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Old 10-28-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Bad bad rock chips!!!

Got really bad rock chips all over the front bumper,hood and fenders.. Does anyone know if the bumpers can be fixed or has to be replaced I'll try and get a few pics for u guys but they dig in the bumper pretty bad..
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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hey this is off topic, but i love your bowtie emblems and taillight bezels!! did you do them yourself? with Plastic dip??? i have my emblems covered in black vinyl at the moment but it just isnt doing it for me
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
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and when i first received my Zl1 the dealer chipped the front splitter up pretty badly ccoming off the truck. the dealer order a new one for me free of charge.
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hey this is off topic, but i love your bowtie emblems and taillight bezels!! did you do them yourself? with Plastic dip??? i have my emblems covered in black vinyl at the moment but it just isnt doing it for me
Yeah I plastidipped them.. My bumper was screwed up by the factory too .. But I had 5 chip the day I bought it... He told me to come back after my 45 day checkup and let service know.. But idk what they're gonna do with all the extra!!
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:03 PM   #5
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Got really bad rock chips all over the front bumper,hood and fenders.. Does anyone know if the bumpers can be fixed or has to be replaced I'll try and get a few pics for u guys but they dig in the bumper pretty bad..
After you get the rock chips fixed, you may consider EXPEL:

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Old 10-28-2012, 06:14 PM   #6
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...the car definetely picks up debris and throws it out beyond the wheelwells. I purchased rock chip, dent, wheel and tire protection from dealer. Maybe you can still get it if you didn't from the dealer? Just sayin...I don't have alot of gravel roads or rocks surfaces to contend with here in Jersey, I'm sure it's a real issue elsewhere.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:01 PM   #7
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...the car definetely picks up debris and throws it out beyond the wheelwells. I purchased rock chip, dent, wheel and tire protection from dealer. Maybe you can still get it if you didn't from the dealer? Just sayin...I don't have alot of gravel roads or rocks surfaces to contend with here in Jersey, I'm sure it's a real issue elsewhere.
I didn't get offered that at purchase.. But I'll ask.. Thinking I might have to change the bumper chips are pretty bad.. And there's chip all in the windshield and headlights.. Smh
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:46 PM   #8
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:00 PM   #9
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I'll try and have them tomorrow I'll have to pull out the canon to get some clear pics
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:15 PM   #10
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comprehensive insurance will usually cover the damage from things like "rock storms" etc.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:56 PM   #11
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Finally the voice of reason. I agree no need to mod as there's already enuf for me to go faster than my reflexes!
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:01 PM   #12
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I have a bunch up front. I find more and more every time I clean it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:42 AM   #13
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I bought a paint kit from Dr Chip and had the guy who installed my clear bra touch it up before install.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:48 AM   #14
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After you get the rock chips fixed, you may consider EXPEL:

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A clear bra is the only solution for paint chips, at this point however you will probably have to repaint then slap the clear bra on.

I put a clear bra on all my cars, I didnt even drive my Z before I had it on, since I got it ona saturday I had to wait til next monday. But now I;m rock chip free.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:17 AM   #15
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I had a Colgan bra on my car right after I bought it and it also had mirror covers. I liked it and some will debate its 80's but it was my car and I pay the note so I didn't give a damn though I tons hitting me up in PM's on here as to where I got it and the cost and that they liked it. None the less, I ended up replacing my cover for a SS cover which is more aggressive than the V6 cover and it had some bad rock chips in it. I had it stripped down, refinished, gel-coated, primed and painted my color. I had to wait 90 days for the paint to cure but when it did I had Xtreme Vehicle Designs install the clear bra (Xpel) on my car. It looks good and I have it on the fender, hood, upper and lower bumper and the lower spoiler and mirrors, gills and have my own material to put it on the A pillars. I got it all installed for $750 and the good thing with Xpel it has self healing properties so if you get a cut or scratch heat will allow it to heal itself and disappear.
BTW my old cover had not one chip, scratch or mar on it and I sold it to another member on here who lives locally. I mean that bra kept it looking factory new. Also I had something fly back to hit the front of the car and it put an nice cut into that bra and there was nothing on the actual cover. I don't know if the Xpel would have saved me on that one and I don't ever want to find out but I do have peace of mind now when I'm rolling that I have some sort of protection over nothing at all.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:06 PM   #17
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yeah, looks like a rock storm to me, your comprehensive insurance should take care of that. I had the same problem on my last car and I the front repainted through insurance.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #18
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yeah, looks like a rock storm to me, your comprehensive insurance should take care of that. I had the same problem on my last car and I the front repainted through insurance.
does that effect ur insurance? rates?
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:18 PM   #19
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A lot of rocks in Waco?
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:26 PM   #20
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A lot of rocks in Waco?
I was behind a buddy of mine with Nitto nt505 and I had my windows down and didn't hear the rocks.. On top of that another friend of ours in his BMW B7 got it twice as bad as me.. And thats not a cheap car..
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:29 PM   #21
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Oh my God and on a Z???? Jesus Ive never seen any this bad. My gosh!
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:43 PM   #22
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Oh my God and on a Z???? Jesus Ive never seen any this bad. My gosh!
Yeah sux pretty bad!!
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:48 PM   #23
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Wow, to fix all that you'll likely need to replace the front bumper cover and repaint the hood before getting a clear protector installed. It looks pretty rough and like it is driven on the interstate a lot. The vertical surfaces of the car make it a high impact target for damage like this.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:50 PM   #24
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naaaaah, the bumper cover won't need replaced. It'll need some good highbuild primer to fill in the chips....sanded, blocked, and painted
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does that effect ur insurance? rates?
No, comprehensive insurance covers things like "act of god", etc. rocks getting flunk at your car is hardly your fault unless you were doing donuts in a rock quarry or something stupid. It didn't effect my insurance at all. You just have to pay your deductible and have a good story about the rock storm you were unable to avoid.
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