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Type R Stone Chips Night Hawk Black !!

Hi My car has took a heck of a battering from all the grit and gravel over the winter has anyone any ideas where i can get some touch up paint or know of any decent spray shops or touch up suggestions ?? i would go to Honda Devries but think they will just have my life


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My previous Civic in NHB looked like the bonnet had been sprayed white when I changed it!

You're fighting a losing battle!
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Nightmare ive used some Black T Cut but it still aint great im seriously regretting getting a black car will be silver next time
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My new Civic is Galaxy Grey and apart from some chips the first week I got it, its been ok since.
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Get a Turtle Wax Chip Stick...Its particularly good at covering up stone chips on a black car....

failing that...Halfords do a repair kit
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oh mate its awful Ive rang up Halfords theyve got a Subcontract with a company called Shine prices start from 65.00 to remove the chips or scratches.You just need to pop into a Halfords Shop and theyll give you a quote. Think ill go tommorow or alternatively you can buy the touch up paint from halfords at 10.50 but i rather pay the extra and get it done by a proffesional.
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Why not wait until you sell your car, you'll have to do it all over again?

I suppose its not much fun looking at it though.
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It's not just the Euro Civic's. The US models have the same dreaded rock chip problem as well.
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Honda touch up paint from the dealer is very cheap, it will see you through until the inevitable respray is needed.
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I Just dont understand why the FN2 is so vunerable to Stone chips ?? My mate has a Black EP3 and its on an 03 Plate he has no problems apart from swirls. Have Honda used a cheaper/watered down paint ???
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My previous gen Civic (2005) had plenty of stonechips, its not a new problem.
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Why not wait until you sell your car, you'll have to do it all over again?

I suppose its not much fun looking at it though.
It aint mate and my mate who own's a garrage has told me to wait as well but im like a kid I just cant wait. How much do you think itd be for a Bonet respray and 2 x wings ??
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I don't have a clue on that, sorry!
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Think what ill do is take a Picture with the stonechips then take it to Halfords let them see if they can tidy it up then take another picture ill post em once job done.
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There might be some threads with some prices already on the forum, you could try a quick search.
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I Just dont understand why the FN2 is so vunerable to Stone chips ?? My mate has a Black EP3 and its on an 03 Plate he has no problems apart from swirls. Have Honda used a cheaper/watered down paint ???
In one word....Yes
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I would touch up the larger ones with the honda touch up paint. Try to put a small amount in the centre of chip, then before it is fully hard, polish the 'over paint' off using a very light abrasive polish such as Auto Glym Super Resin Polish. (you can also thin the 'overpaint' area out by dragging the side of your thumb over the still wet paint, this leaves paint in the chip and not much to polish off on the existing paint, just like using polyfilla!!!)

After a bit of practise, (which you'll get plenty of with the civic!), you'll just be left with a small painted dimple, with no 'over paint' surrounding the chip. Just keep repeating until your happy with the result.

P.S Alabaster Silver is also a mare for stone chips
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You might find this useful too....

Repairing Paint Chips & Scratches
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Repairing Paint Chips & Scratches

Interesting reading, and got a couple of tips, although i don't think i'm ready to use sand paper on the civic's paint yet. Probably just go straight through.
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