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Hi. Im working on getting my newly acquired Spider into shape, although on a DIY budget.

The front bumper is painted yellow, but the underlying plastic is black. This leads to some pretty visible black stone chips on the yellow paint. I have provided pictures.

Im thinking of touching up the black stone chips with a very small brush and paint, so that they become less visible. At least try one or two of them before i go to town on the rest. Does anyone have a paint to recommend?

Im a bit skeptical to repaint the whole bumper, as it is quite expensive and i've heard that the color match to the rest of the car can be poor.

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I’ve never used them but I’ve heard good things about Chipex products. Also don’t lower the hood below 10 degrees as you’ll crack the rear window. Great colour for a Spider although I’m not sure you’ll get full use out of it... last time I was in Norway it was freezing, down to -45 at night and a barmy -25 during the day.
 

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Thanks for the tip about the paint product and the hood and cold weather!

I'll check out the chipex products. My car i bright/solid yellow, so i hope they have a decent match for my color.


Hehe, norwegian weather can be a bit unforgiving or very nice depending on where you live and the current state of climate in the north sea. West-coast (mild(thank you gulf stream!), but windy and rainy depending on the mountain formation), north (colder the further north you get, windy, snowy), south (warmer/sunny, but tend to have a bit of wind), east (warm/sunny, less wind than the south), the inlands (very cold during the winters, lots of snow, not much wind, good summers).

I live by the sea in the east so I expect the cab-season to be May-September/ early October. :rotate: :cool: :vs_sun:
 

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for stone chips dont use a brush its to large an area for such a small area you are trying to treat................ use a cocktail stick by cutting the wooden pointed end off a few mm from the end then you have a perfect "dabber" to get all the very small chips you likely have
 
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