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Old 06-01-2016, 11:38 AM   #1
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Guys/gals - got behind a semi the other day (unavoidable) which decided to pepper my hood, leaving small chips. Did a compound, sealant, wax application to remove scratches, but chips are obviously still there. Has anyone had experience with the Ford touch up paint, or should I get a quote from a pro? Thanks in advance!

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Man, I would have tried to get his license number and have his company pay for a repaint........lacking that, try the touch up paint yourself. If that doesn't work to your satisfaction, then take it to a body shop and get the section(s) repainted.
A lot of how well the touch up paint is going to work depends on the color of your car, and your patience. Don't fill the entire chip all at once, and keep the touch up paint fresh so that it does not get tacky while applying it. I put a small spot of the touch up paint on the back of an old license plate I have, and use the metal tip inside the lid to tap the paint and then apply very little at a time to the surface of the chip.
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The bumper is plastic, any paint defects will not result in degradation of the plastic. They could undermine the surrounding paint though. I would use touch up paint to seal them. As for the hood it is aluminum. If you've ever seen aluminum that is unprotected and subjected to road chemicals for a long time you wouldn't like it. So again immediate application of touch up paint to seal it is recommended. Then explore the options of repainting and added protection. Unfortunately 99.9% of us are going to experience issues like this and we all need to understand that if we
actually drive these cars they are not going to have flawless finishes.

Last month at a Mustang get together here in St Petersburg two new GT350s were in attendance. One drove 80+ miles to get there. I looked carefully at both and I can tell you both had minor nicks from road crap on their front ends. However that did nothing to diminish the smiles on the faces of the two owners.

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The bumper is plastic, any paint defects will not result in degradation of the plastic. They could undermine the surrounding paint though. I would use touch up paint to seal them. As for the hood it is aluminum. If you've ever seen aluminum that is unprotected and subjected to road chemicals for a long time you wouldn't like it. So again immediate application of touch up paint to seal it is recommended. Then explore the options of repainting and added protection. Unfortunately 99.9% of us are going to experience issues like this and we all need to understand that if we
actually drive these cars they are not going to have flawless finishes.

Last month at a Mustang get together here in St Petersburg two new GT350s were in attendance. One drove 80+ miles to get there. I looked carefully at both and I can tell you both had minor nicks from road crap on their front ends. However that did nothing to diminish the smiles on the faces of the two owners.

This is how I roll on the interstate...
What is the cup size for the bra on that car?

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Thanks guys - I just ordered a touch up pen/brush from Ford. I'll post my experience once I get it done.

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What is the cup size for the bra on that car?

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I laughed, and that's all that mattered.

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If it's peppered, I'd recommend Dr Colorchip. Much easier to apply over multiple imperfections. If it's just a handful, whatever you go with should be fine.


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And today I get rear-ended by an unlicensed, uninsured motorist who fled the scene. What a week.


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And today I get rear-ended by an unlicensed, uninsured motorist who fled the scene. What a week.


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Please tell me you have uninsured motorist coverage. Hopefully you have the moron's tag number also.

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Please tell me you have uninsured motorist coverage. Hopefully you have the moron's tag number also.

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Yes and yes! About $1200 worth of damage, but uninsured deductible is only $200. What a pain!


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Man, I would have tried to get his license number and have his company pay for a repaint........lacking that, try the touch up paint yourself. If that doesn't work to your satisfaction, then take it to a body shop and get the section(s) repainted.
A lot of how well the touch up paint is going to work depends on the color of your car, and your patience. Don't fill the entire chip all at once, and keep the touch up paint fresh so that it does not get tacky while applying it. I put a small spot of the touch up paint on the back of an old license plate I have, and use the metal tip inside the lid to tap the paint and then apply very little at a time to the surface of the chip.
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Wouldn't have done any good getting the plate number. The driver of the truck or company are not responsible for gravel on the roadway. Only way would have been they were hauling gravel and it didn't have a cover over the top.

Good Luck on getting the chips out. Hopefully you won't have to have the section repainted.
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I believe the truck company would be responsible if lacking required mud flaps.
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Update on the hot and run situation: because I got the tag and the car was uninsured, my insurance company is waiving my deductible and filing suit against the registered owner for damages. Love it! Not going to cost me a penny.


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Sweet, take that money and get a clear bra install, it's worth every penny.


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