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Hi guys,

what is the best way to disguise stone chip marks?

Thinking of respraying it but I'm getting around £600 quote (bumper, front wings, bonnet)

what is the alternatives to limit the look of the stone chips?

I was thinking of getting it clay bar professional done... would it make any difference? and would the car look more fresh overall in the end?









 

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Yep, respraying a front end 'professionally' is expensive, mainly because it needs to be stripped, preped, painted, polished, refitted + materials and labour.

Your best and most economically option would be a touch-up pen from Honda. Don't use halfords generic pens, they are terrible.

One thing to consider is, all whites, on all cars, have multiple shades of the same color - ford diamond white has over 15 shades - so it might be a good idea to go to an auto paint shop, and get them to match and mix .25L of your specific color.

I do lots of motorway driving and I feel your pain.
 

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Re-sprays aren't cheap, good ones anyway. By good I mean no over-spray or that damn orange peel look.

Alternatives to a re-spray, get it wrapped I'm afraid, thats it really. Or fork out for a re-spray then get it wrapped in that protective clear plastic stuff, also not cheap.

Stone chips are a bitch, light cover ups with a touch up pen are ok but they stand out a mile as the colour never matches 100%
 

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If you want to really improve the look of the chips you'll have to fill them with paint and lacquer mix, wet sand it flat, polish it back it up with a dual action polisher and compound and then seal it. However this is quite delicate work so grab a scrap panel from a breakers yard to practice in first so you don't burn through sanding and also get your technique down right
 

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^^^^ that man talks sense ^^^^

Problem with CW is it goes creamy over time, so matching the paint will be a nightmare IMO
 
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