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Damn those are difficult to fix, I got quite a lot of stone chips on the car.

Bought the Saab paint touch up pen and Halfords chip repair kit. Both these are totally useless, maybe it's my dodgy paint skills but it's almost avoidable to make a blob.

Even the Saab paint looks mismatched with the original colour, if I add the laqure layer the blob is even more visible.

I've only tried on a couple tiny spots, from the trial difficulty, I don't have confidence to work on the big chips ont he bonnet using these tools.

Is there any other chip scratch repair system out there easy to use and make the car look worse off?

In the mean time I've used Turtlewax Chipstik to fill up the scratches it looks okay but the colour don't match, only if they do these in Saab colours....
 

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If you've got a lot of stone chips, you may be better off getting a quote from a good bodyshop rather than doing it yourself.

Or hire a mobile professional to touch up your car, but depending on how bad it is, they may recommend you take the car to a bodyshop.
 
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Its almost imposible to paint loads of chips and get a good finish (Well in my experience) The key is to get a really fine art brush, and ensure that the paint and the surface to be painted are warm. Then just one really thin coat at a time letting each coat dry first. Takes time but it gives a much better finish when you finaly cut it back , than the ole big blob method. ;)
 

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Katsura, have you heard of a company called Chipsaway? Do a search on them, their name suggests what they do, they specialise in small bodywork flaws and general paintwork repairs.:cool:
 

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Finn said:
Its almost imposible to paint loads of chips and get a good finish (Well in my experience) The key is to get a really fine art brush, and ensure that the paint and the surface to be painted are warm. Then just one really thin coat at a time letting each coat dry first. Takes time but it gives a much better finish when you finaly cut it back , than the ole big blob method. ;)
I totally endorse all the above. I usually give the touch-up tin 10 minutes or so in hot water before I get to work to thin the paint a bit and as far as applying paint goes, less is definately more!
 

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If you've got a lot of stone chips, you may be better off getting a quote from a good bodyshop rather than doing it yourself.

Or hire a mobile professional to touch up your car, but depending on how bad it is, they may recommend you take the car to a bodyshop.
I agree, infact the chips away guys suggested it as they thought the car would look like a bad dot to dot picture if they did it, the respray was cheaper than I thought too ;)
 

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But how many times did he do it before he got it right Chris? :cry:



Chris 9-5 said:
I agree, infact the chips away guys suggested it as they thought the car would look like a bad dot to dot picture if they did it, the respray was cheaper than I thought too ;)
 

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But how many times did he do it before he got it right Chris? :cry:
Three but I only paid once :cheesy:
 

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Chris how much did you pay for the bonnet to be sprayed?
Bonnet + front bumper + rear bumper £350 IIRC
 

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I find using a toothpick instead of the clumsy 'inkey' style applicator to be better. I use the touch up pens from the dealer as they are the same price as Halfords and should be a better match.

I also tend to put on a spot or 'kurust' or 'rust remedy' before putting on the paint as it builds up the hole faster and also stops the chip from bubbling over into a rust blemish.
 

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I got a local mobile guy to do mine (bottom of the front skirt, some scuffs on the bumper + some stone chips)

DId a fairly good job for not much money. Other than that the other option was the body shop.

Have a look for a local mobile repair guy and get a quote. The saving in time and effort alone were worth it for me
 

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AS the guy with the scratches is in the UK, it wont be very local to him :D

I guess he would have to charge more than $75 per panel to make it worth his while.

But I agree with the idea of a local guy to paint it, you just need to look, there seem to be quite a few about
 

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AS the guy with the scratches is in the UK, it wont be very local to him :D

I guess he would have to charge more than $75 per panel to make it worth his while.

But I agree with the idea of a local guy to paint it, you just need to look, there seem to be quite a few about
:D I knew he was in the UK, was simply trying to drive home a point that sometimes the local guys are pretty darn good (esp if you hear by word of mouf)
 
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