ChipEx - stone chip kit experiences?

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ChipEx - stone chip kit experiences?

Post by Metrics » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:27 pm

Does anyone have experience of using this kit? Need to order one in Alpina Blue so any experience of the kit with Individual shades would be particularly helpful.

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Post by m4rt1n » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:05 am

I used one for the bonnet on the D5 in Sapphire black metallic to do the stone chips. It needs a little practice to get good results but colour match was excellent.

For the larger chips I used a number of layers of paint and left it proud. I then rubbed it down with 2000 and 3000 grit wet and dry and polished out with a DA.

Then polished the whole bonnet and waxed it.
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Re: ChipEx - stone chip kit experiences?

Post by MCB » Fri May 31, 2019 5:46 pm

We used one of these kits when we bought our E36 Touring 5 years ago. The whole front of the car had a very serious case of road rash obtained after spending 4 years in South Africa. People said the only way was to repaint the complete front of the car. We spent a complete weekend using a ChipEx kit and it completely transformed the car. You would never know and 5 years on it is still looking good. No trouble with colour match either. The lacquer is mixed in with the paint so it is just a single application. Highly recommended.
1997 E36 Alpina B3 3.2 Touring. No.66
1998 E36 1.8 Touring
1989 E30 M3.
2004 E60 530D
2004 Vauxhall Signum (for the shopping)
2002 E39 M5 (Sold)

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