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Recovering botched stone chip touch up

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I recently bought a GT and am in the process of tidying it up.

The previous owner or the dealer have tried to touch up a number of stone chips on the bonnet and wings and done an abysmal job!

Is there anything I can do to reverse this and start again so I can try to do a better job or am I stuck with them this way now?!
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Hiya,

when you say botched, what have they done wrong?
 
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If it's anything like the botched one's on my car, it looks like someone's got the pen and gone splat ahhh that will do!
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I have heard of people 'sliding' a razor blade across the repair........................
 
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If it's anything like the botched one's on my car, it looks like someone's got the pen and gone splat ahhh that will do!
That is exactly what has been done! Whoever painted them in has literally used 'blobs' of touch up. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CAR?!
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I have heard of people 'sliding' a razor blade across the repair........................
Hmmm sounds like the sort of thing that could go badly wrong to me - not sure I would have the balls to do that!
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The blobs is actually a Good Thing. All matey didn't do is flat them down.

Get yourself some very fine wet and dry (6000 grit?) and use a lot of water.. just sand down the blobs till they're flush with the paint.

Then get some polish on there to remove any minor scratchery. Have a look and see if the "blobs" are lover than the paint anywhere (add new paint.. let it dry.. polish down again) and finally wax it.

If wet and dry makes you nervous, just use polish... but essentially the paint blobs have to be applied so they're higher than the surrounding paint and then flatted back to the same level.. so in fact you're half-way there.


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once sanded down will that G3 product finish the area off?
 
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The blobs is actually a Good Thing. All matey didn't do is flat them down.

Get yourself some very fine wet and dry (6000 grit?) and use a lot of water.. just sand down the blobs till they're flush with the paint.


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Wouldn't that also remove the laquer from the paint around the area too???
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Aye! Your flatting down has to be of just the blob but you will inevitably remove some of the clear coat on the areas next to it. If you use some kind of a sanding block (not one of those huge cork blocks.. but something with a square edge) that'll help concentrate the pressure on just the raised bits. If you're just using polish, then the raised bit will catch most of the grief anyway, because it's sticking out.

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I use a sanding block from my modelling kit. Small and controllable and gives good results but apart from what Ralf has mentioned, I would add lots of PACIENCE and a light touch and you should be OK.
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Yes.. that's the fella. If you have a Dremeller, it may be possible to use a teeeny polishing mop on that. Essentially you just want to smooth down the paint pimple without touching the surrounding paint much.


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Hmmm sounds like the sort of thing that could go badly wrong to me - not sure I would have the balls to do that!
I found this a while back - reckon it's a neat idea! Might be worth a try?

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Exactly the same situation on mine, its look like the previous owner took absolutely no time or care with their 'repairs'.

I think the only solution if you want it looking spick and spam is a respray of the bonnet and a professional repair to the wings.
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