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Old 06-28-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Dealer tried to fix paint chips

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I was looking at my car today and noticed those 2 chips. They're deep enough for my finger nail to catch. The dealer tried to cover it up because there is some touch up paint applied to it. The car isn't even a week old and already has a water the front passenger side water leak... Would the dealer fix the chips or would I have to take it to a body shop? If I did take it to a shop, how much would it cost? Thanks


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Old 06-29-2014, 03:33 AM   #2
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How hard would it be to fix this? It's on the front fender


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I have a crap load of chips on my front end I also would like to know cost wise..
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where Is this on the car?
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where Is this on the car?

Front left fender


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If you have a syringe, you can fill the chip with touch up paint. Do your best to keep the touch up inside the boundary of the chip. Wait a day or two for it to completely dry and shrink. Top the chip off with some touch up clear coat. A day or two later, use 1500 grit sandpaper and wet sand the top of the chip to match the level of the surrounding paint. Polish to a shine. Be cautious when wet sanding because the factory clear and paint is thin and you don't want to sand thru to primer. If you take your time, you can get professional results. Dealers aren't professional, so I wouldn't trust them to do this any more than I would trust the 5 year old next door.
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Alright thank you. I called the dealer yesterday and the guy who sold me the car said he saw the chips when it came from another dealer. I'm kinda pissed he didn't tell me about it. He said he'll give me some touch up paint but I'm gonna see if they'll pay for it if I take it to a place I trust. If not, I'll pay it out of pocket. I'm just worried id make things worse.


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I wouldn't get it resprayed. You are just going to get more chips. You cant get a paint job every time you get a chip. If you do a good job of touching them up they shouldn't be noticable if you are not looking for them. It takes a little patience to make a touchup look its best. Watch some youtube videos. Its more than just blobing paint into a chip.

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I wouldn't get it resprayed. You are just going to get more chips. You cant get a paint job every time you get a chip. If you do a good job of touching them up they shouldn't be noticable if you are not looking for them. It takes a little patience to make a touchup look its best. Watch some youtube videos. Its more than just blobing paint into a chip.

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I'm just worried about it rusting. They didn't really do a good job of touching it up and the last thing I want is rust issues


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It wont rust if it is touched up properly. I think once you get an estimate on the job( if you have to pay for it) it will make sense to touch it up.
The paint they put in the chip can be removed and redone to look better... not hard
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It wont rust if it is touched up properly. I think once you get an estimate on the job( if you have to pay for it) it will make sense to touch it up.
The paint they put in the chip can be removed and redone to look better... not hard
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Alright thank you. It just annoys me the dealer knew it was there before selling me the car and didn't say anything to me.


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