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Old 11-10-2020, 03:17 PM   #21
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I don't know what colorchipping is. I just touched them up myself.
DR Color Chip is a website/product that offers a VERY easy two step solution to covering up rock chips.

If you did them yourself, you probably did a better job than Dr Color Chip does, but it allows for a lot of rash to be taken care of quickly.

Nick says you can porter cable it smooth with compound too, eliminating the need to polish it by hand
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Old 11-10-2020, 03:39 PM   #22
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+1 on the DR ColorChip product working well. But I still would want more than a day for them to cure before putting film over it. Maybe given that it's enamel, 24 hours is fine. I honestly don't know.
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Old 11-10-2020, 03:43 PM   #23
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A *lot* of the front end of K's car is Dr. Colorchip at this point. It's a black car with white primer, so it had to be done.

And yeah, I found that compounding smooth with a mild pad works really well. MUCH better for me than following instructions and using the clean up solvent.
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Old 11-10-2020, 06:45 PM   #24
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A *lot* of the front end of K's car is Dr. Colorchip at this point. It's a black car with white primer, so it had to be done.

And yeah, I found that compounding smooth with a mild pad works really well. MUCH better for me than following instructions and using the clean up solvent.
I touched it all up last night. I'll give it a quick buff tonight and call it good. They will detail the car, but what the heck.
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Old 11-11-2020, 11:59 AM   #25
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They gave me a Smart car as a loaner. It's an interesting experience. It may be a bigger experience if I need to take it home for the night, which requires 20+ miles of hwy driving on the Rte 128/I-95 loop.

I hate the auto transmission. Even in manumatic mode it blows. Shifts are 1990's slow. It's not bad once in gear up to 3rd gear. Once fourth is engaged car is dog slow and laggy. This some kind of Brabus version. Will post a pic shortly.
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Old 11-11-2020, 12:13 PM   #26
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They gave me a Smart car as a loaner. It's an interesting experience. It may be a bigger experience if I need to take it home for the night, which requires 20+ miles of hwy driving on the Rte 128/I-95 loop.

I hate the auto transmission. Even in manumatic mode it blows. Shifts are 1990's slow. It's not bad once in gear up to 3rd gear. Once fourth is engaged car is dog slow and laggy. This some kind of Brabus version. Will post a pic shortly.
HA HA HA HA that's amazing.

That's an automatic 1 star review right there.
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Old 11-11-2020, 12:20 PM   #27
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HA HA HA HA that's amazing.

That's an automatic 1 star review right there.
It is REALLY bad. I mean, WTF is the point of shift paddles if I have time to make myself a sandwich while it shifts?

Also, I was kind of curious as to how it would handle, but the car's DSC and ABS lights are on in the dash, so I wasn't about to push that thing on a damp morning.

But frankly, this thing is so strange, getting it for free as a (potentially overnight) loaner, has some value just for the experience/story.


Oh yeah, and I ultimately decided to go with full front fenders wrapped once I was explained just how small the partial wrap was. No seams and it protects the pain behind the front wheels. F-it. It's just a few more hundred.

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Old 11-11-2020, 02:04 PM   #28
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First, the loaner...

Note the 15" front and 17" rear rims.
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Old 11-11-2020, 02:05 PM   #29
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how does that car require 2 front windshield wipers!?
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Old 11-11-2020, 02:07 PM   #30
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Now my car. Last night as I finished "fixing it" and this morning as I dropped it off after a 25+ mile drive.

I'm happy that the nasty scuff in the lower corner in front of the driver's wheel is pretty well hidden. Though at less than a foot you'd see it's pretty amateur on my part.

Still, I think the car looks good enough to invest the $ and prevent it from getting worse.
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