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    Imprint Chips - Chips in the paint caused by a thrown egg

    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



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


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    Re: Imprint Chips - Chips in the paint caused by a thrown egg

    Is that pic from my car? Sadly, it is a dead ringer...

    Ugh.
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    Re: Imprint Chips - Chips in the paint caused by a thrown egg

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kleis View Post
    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



    Let me know...

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    Re: Imprint Chips - Chips in the paint caused by a thrown egg

    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
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    Re: Imprint Chips - Chips in the paint caused by a thrown egg

    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.

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    Re: Imprint Chips - Chips in the paint caused by a thrown egg

    I'm surprised at the extent of the damage. Scary.

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    Re: Imprint Chips - Chips in the paint caused by a thrown egg

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    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



    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).
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    Is there a solution for this? Mine has 3 of those

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    Re: Imprint Chips - Chips in the paint caused by a thrown egg

    Quote Originally Posted by GusTTavoMX View Post
    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.
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    Re: Imprint Chips - Chips in the paint caused by a thrown egg

    A soft ball (tennis ball, etc..) impact will also leave similar damage.

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