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Hi All,

As I was washing Ruby yesterday, I noticed that she has some battle scars on the bonnet no doubt caused by stones hurtling at her on the motorway.

My last car, a 207 in Grey never got one stone chip in 5 years! (Although it did go through 3 windscreens due to stones). So I am wondering if this is just due to the paint quality used now? Or was I just extremely lucky with my last car.

Anyway, these looks quite bad, and I am wondering if this is something one could, or in fact should have a go at yourself before taking it to a specialist. I figure I have only had her a year, and if I pay a couple of hundred to have these fixed and they come back after a few months, this could get expensive.

Anyway, I have watched various videos online about stone repair, and it doesn't look too complicated, I'm not afraid to have a go myself, but was wondering if its a bad idea, if anyone has any tips / tricks, or if I should just leave this to professionals.

I have some pictures, from what i can see in one of these, the primer has gone as well, and there is bare steel visible?

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So I just received my quote, and I think it is fair to say I will not be using these guys!

I feel like I had to upload this picture so people would believe me.

£594!!! Who are they trying to kid. I think I could buy a new bonnet for that! I hope they call me to ask if I want to go ahead!

I think I will use this website, they do a full kit for £40. Ill just try it somewhere inconspicuous first.

Chipex

 

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So I just received my quote, and I think it is fair to say I will not be using these guys!

I feel like I had to upload this picture so people would believe me.

£594!!! Who are they trying to kid. I think I could buy a new bonnet for that! I hope they call me to ask if I want to go ahead!

I think I will use this website, they do a full kit for £40. Ill just try it somewhere inconspicuous first.

Chipex

do not forget the 3% processing charge if paid by credit card lol...are they being funny for a small chip.

when i had a small mark to cover...i found the paint colour and got a spray can from halfords, it covered the chip and tried to keep inside the line, of course if you look close you will notice slight different of colour but hay oh...it will do...and I still have most of can left when it happens again...but all depends how good of the job is needed.
 

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£594!!!! wtf !!

Would think they be repairing a 24ct gold bonnet at that price !!

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I couldn't believe that price when I read it. I had to read it a couple of times.

Surely people wouldn't pay that price would they??

If they ring me to ask about the quote, I'm going to tell them they are taking the p##s quoting that much.

I am going to do it myself, will post the results here afterwards.

Likely wont be until after the end of the month, as I am heading to Cornwall again.
 

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Blimey.....they dont want the work.....my sons z4 with 6 stone chipds was £125 inc...his r.type scratched bumper and a mechanical polish..£175...that quote you had very poor...
 

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I couldn't believe that price when I read it. I had to read it a couple of times.

Surely people wouldn't pay that price would they??

If they ring me to ask about the quote, I'm going to tell them they are taking the p##s quoting that much.

I am going to do it myself, will post the results here afterwards.

Likely wont be until after the end of the month, as I am heading to Cornwall again.
Probably the insurance companies would.

Have been in a similar situation to you recently and I got quotes from 7 different companies, some locals and other nationals and the prices were stupid. Cheapest was £150 for a single stone chip.

I have now ordered the touch of paint from a main dealer and will see how I go with that.
 

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I've tried similar paint-fix companies and got similar results. I say if a company doesn't want the work, just say rather than mess us about. Silly prices like that I think are just a tactic to keep the industry in top demand. They say things like, they only deal with insurance jobs where they can charge such prices, which is more lucrative than having to faff with a private individual who is more hassle than an insurance company.
Usually the first question I get asked when I enter their door is, "is it an insurance job?" - if not then expect the "go away" routine.

Mind you, there are quite a number of small time operators usually tucked away in old industrial estates with whom I tend to get a better response. So if you can handle getting overspray on your clothes (paint dust lingering in their workshop) and dealing with a edgey guy, maybe give that a go.
 

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i got quoted £250 to have my front passenger door sprayed (due to a holly bush on a country road) and my front bumper (due to people in car parks knocking it when parking) this was buy a recommended back street spray shop and i have seen his work and i have seen it still just as good years later
 
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