1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Road rash on solid black paint...

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by _G_, May 6, 2012.

  1. _G_
    Offline

    _G_ Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    872
    Likes Received:
    34
    [May 6, 2012]
    I don't know how or when... but I noticed it today
    Close inspection of the paint

    The o/s/f bonnet front has a patch about 3"x3" of minor road rash. Wouldn't polish out of course. Would it be worth a chipex repair or should I give good old Chips Away a ring to fill it/spray it? Thanks
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 19, 2014]

  3. willowsdad
    Offline

    willowsdad Sideways

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,022
    Likes Received:
    24
    [May 6, 2012]
    Might be easier and not much dearer just to have the whole bonnet blown over.
    #2
  4. Juicy Jen
    Offline

    Juicy Jen <span style="color: orange">Jen – Juicy Detailin Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    121
    [May 7, 2012]
    Chipex worked well on our TTRS, they've got a special discount for bank holiday on at the moment
    #3
  5. scotty76
    Online

    scotty76 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,125
    Likes Received:
    271
    [May 7, 2012]
    Thanks Jen, ordered! For anyone else looking you seem to need to put discount code "Holiday" (no double quotes) in on the payment page.
    #4
  6. Juicy Jen
    Offline

    Juicy Jen <span style="color: orange">Jen – Juicy Detailin Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    121
    [May 9, 2012]
    lol yes that threw us too! Mines in the post as well....there are brilliant with colour matches so fingers crossed for mine. First stone chip on my bonnet :sob:
    #5
  7. scotty76
    Online

    scotty76 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,125
    Likes Received:
    271
    [May 9, 2012]
    #6
  8. Juicy Jen
    Offline

    Juicy Jen <span style="color: orange">Jen – Juicy Detailin Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    121
    [May 9, 2012]
    I've done it two ways....used the cloth to apply the paint in the chip(s) and then the other cloth to get rid of the residue on the rest of the paint. Was quite suprised by how well it worked.....then also used it with a very small artists brush for a deep scratch that was on the beamer
    #7
  9. Juicy Jen
    Offline

    Juicy Jen <span style="color: orange">Jen – Juicy Detailin Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    121
    [May 11, 2012]
    My Chipex kit has just arrived, the colour looks a perfect match!
    #8
  10. scotty76
    Online

    scotty76 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,125
    Likes Received:
    271
    [May 11, 2012]
    Mine too. :) Weather looks a bit dodgy and with no garage to use it will have to wait. Any chance you can post some piccies if you're doing yours Jen?
    #9
  11. Juicy Jen
    Offline

    Juicy Jen <span style="color: orange">Jen – Juicy Detailin Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    121
    [May 11, 2012]
    Mine needs a wash at the minute hoping it was going to be dry at some point today as I've got new black S3 badge and rings to go on...stupid rain!
    #10
  12. Rom
    Offline

    Rom Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    6
    [May 11, 2012]
    For solid colours, ive used direct gloss paint before. Basically it doesnt need lacquer, kind of built in.
    Then wet sand and machine polish the area and its virtually impossible to see. This is of course more on chips, scratches etc, never tried on a bad area.
    #11
  13. scotty76
    Online

    scotty76 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,125
    Likes Received:
    271
    [May 12, 2012]
    Jen did you get a "microbrush"? The instructions mention it but I didn't get one. :(
    #12
  14. Juicy Jen
    Offline

    Juicy Jen <span style="color: orange">Jen – Juicy Detailin Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    121
    [May 15, 2012]
    Yes there was a little tiny brush in the kit....give them a call :)
    #13
  15. _G_
    Offline

    _G_ Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    872
    Likes Received:
    34
    [May 18, 2012]
    woah I havent been in the detailing section for a while but pleased with all the replies... I used chipex do a few repairs and I have got some more to go... if the weather holds up on the weekend then I will take some before and after shots for y'all. Peace out.
    #14

Share This Page