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    Over the last couple of days i have been sorting out some of those annoying stone chips that everyone gets on the front of there car
    I went for the www.paints4u.com system which consists of a scratch cleaner, paint , lacquer and a g3 scratch remover along with some wet and dry a rubbing pad and some applicator tips any way some pics from the events so far
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    I hope you haven't finished yet... lol

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    That looks quite good... lmao

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    Might have to vist you bob when I need mine done

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    Got a few stone chips etc myself, will be interested in how you get on.

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    I recently got myself a 3 pen kit 'silver lightning' from halfords. Got a few little chips and gouges mostly round boot sill, from getting my ladders in and out. Not had nerve to do it yet, just gonna do an inconpicuous one first to practice.
    I have got some rubbing compound from ebay to blend in new paint. I have also made some nifty sanding tools by cutting a cork in half and glueing 1500,2000 and 2500 wetdry paper circles to faces. I think they will work well.
    How I plan to proceed is: prep gouge and fill with primer in thin layers, sand flat with 3kinds of paper, then rubbing compound. Repeat with colour, then laquer. Finish off with polish. (thinking about it i will not quite fill with primer to allow room for colour) I intend to use a fine artists brush. I am a decorator so am hoping my skills will transfer somewhat. Does this sound right? Or do I only use rubbing compound after colour and laquer?Any advice gratefully recieved.
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    Big task to take on.
    Usually I get a good colour match, (well as good as you can).
    A artish paint brush and just tip the stonechip.

    To be honest the tought alone of sanding anything on the car would scare the life out of me, Id rather a lesser finish or a professional Job.

    Good luck with this........

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    Overall this system works very well , the only failing is the colour match it is far to dark and ends up looking like a set of splodges
    As for the wet sanding this is reasonable easy the only pointer is to remember to use lots of water and check very often
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyred View Post
    How I plan to proceed is: prep gouge and fill with primer in thin layers, sand flat with 3kinds of paper, then rubbing compound. Repeat with colour, then laquer. Finish off with polish. (thinking about it i will not quite fill with primer to allow room for colour) I intend to use a fine artists brush. I am a decorator so am hoping my skills will transfer somewhat. Does this sound right? Or do I only use rubbing compound after colour and laquer?Any advice gratefully recieved.
    You should only use the rubbing compund after you've finished all the paint applications - in between coats you should stick to fine grade of wetted wet and dry paper.

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    ah right thanks, thats what I was unsure about.
    To be honest, the scratches look bad just cos theres a lot of them. Evn just a dab of primer would probably improve things...but I might as well do the best job I can. I'm doing all this preperation to postpone the day I actually take sandpaper to my car!

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