Yes, it was extreme, but the finished result is perfect!
I had tried coloured waxes, but they turned the chips pink due to the size of some of them, and it washes out with the next wash.
I also used touch up paint on the wings/bonnet and achieved very good results.
The best way to do this is to build the chip up with lots of blobs, then after a few hours use some tcut (proper tcut, not the polish) and remove the excess paint from around the good bodywork by rubbing over the whole area. The hole is then filled with paint to the same level as the original paint and blends in perfectly!
This can take quite a while if there are a no.of chips to do, hence just respraying the whole thing.
If you know how to spray, it's worth doing as it probably doesn't actaully take that much longer, and you can put the paint on nice and thick, *hoping* it wont chip as easily.