E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wash, Wax, Detailing and Cosmetic protection/repairs > 1st Rock Chip



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-11-2006, 08:46 PM   #1
CALIF65GM
Colonel
68

 
CALIF65GM's Avatar
 
Drives: e93-35 May08 ED
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SF, CA


Posts: 2,041
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Unhappy 1st Rock Chip

Got my 1st rock chip on the hood today. :mad:

Anyone with suggestions besides touch-up paint?
__________________
5-2-08 e93-35 ED Montego w/Jade Grey, Step w/Paddles, PP, SP, CA, hot seats and iPod.Awaing re-delivery soon.

Debadged 330xi ED 11/14/05 Auto/Mystic Blue/Gray leather with Alum/PP/SP/CA/Fold-down rear seats/Alarm. Sold to Carmax on 6/7/08 with 50,624 miles on clock
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2006, 12:07 AM   #2
tctic
Major
Canada
29

 
Drives: BMW E90
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Canada


Posts: 1,238
iTrader: (0)

It's worse for me... Rock chip on the windsheild today...
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2006, 12:11 AM   #3
govtec
Brigadier General
United_States
32

 
Drives: 2006 325xi
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA


Posts: 647
iTrader: (7)

not much u can no but accumulate a lot and then repaint if u want
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2006, 12:18 AM   #4
aapriadi
Colonel
Indonesia
87

 
aapriadi's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 F30 AW 320i
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia


Posts: 2,038
iTrader: (10)

lol i've tonnes of rock chips all over the front of my car...chips on the hood, on the bumper, on the fender...plus all the scratches, i know how painful it is to see the 1st rock chip =(
i suggest u buy the touch up paint from ur local bmw dealer, they should have it..or if u want u can buy it from advanced auto parts, just ask one of the guys..leavin rock chips untreated is not good imho, it may corrode the hood frame in ur case...thats what i think, i dunno much bout car so yeah
or get a repaint juz like govtec but after u do get lots of rock chip
sorry again for ur rock chip, my suggestion: dont drive behind suvs or trucks and dont speed...hopefully it will lessen ur chance of gettin rock chips!
have a good weekend
Appreciate 0
      02-12-2006, 12:29 AM   #5
Oz
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
31

 
Oz's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i, 2004 X5
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Wayne, NJ


Posts: 1,770
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Oz Send a message via MSN to Oz
I got few chips on my front bumper but they aren't noticable. The X5 has some but it's normal You will get it fixed now but it will happen again. I don't think its necessary to fix it unless it's something major
__________________
2006 330i Steptronic/Alpine White/Black Leather/Burl Walnut Trim/Premium Package/iDrive/Heated Seats/Winter: STYLE 159 Blizzak LM-22 RFT/Summer: TBD
2004 X5 Steptronic/Alpine White/Grey Leather/Poplar Trim/Premium Package/Heated Seats/iPod Adapter
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2006, 06:41 PM   #6
AeroTect
New Member
3

 
Drives: BMW 330i black
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: La Verne,CA


Posts: 24
iTrader: (0)

I don't understand why you don't get a Clear bra. The new generation films are practically invisible and cost about $450 to protect your hood, fenders, mirrors & bumper. This price includes tax & installation.AeroTect is a Southern California 3M dealer and we install film on 2-3 cars and 2-3 Aircraft daily. Please call if you have any questions about paint protection. (866) 388-AERO
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2006, 04:07 AM   #7
Asiann
Got Seoul?
United_States
68

 
Drives: 2012 535i MSport
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Honolulu


Posts: 2,861
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW 535i  [0.00]
2008 750Li  [0.00]
2006 BMW  [0.00]
I used some clearcoat that I had from my last VW touchup and it at least covers the bare metal.
__________________
Can you say Alooooha?
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2006, 11:12 AM   #8
Hunter399
Major General
214

 
Hunter399's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 335i
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Houston, TX


Posts: 7,757
iTrader: (30)

I got a MASSIVE rocl chip, I had to have the hood repainted
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2006, 11:38 AM   #9
Socom
BMWCCA since '03
United_States
122

 
Drives: 2015 435i
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Atl.


Posts: 5,308
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AeroTect
I don't understand why you don't get a Clear bra. The new generation films are practically invisible and cost about $450 to protect your hood, fenders, mirrors & bumper. This price includes tax & installation.AeroTect is a Southern California 3M dealer and we install film on 2-3 cars and 2-3 Aircraft daily. Please call if you have any questions about paint protection. (866) 388-AERO
Clear bra's blend in well with light colored cars. However they really begin to show on dark colored cars right around 3 yrs after application.

My .02$
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2006, 10:02 PM   #10
AeroTect
New Member
3

 
Drives: BMW 330i black
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: La Verne,CA


Posts: 24
iTrader: (0)

With the new generation of quality films on the market (that were released within the last 6 months) that is really no longer an issue. Many films are warrantied for 5 years against discoloring and other problems that were an issue with the earlier films.
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2006, 12:37 AM   #11
xdrive
Second Lieutenant
32

 
Drives: 330xi
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chicago


Posts: 250
iTrader: (0)

I too noticed a small rock chip right on my hood. It's about 1mm in diameter.. Although it's small, it is PISSING me off! Can't help but notice it... I bought touchup paint from the dealership. Put a base coat on and then had to apply a clear coat on top. Now the metal color underneath the paint is not noticable, but there is a bump from the paint. Couldn't avoid it cuz the rock chip created a crater with a border around it. The only way I could make it smooth was probably grind off the ridge around the rock chip and then reapply the touchup paint. I decided not to go that route though...
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2006, 10:25 AM   #12
tombodc
New Member
1

 
Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: DC


Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

The first weekend I had my car somone felt like it was too pretty and had to put a big dent in the rear door with their ski. OK it wasn't really all that big but for pete sake, the first weekend I had the car??? Anyways, I take the car to get that fixed and the next weekend I get a door ding in the parking lot at work. I was able to buff it out to where it isn't too visible and the VERY next day, in my own visitor parking lot in front of the house, the car got hit hard enough by another door ding to take the clear coat off... I asked the dealer what to do and they said to just use the touch up paint. To have it repainted professionally would mean they would have to blend the paint and that alone will reduce the value of the car versus touch up paint... I am not sure how accurate that is but that is what I ended up doing....
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST