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      04-21-2021, 01:31 PM   #1
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Rock Chips In Paint HELP!!

Ok I have a 2016 Mineral White 535i. I have a ton of small rock chips I have no idea how to get them fixed. I dont want to repaint the car but I may have to since it seems that the paint is very weak on this car.

What do you all recommend?
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      04-21-2021, 02:32 PM   #2
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Ok I have a 2016 Mineral White 535i. I have a ton of small rock chips I have no idea how to get them fixed. I dont want to repaint the car but I may have to since it seems that the paint is very weak on this car.

What do you all recommend?
On my previous 5-series (E39, Cosmo Black) I used a product called Dr. Colorchip to fill in the many small rock chips I had on the front bumper and hood. The colour match was perfect, and the chips mostly disappeared. It is not a perfect solution since it mostly just colours the chips but does not make them be flush with the surrounding paint, but might give you some satisfaction before you decide to repaint.

Another product I have used in the past with excellent results, including on my current F10 (Carbon Black) is the Langka chip repair kit. This product is more labour intensive and does provide a very good repair, but takes a bit of practice and is not really suitable for cars that have, say, more than a dozen chips, unless you have time to kill. In addition to the kit, you need some colour-matched dab-on touch-up paint.
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Ditto on Dr. Colorchip!
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That's interesting. I have Alpine White III, and this paint is super hard. Front end looks brand new, and also takes alot of work to paint correct. I have a second car in black, and after driving 5k miles the BMW front end at 65k miles looks better.
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