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    Just washed my one month old car (08 reg), and spotted a few small stonechips allready, its red in colour so the white undercoat really shows up, so the question is whats best to hide it? does the coloured polish cover it or is it some touchup paint.

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    Stone chips are very difficult to cover/hide. I very much doubt it if you can hide them well enough with touch up paint sticks. I have tried touch up sticks but you can still see the "mark" where the stone chip was touched in.The only real remidy is the most espensive one......... respray

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    There was a product trialled over on DW that worked really well - can't remember for the life of me what it was called, but it was basically a wipe on, wipe off product.

    Doctor Colourchip or something...

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    there was a thread started about some miracle paste from america...was it called Drchips or something?? do believe Jamesr was testing it out......not to sure of the finishing results tho


    lol beaten to it

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    Paul. I do remember that now you mention it. I don,t know if it was any good, But I think it was quite expensive.

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    I bought an 07 plate with 7000 miles on it and had quite a few stone chips on it. At first I thought i had been thrashed, but for some reason the face lift seems to be bad for it.

    Dont think the plastic bonnet helps, try the plastic film that applies to the bodywork, not as expensive as a respray and lasts much longer.

    Get in touch if you want more details.

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    Sorry all, just found out its should have an alloy bonnet, still bad for stone chips though.

    I fnd silver a good colour for not showing up stonechips.

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    Every car on the road seems to be silver, thats why i chose red!

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    Sadly the darker colours do tend to show the stonechips more.

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    I am like you snowball, didnt want a silver one, so I bought a black one that I use as a taxi.

    But the silver ones seem to look better longer.

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