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    Default Stone Chips anyone?

    Hello

    I am going mad with regard to my Signum's bonnet, I am looking for a nice new plain imry grill to fit to the car but before I do that I need to address the stone chip issue. The guy I bought the car off used it on Motorways everyday, the mileage is good but the stone chips are driving me cRaZy!!!

    everytime I polish I get that nice little white dot type bonnet. I have ordered some primer and touch up paint and I have tried this but it's just not good enough. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do on a budget to solve this. Even if it's something I have to do everytime I wash the car?

    Thanks as always for any suggestions


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    Mine was the same last year
    Decided to go for a bonnet respray, quote was £200
    Cost about £250, including bumper and both front wings blended

    The paint quality on the Vectra C is very poor
    The paint has now come off the bottom of the front wings (not due to the blending)
    Having looked at other high mileage Vectra C they are the same

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    £250.00 isn't too bad actually, thanks for that, maybe it's time to respray and then get a grill another time. Is the paint loss on the wings because of chips etc?
    Last edited by Keefyb007; 7th September 2010 at 12:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keefyb007 View Post
    Is the paint loss on the wings because of chips etc?
    The wings were done in order to blend the bonnet to the rest of the body
    The nearside wing also had some minor accident damage, so it was completed at the same time

    The lower wing edges and lower rear bumper edges are susceptible to high mileage wear, the paint just can't cope with the water and material thrown up from the tyres
    However, the lower sill is still in acceptable condition

    I've now seen it on other older Vectra C, up to about 2005

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    One to keep an eye on, defo! Thanks

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