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post #1 of 7 Old 10-30-2013, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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F430: darn rock chip!

Well got a rock chip on driver side mirror! chipped down to the bare plastic (black i think). It stands out for sure right next to the only place F430 is printed on the car. I ruled out touch up paint as i want it perfect again. Would any of you guys ever remove the mirror and send it off to get it repainted? Is it possible for shops to just paint the cracked spot (1 cm tall by 2mm wide) or surrounding couple inches to make it as good as new? i toyed with the idea of just putting on CF side mirrors...since those are rock chip proof as the rest of the car...j/k...i'm going to ask my local ferrari independent to see if they do small body work like this...just wanted to get an idea of how difficult this would be for a "pro" to do. Thanks.
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-30-2013, 10:08 PM
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Try Dr Colorchip first. Takes a bit of time to layer correctly but worth an effort if you're considering a repaint.

That particular spot is a tough one to put a clear shield on but the spray on or even a glass coating would protect it better than OEM if you're worried about it after repair.

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post #3 of 7 Old 11-01-2013, 11:57 AM
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A good source of info is to go on YOU TUBE . Paint repair all kinds of techniques presented including the build and layering method. may be worth a look. I use for my own touchup repairs.

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post #4 of 7 Old 11-02-2013, 04:40 AM
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Always have clear bra on my mirrors.

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Hey, it gives your car some character. It is a memory for you.

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P. S.

Bras are only for females.

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Bras are only for females.

Bart, maybe not ?

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