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    Chipped paint and road rash

    I have a brand new Metallic Cobalt Blue Chevy Volt. and my wife drives it to work everyday. In her journey through that wretched Virginia (drivers) traffic and construction she gets rocks kicked up and her paint gets chipped on the front hood and bumper of her car. being she has such a standout color it shows up like a spotlight is shining on it. is there something on the market that can be applied to prevent this sort of thing from happening? I do not like bras on cars....maybe something like clear plastic sheeting or something that could be applied that will prevent the paint from getting chipped?

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    Re: Chipped paint and road rash

    [IMG]C:\Users\Home\Desktop\paint chip[/IMG]

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    Re: Chipped paint and road rash

    Your photo link is a link to your computers' hard drive. No one else can see the photo. That might help elicit responses. Also, there are a number of posts here that describe horror stories from bras.

    Either way, best of luck.

    p.s. What the heck is liquid glass? Sounds like it wouldn't hold up well to a rock...
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    3M clear bra

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    Clear bras are great at keeping rock chips at bay. 3M and Xpel are what I'd probably recommend. I personally don't like them though because most people don't care for them the right way and then end up all scratched and dull looking, and they're much more difficult to deal with scratched or full paint.

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    Re: Chipped paint and road rash

    Here are a couple easy to apply/ easily removed options, I personally have black plasti dip on my Subie's front grill and it seems to protect pretty well...I plan on using clear plasti dip on my van's hood/ bumper/ side mirriors before we go on a road trip

    http://www.amazon.com/3M-90000-Paint...otection+spray

    http://www.amazon.com/Performix-0758...ear+plasti+dip
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    Hmmm, goin on a road trip in a month and a half, hadn't thought to use the clear plasti dip on the front end and then just remove when we get back.

    Are there any negative consequences to the paint, trim, grill, or headlights? Or would I just have to clean up and probably apply a fresh coat of wax after the trip?
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    Re: Chipped paint and road rash

    This should clear up some issues,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvkq-qyY9aY

    A popular site on dipping
    http://www.dipyourcar.com/forums/forum.php

    I know the plasti dip clear will make your paint matte in appearance
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    Re: Chipped paint and road rash

    Another company with a temp solution......think this is very similar to Plasti dip tho...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhb8fyWAo-o
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    Re: Chipped paint and road rash

    Plasti dip!!! I seen this on a movie once and didn't know how they did that...this will get me into some trouble...lol have a black car pull into an alley 5 minutes late come out with a white car. all jokes aside...this may work if I could get a color match.

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