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      06-08-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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If you're going to get part of your hood clear bra'd, do the whole hood instead

Now that my car is a DD getting 400 miles a week on it going to Broomfield and back on I-25, the hood is noticeably showing signs of rock chips. I have 24" of my hood done, in hindsight, I should have had the whole hood done.

Oh well, ya live and learn I suppose. But free advice for any newbies wondering what they should invest in on their car here in CO
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Now that my car is a DD getting 400 miles a week on it going to Broomfield and back on I-25, the hood is noticeably showing signs of rock chips. I have 24" of my hood done, in hindsight, I should have had the whole hood done.

Oh well, ya live and learn I suppose. But free advice for any newbies wondering what they should invest in on their car here in CO
Doing the full hood BLOWS (Especially on M3 with power bulge)!!!

Think I had to redo Sid's hood on his M3 like 8 times hahaha
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Yea, but its totally worth it. All the little white dings in the middle of my grey hood are really annoying.
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My hood is one of the best preserved items on my car thanks to the full clear bra ;-)
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Good advice -- I'm in the same boat as Dackz. Lots of little chips from my 30 mile daily commute. Spend a lot of time trying to dodge big trucks on Santa Fe!

Has anyone had any success touching-up small chips like this? I know I would be too heavy-handed with the touch-up paint and would just make it worse.
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