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Stone Chip

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by MarcQuinlivan, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. MarcQuinlivan
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    I washed the car last week and while chamoising it down I found a scratch on the bonnet from a stone chip. It is about the size of two grains of rice and probably too deep to fix with a quick polish I reckon.

    What's the best way to get rid of this (DIY method preferably). Can I buy a small pot of paint from Audi to fix it?
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    Try posting this in the Detailing section - some of the professional detailers will be able to offer advice. On one of their threads, I saw a repair made of a deep scratch but I can't recall how they did it.

    Oh and dump the chamois and get a microfibre towel. The chamois will eventually leave loads of swirl marks in the paint.
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    Hi same happened to my A3.... got a chip little bit smaller in size though...
    I bought the Genuine Audi Touch up paint kit you get 1x paint and 1x lacquer.. cost £5.15 from the dealer

    Done a great job just need steady hand and a bit of time .. took a couple of coats of paint over a few days then the a coat of lacquer , then just polish it back .... looks very good for a DIY joc... :icon_thumright:
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    Or if you have Halfords over there then their kits are very good. The little 'pen' thing is much more precise than a brush.
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    presumably the car needs to be garaged for the duration?
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    did it last week the weather been really good no rain etc.. so just did it at home...
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    Just ordered the kit from my dealer. £5.75 inc vat.
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    My red S3 caught a deep chip after only 350 miles. I used the Audi red and it is a good match.
    Build it up gradually over a few days using the finest paint brush you can find. Model shops are often a good source of these ultra fine brushes.

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