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Aug 8, 4:18pm - #243615 
Scratches and chips...

I live in a bad area, back roads, and lots of dump trucks with rocks in them. Every so often a rock hits my car and chips it puke My last car I had to replace the windshield twice in one year because of cracks. Thats just to give you an idea of how bad it can be.

Anyway, I've got chips and scratches on the Hood, front bumper, and anywhere else you can think of. Does this happen to everyone else? Your cars always seem so spotless, what secrets are there to keeping the celi sexy and scratch/chip free? Also, what is the best way to repair these damned devil spots? puke

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Aug 8, 4:43pm - #243616 
I have several (thankfully very small) paint chips as well.

I don't know how to keep them from happening, but I believe you can get a bottle of touch-up paint from your dealer to fix them!


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Aug 8, 4:52pm - #243617 
gotta watch where you drive...

when it was time for my celica to go, it def had some smallll chips on it...but were all fixed


tim, you know i can get that fixed for you...
the bad stuff...repainted...same guy who dyed my interior on celica...he is teh awesomeness lol

oh and i have been meaning to tell you...
if you want your car detailed, i would be glad to do it one sunday at toyota if you wanted for free...both of us
i mean...full detail...polish, wax wink


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Aug 8, 4:57pm - #243618 
ohhhh niiiice billy! grin Ill have to take you up on that offer one sunday, I actually did all that today tho, thats why i asked about the scratches and chips.

When I take it there, ya think they can reconnect my alarm too? laughsilly

And dude, you know my road... its allll rocks! puke How can I avoid that?? spineyes

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Aug 8, 4:59pm - #243619 
Oh and how hard is it to use the touch up paint?

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Aug 8, 5:40pm - #243620 
My car has a lot of chips too, especially on the Hood. You can try waxing it really well, or you can do what im trying to save for and get a carbon fiber Hood wink

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Aug 8, 6:05pm - #243621 
yeah, im planning on that... so im not really so much worried about the Hood rather than the whole body. ive got scratches everywhere (mostly small ones and there are a few deep ones here and there) frown even on the headlight... btw anyone know how i can fix that too?

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Aug 8, 7:31pm - #243622 
i think i'll just get a new bumper when i end active duty...damned interstate drive home... thumbsdown

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Aug 8, 7:50pm - #243623 
Get a bottle of touch up paint from the dealership and then get a bottle of Langka from their main website. Using those 2 products, you will be able to get rid of those paint chips professionally.

The Langka product works well but I am not able to clean up my paint because the previous owner went crazy when using the touch up paint and now I have nasty looking touch paint everywhere. It was too late for Langka to come and save the day cry


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Aug 8, 7:52pm - #243624 
what does Langka do..?

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Aug 8, 7:55pm - #243625 
yeah what is langka? confused

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Aug 8, 9:37pm - #243627 
i can polish the scratches on the headlights out

touch up paint is fairly easy to use, but isn't always the best thing to do, only on more non noticeable areas...for others, i recommend having it repainted which does not cost a lot.
save for a Carbon Fiber Hood also...i'm getting one and right now don't care what my Hood looks like...i take care of it and all, but nothing worries me as much as other parts of the body.


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Aug 8, 11:15pm - #243628 
a new paint job is a good way to take those chips and scratches out... thumbsup

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Aug 9, 1:27am - #243629 
i had my front re-painted but you still can tell where the stratches used to be. it was done at tpr.


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Aug 9, 3:58am - #243630 
i had bumper reaint to but i cudd not tell were the scraps had been and i scraped up the hole left side andit had many scratches from speed bumps wtf

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Aug 9, 6:28am - #243631 
yeah, I've had a couple of rough spots on the roads here in GA...I've got 3 chips and a crack all in my windshield.

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Aug 9, 7:32am - #243632 
Get the 3m protective film... you are a PERFECT candidate for that stuff.

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Aug 9, 7:47am - #243633 
ive got about 6 chips, 2 big scrapes under my drivers foglight where a curb ko'd me, and just the other day my girlfriend backed into me and scraped the bumper right next to the upper grill. not to mention the door dings that come out of nowhere, 5 in all now, and the dent in my Hood from a goddamn walnut tree taking a shit on me.


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Aug 9, 8:39am - #243634 
everybody gets it...

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Aug 9, 9:44am - #243635 
Originally Posted by mach_y
Get the 3m protective film... you are a PERFECT candidate for that stuff.


that came on the front of my WRX Hood and i hate it...
it's too gay for me, yuck.
yes, it does protect it, but i don't have any problems with that kind of stuff


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Aug 9, 10:29am - #243636 
Originally Posted by mach_y
Get the 3m protective film... you are a PERFECT candidate for that stuff.


I heard that it turns yellow over time confused

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Aug 9, 10:56am - #243637 
Originally Posted by TimO
Originally Posted by mach_y
Get the 3m protective film... you are a PERFECT candidate for that stuff.


I heard that it turns yellow over time confused


Yah, I have seen some photos of ones that have turned yellow. But, the bras look stupid on the Celi & rock chips are worse, so ...

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Aug 9, 4:11pm - #243638 
The ones that have turned yellow are not made by 3M, they are knock offs. Just like knock off bodykits, you get what you pay for. If your interested in this material PM me, I have a roll of 3M clear. Trust me it works awesome. Haven't had any rock chip since it's been installed-drive mostly highway too, bugs clean off real easy too.

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Aug 9, 4:36pm - #243639 
Originally Posted by SunburstCelica
The ones that have turned yellow are not made by 3M, they are knock offs. Just like knock off bodykits, you get what you pay for. If your interested in this material PM me, I have a roll of 3M clear. Trust me it works awesome. Haven't had any rock chip since it's been installed-drive mostly highway too, bugs clean off real easy too.


Sadly, its already too late for my Hood. How do the Carbon Fiber's stand up to stuff like that?

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Aug 9, 4:43pm - #243640 
Not sure if carbon fiber hoods can chip. Hopefully someone who has one can tell us. There should be no reason why you shouldn't be able to put the 3M clear on it.

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Aug 9, 4:55pm - #243641 
Unless its real bumpy.

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