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      08-10-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
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Car Shipped Cross Country -> Chip in clear coat :/

Hey guys, so my car was recently shipped cross country. It was covered in bugs when I got it, after a hand wash at a local detailer I noticed a large chip in the clear coat. I am in the process of seeing if the damage is covered by the shipping insurance, however I would just like some input as how this would be fixed. Full respray of bumper clear coat or would a body shop be able to repair this?

First photo is the damage. Second is what it looked like before it was shipped :/
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sorry to hear. but when i shipped my car, i took no chances and ordered a enclosed trailer. though it cost a more, its definitely worth the extra money.
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You take your chances with an enclosed trailer too. I had my truck shipped across the country and when it got here it had big scratches down the entire passenger side and some on the hood.
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Transportation was provided by work, didn't have the option for an enclosed trailer. The small chips I can deal with. I am more wondering how the larger section can be repaired? Anyone experience something like this with factory paint? I will probably order new grills due to chips as well.
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yeah you would need it repainted. You can do a touch up but it wont be perfect (here's one of the better touch up jobs ive seen http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=617142 )

it's a good opportunity to swap bumpers (m3 bumper for example).
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yeah you would need it repainted. You can do a touch up but it wont be perfect (here's one of the better touch up jobs ive seen http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=617142 )

it's a good opportunity to swap bumpers (m3 bumper for example).
Im thinking maybe a good body shop can do this? the paint is all there so it would be reapplying clear coat layers, sand, compound, polish, then wax?
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