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Old 06-04-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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Paint touchups. Ways to prep?

I did a search to no avail. Maybe some of you can offer some advice. This weekend I washed and cleaned the car all up. Well as I was doing my sheeting rinse on the top of the car the hose slipped out of my hand and smacked the roof about and inch away from the back of the sunroof edge. Well needless to say I was pretty pissed. It literally chipped a piece the size of a ring finger nail away. Completely down to bare metal. I have 1 other chip on the front bumper directly at the point. Do you think layering it with touchup paint would work so as not be able to tell or have a bodyshop attempt to fix it? Also I have a real hard time with taking my car to the bodyshop Good or Bad. I keep my car clean and no matter what I would get filthy with all the Bodyshop dust, debri etc. My Question is would layering Curran wrap or the clear carpet covering on the entire car except the areas to be fixed help with keeping it clean and protecting it? Your thoughts are welcomed. Thanks all
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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I did a search to no avail. Maybe some of you can offer some advice. This weekend I washed and cleaned the car all up. Well as I was doing my sheeting rinse on the top of the car the hose slipped out of my hand and smacked the roof about and inch away from the back of the sunroof edge. Well needless to say I was pretty pissed. It literally chipped a piece the size of a ring finger nail away. Completely down to bare metal. I have 1 other chip on the front bumper directly at the point. Do you think layering it with touchup paint would work so as not be able to tell or have a bodyshop attempt to fix it? Also I have a real hard time with taking my car to the bodyshop Good or Bad. I keep my car clean and no matter what I would get filthy with all the Bodyshop dust, debri etc. My Question is would layering Curran wrap or the clear carpet covering on the entire car except the areas to be fixed help with keeping it clean and protecting it? Your thoughts are welcomed. Thanks all
That's a huge chip to fill by hand. Sounds like you're in for a respray to make it right.

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Old 06-05-2012, 06:11 AM   #3
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Thats what I'm thinking also after looking at it more. I'm sure your know what kinda mess a bodyshop can make on a vehicle. You thing using that clear carpet protector or curran wrap to cover the rest of the car to potect from all the dust and overspray would work? Thoughts?
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