you seem to have nailed it there!!
Well done!!
Cheers mate. Just to be clear, the paint was flattened with a blending fluid (I assume paint thinner) so you can't go wrong tbh. I've tried wet sanding but found it difficult to get the results they get on detailing world
  
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Default 4th October 2013, 04:26 PM

And bought. Fingers crossed.


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Default 4th October 2013, 04:27 PM

Looks amazing results and so easy to do! Much cheaper than a respray what I was going to have! I will order some now thanks for recommendation!

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Looks amazing results and so easy to do! Much cheaper than a respray what I was going to have! I will order some now thanks for recommendation!
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Default 4th October 2013, 04:49 PM

Result looks very good, well done

But what have you been following to get that many chips?

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