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So, after purchasing my Gtv at the weekend, I want to get rid of the stone chips on the car. I was researching stonechip removal on Google and came across Chipex. You tube video looks good and the product looks easy to use.
Has anyone used this product to a good end or is it just another 'covers for a while' quick fix like colour magic?
Any help or other advice would be greatly appreciated
 

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I have tried it. Colour matching is very good, product is easy to use. It is real paint and so nothing like some fancy wax. Downside is the paint is very soft and easily marked after many months and is a lot more expensive than most of the alternatives. The alternatives are generally harder work though
 

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Thanks. That's very helpful. I could do some of the chips with it. But I think the bonnet and bumper need a respray unfortunately.
 

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i am thinking of buying chipex for my spider, they seem to know what they are talking about and are certain they can match the paint on my bella , it has the 8c rosso paint job on her, there are two stone chips on the bonnet which have bugged me since i have had the car
 

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My GTV had acne . tiny white dots all over the car. I'm not sure how you get stone chips on the sides and rear.
 

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It's great where you can see the white undercoat (fine road rash), chipex leaves it like new, but I can't get larger deeper chips to disappear. The paint fills them but there's no clear coat to give it an even finish.
The colour match I got was perfect and the kit that comes with it is very good.
 

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The colour match for the Cup is closer than the Alfa supplied touch up. Good for minor chipping but if you have 'full on' road rash then only re-spray will improve it.
 

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Chipex is a great kit. Bought it for all my alfa's
 

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Hi,
I can't speak highly enough of the Chipex kit,I bought my Mito and it had bad road rash on the usual rear arch,I thought for £30 it would be worth a go,I did it at the weekend and it was superb,colour match was perfect and very easy to do.
Heres a pic of the before and after.
Hope that helps?
 

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That looks great. I think I have been persuaded. It will be after all the mechanical bits have been done though
 

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That looks great. I think I have been persuaded. It will be after all the mechanical bits have been done though
Hang fire, I purchased a greenstone sedicivalvole many moons ago with what appeared to hundreds of chips on the bonnet, but on closer inspection were just nicks in the lacquer. Everytime I was bored or ocd challenged, I would venture out to the garage and polish the bonnet. Eventually all the nicks were gone and I only had two small chips which required repairing. I always use 2 pac paint for this as it already has lacquer in. The colour match is spot on because I have it mixed, costs about £8 and I apply it with a pin.
To clarify, I only used a standard car polish, a soft cloth and applied by hand, so it only took minutes to do. If you spent a week or so on it, applying one or twice a day, imagine how good you could bring it up.
Its the only car I ever bought that I sold for more than I paid for it. I paid £3k and sold it for £3.6k, a year or so later.
Just by cleaning it!
 
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