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Mike Phillips
Sep 29th, 2010, 10:09 AM
Imprint Chips - Chips in the paint caused by a thrown egg


When an egg is thrown at a car's painted panel, the force of the shell impacting and breaking up against the paint leaves a very specific type of chip pattern I call Imprint Chips.

Imprint Chips
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/EggImprintChips02.jpg


Fixing Imprint Chips is very difficult because there are usually lots of them in varying sizes including very tiny chipped areas.


:)

Mark Kleis
Sep 29th, 2010, 01:45 PM
Is that pic from my car? Sadly, it is a dead ringer...

Ugh.

Mike Phillips
Sep 29th, 2010, 02:10 PM
Is that pic from my car? Sadly, it is a dead ringer...

Ugh.

If it is, then I'll make sure I give you credit as that is my norm.

I had this in a collection of photos for paint defects but I"m really good about getting permission, (usually), and giving full credit like this,


Photo Courtesy of Mark Kleis
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/EggImprintChips02.jpg


Let me know...

:)

Still Learnin
Sep 29th, 2010, 05:49 PM
I have this on my trucks door, definately a victim of the imprint chips... My uncle who just purcashed a used H2 also had this on his truck.... It's a cruel cruel world

Shawn T.
Sep 29th, 2010, 05:51 PM
This is why I stay outside and watch my car from the top of my driveway on gate night. I am usually out there until like 2 am to be safe.

Bill Davidson
Sep 29th, 2010, 06:08 PM
I'm surprised at the extent of the damage. Scary.

Mark Kleis
Oct 14th, 2010, 01:20 AM
If it is, then I'll make sure I give you credit as that is my norm.

I had this in a collection of photos for paint defects but I"m really good about getting permission, (usually), and giving full credit like this,


Photo Courtesy of Mark Kleis
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/EggImprintChips02.jpg


Let me know...

:)
Haha, no worries Mike. It might be, I think I showed it to you in Irvine. You may have snapped the picture though.

Either way, I really don't care - use away!

(I am pretty sure it is mine though, sadly). :furious1

GusTTavoMX
Oct 21st, 2010, 10:10 AM
Is there a solution for this? Mine has 3 of those

Mark Kleis
Oct 21st, 2010, 10:23 AM
Is there a solution for this? Mine has 3 of those

Sadly, short of a repaint, not really. Your only option is to try and dab the individual spots with touch-up paint via toothpick. It won't be perfect, but it might be slightly less noticeable.

Superior Shine
Oct 22nd, 2010, 10:18 AM
A soft ball (tennis ball, etc..) impact will also leave similar damage.