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Blending in stone chips.

I had a quite nasty stone chip on my bonnet. It was about the size of a pea. It went down to the metal as well. So had no choice but to touch it up before it rusted. My problem is that it is quite obvious where the chip was. You can see the outline of the chip quite clearly.
Is there any product that i can use to blend the touch up in to the surrounding paintwork.?
I can be quite anal about things and it bugs the hell out of me knowing it does not look right.
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Re: Blending in stone chips.

nope but you can try wet sanding and machine polishing if you know what your doing.
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I had a few chips on the bonnet of my 147 and did the following:
1. clean out the stone chip with IPA as much as possible to remove dirt and polish from surrounding area.
2. drop a tiny amount of paint into the chip and let it dry. Check to see if the paint is flush with the rest of the paint
3. Using 6000 grit wet and dry(MicroMesh kit - Ebay), sand the area locally until completely flush. Micro Mesh is a kit used for removing scratches and crazing in aircraft windscreens.
4. Hand polish area with a polish/swirl remover to blend in the paint
5. apply good quality wax.

Thats all I did and it improves the appearance, but will not be perfect unless you paint the panel completely.
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Aye! You need to build up the chip paint level to above the regular paint level then flat it back like Davey says.

SMART repairers do essentially that. It may be worth using one of those fellows.. they'll get the repair almost invisible.

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