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Hello can someone give me advice please.

My Seat is 4 months old and already I have around 6 noticable stone chips on my bonnet, 3 in the middle of my bonnet, 1 near the headlight and 2 very close to the windscreen, all down to the primer I think . They have all occured on seperate occasions as I check my car most days.
I drive with alot of respect for my car and always leave a good distance behind the car in front. I do hardly any motoway driving, mostly short journeys around town. The chips are small but i know they are there and its really upsetting.

I really don't know what to do, I do understand cars get some damage but this seems alot of chips in a small space of time.
I would appreciate any advice on how I would go about getting these chips sorted would I need a complete respray ?
And is there anything else I can do to reduce this risk of more ?

Many Thanks in advance
 

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It is important to remember before you panic that the absolute worst case scenario here is a respray of your bonnet, not the full car.

There are methods of sorting this out as stone chips are inevitable.

Perhaps post some pictures, someone may drop by who has seen this before on other cars.
 

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sjtafl1 said:
Hello can someone give me advice please.

My Seat is 4 months old and already I have around 6 noticable stone chips on my bonnet, 3 in the middle of my bonnet, 1 near the headlight and 2 very close to the windscreen, all down to the primer I think . They have all occured on seperate occasions as I check my car most days.
I drive with alot of respect for my car and always leave a good distance behind the car in front. I do hardly any motoway driving, mostly short journeys around town. The chips are small but i know they are there and its really upsetting.

I really don't know what to do, I do understand cars get some damage but this seems alot of chips in a small space of time.
I would appreciate any advice on how I would go about getting these chips sorted would I need a complete respray ?
And is there anything else I can do to reduce this risk of more ?

Many Thanks in advance
Sorry if this sounds patronising and you are already aware of this, it may still help others, but how you wash the car can really affect chips...

1. Be careful when jet washing to avoid chipped areas as it can make them worse by lifting off more paint.
2. Make sure you are using a specialised car shampoo and not fairy washing up liquid or other random soaps! as the chemicals are too harsh on car paint and will take off the protective layers.
3. Try to keep a good layer of wax on the paintwork at all times, especially through the winter when the car is going to get covered in salt grit, you can tell if it needs waxing by how the water runs off the paint, it should bead (form droplets) and quikly run off the paintwork, if the water smears across the paint, it probably needs waxing. This will give the paint an extra protective layer to minimize stone chipping. Autoglym Aqua wax is very easy to use if you're inexperienced waxing cars, just follow the instructions on the bottle and bobs your uncle ;)
 

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sjtafl1 said:
I would appreciate any advice on how I would go about getting these chips sorted would I need a complete respray ?
For a DIY solution this stuff is pretty good.

http://www.chipex.co.uk/
 

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Fred99 said:
sjtafl1 said:
I would appreciate any advice on how I would go about getting these chips sorted would I need a complete respray ?
For a DIY solution this stuff is pretty good.

http://www.chipex.co.uk/
Good call, Fred! Have read a lot about the product - all favourable, it seems! Haven't used it myself though, keep sticking to the method I outlined in earlier thread and Saggy referenced above :D
 
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