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Re: stone chips

Hi there.

Your starting point will be determined by whether the stonechipping has exposed metal which has then started to corrode.

If it has, (but there is no bubbling to suggest it has travelled), then apply a small drop of Kurust/Jenolite or similar, then after allowing the appropriate time to dry, you can move to the paint stage.

Source the paint from your dealer or the internet.

Decant some thinners into the bottle and give it a good shake to help thin it down.

Get a small spot of paint onto the end of an open-ended paper clip and start filling the chip from the centre, working out to the existing paint.

Don't apply too much in one go, as although the paint will shrink and level off as it dries and the solvent evaporates, it is a much easier task to do this with multiple coats.

Once it is almost flush and had an hour since the last coat to completely solidify, apply some thinners to the clearcoat lacquer and follow the same process for application.

That should be you.

The purpose of the thinners is because touch-up paint is made 'thick' (so it doesn't run), and has probably sat on the shelf for some time. If the paint is too thick, it will look like you have used a crayon, and be obvious from the moon.

Take your time, and have a steady hand - you'll have a job you can be rightfully proud of.



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