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I have several chips on the front of my S4. They are touched up. The rest of the car is pretty much mint. My question is, has anyone had just the front hood and nose of the car resprayed? If so, was the paint blended well into the rest of the car?
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Those chips add character! A "nose job" on a Spider is a tough one, as it's hard to do an invisible blend. If your painter knows what he's doing,he may be able to pull it off, but the repaired area will often become more visible over time. Those chips are a real pain 'cause they're so darn obvious, so it's up to you...drive it 'till you can't stand it any longer and repaint the whole car!
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Those chips add character! A "nose job" on a Spider is a tough one, as it's hard to do an invisible blend. If your painter knows what he's doing,he may be able to pull it off, but the repaired area will often become more visible over time. Those chips are a real pain 'cause they're so darn obvious, so it's up to you...drive it 'till you can't stand it any longer and repaint the whole car!
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Good point. They are actually not bad at all. Maybe I should wait a while...
 

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Yep, the usual procedure would be to sand and prep the damaged area, then put color on, fading into the rest of the panel. Then clear coat the whole panel (or panels) as required. In other words, the clear generally isn't blended, rather it is hardlined at a body seam.
 

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I saw on "Dream Car Garage" how they fixed chips (without spraying) on the nose of a mid-year (63-67) Corvette. You "dab" paint on the chip to even it with the rest of the paint on the panel, clear if required & then sand even (with 1500 grit paper) and then power buff. Sounds easy enough but like everything else, it's not.
 
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