Nice day today and a day off (suffering a hangover from my mate coming around last night) so I thought I'd start tackling the stone chips ,washed the car with normal car shampoo (Simoniz wax free shampoo), washed the affected areas (bonnet, front bumper, leading roof area, and lower doors areas) with Fairy washing up liquid to degrease and dewax, rinsed and a final wipe down over the chips with isopropyl to clean any stubborn stuff out of the chips. Next job, using a fine artists brush (very fine and pointed) I filled over a 100 (yes honest, after being machine gunned by road gritters twice a few months back whilst working the late shift) of the little blighters in with genuine MB touch up paint (using my fine artists brush and not the supplied brush in the bottle). Next job, wait 24 hours and cut back, then machine polish...looks better already! Tip: if using touch up paint or cans, immerse in hot water for a good half hour or so before using, shake like mad and often! And, if using touch up bottles (as I was), take the paint off the original supplied brush half way up the supplied brush stick.. as thats the best place for matching the metallic paint as the supplied brush tip will be loaded with runnier thinners and have very few metallic particles in it and look much darker! I'll try and post some pics if I remember tomorrow when I've cut and polished the repairs back ( after leaving 24 hours for curing).