W213 Stone Chips Hyacinth Red

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  1. chris348

    chris348 New Member

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    Good afternoon, sorry for this being my first post and having to ask a question, but, what is the best system to use when dealing with stone chips? I have owned our E220D AMG Line Estate for about 3 months, the car is coming up to 12 months in age. It is the Hyacinth Red which is stunning, but I have started to see stone chips on the leading edge and windrscreen pillars. I cant find anything like the old style paint stick but have seen a couple of "modern style" alternatives but i am unsure which way to head.

    Could anyone please point me in the right direction please?
     
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    Some random pics to help. 20181004_101756_resized.jpg 20181004_101817_resized.jpg 20181004_101838_resized.jpg 20181011_131751_resized.jpg
     
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    Neiltodd Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Looks lovely but I can't see any chips
     
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    Thank you, that pic was taken about a month ago. Some more miles done since these work taken :)
     
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    There are various products around, I've tried Chipex on mine, to be honest, wasn't that impressed, had better results by just using an aerosol touch up paint (colour matched and mixed by Border automotive in Shrewsbury), spraying it into the cap and applying with a small brush.
     
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    Thanks for your thoughts exvolvoman. I was looking at the chipex solution as it seemed too easy to use, which to be honest concerned me.
     
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    Have booked the car in through Mercedes Me and have also asked the dealers to have a look during the booking slot. See how good Mercedes are at the cover aspect...
     
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    Rorywquin Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Not being rude here but increase the distance from the car in-front of you. I've done 12,000 miles in my car and have 1 tiny chip (possibly from a car going in the opposite direction). I never have a problem with excessive chips on my cars as I do keep a minimum of a 2 sec gap whenever possible and usually more. My wife also leaves a good gap and her car is going on 4 years old and has no chips.

    I got a kit from these guys below. Comes with a clear coat. Seems to have worked well. I read a tip somewhere to mix the colour and clear coat (50/50) and fill the chip with the mixture and it seems to have been quite effective - can't really notice the chip unless you know where to look. Mine took one application but deeper chips may require several applications . Kits are cheap enough as well.

    Scratch Repair Kits & Paint Restorers | Car Touch Up Kits
     
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    Lovely car! If you are a perfectionist then bumper needs to be resprayed. I wouldn't be able to tell how hard is it to do. I only hope that not as expensive as designo white!

    These are large cars and stone chips will only get worse. The only graceful way to go about it is to get front protected with film.

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    Hi Bluestreak, thanks for the info. I drive the car on various roads, some being country and stone chipped, hence some of the chips etc i think. My only real concern is the "blistering" on the bonnet which I have asked Mercedes of Derby to address during its first service next week. :)
     

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