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      04-23-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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Dammm... Did my first wash and wax...

There are 3 deep scratches from rocks on my hood. 2 week old car. Where do I go from here? Next time I am going to lease... I heard I should go BMW touch up paint?
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I heard that there's a huge wash & detail sub-forum
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Touch up paint is the cheapest solution. Painting the hood is gonna cost you more than $800 probably. BMW paint is pretty fragile. You should consider doing clearbra at least in the bumper....and avoid tailgating other cars.
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I heard something about that
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Clear bra's aren't for everyone....I personally would love the protection, but I don't like the visable lines.

In order for us to make a proper assesment of your damage, you really need to post a few pics.
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Clear bra's aren't for everyone....I personally would love the protection, but I don't like the visable lines.

In order for us to make a proper assesment of your damage, you really need to post a few pics.
That's why I will never to clear bra on half the hood. Even if I have to pay extra I rather pay the whole hood that see a line. In my car I only did the bumper and sidemirrors since I plan to get the CF hood later on.
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I think most German paint fragile. I have 200K km on my VW Passat and the hood is horrible from all those little tiny rocks hitting the hood from mainly highway driving.

If you want to do a good job with touch up paint trying filling in the scratch using a tooth pic with paint on the tip of the tooth pic. This way you can only fill the hole from the scratch. It takes a while but you get a cleaner result.
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