My new mowtah

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Re: My new mowtah

Post by DaiRees » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:35 pm

Loud bang on the way home from work today, lovely stone chip right on the A pillar. BAStud!! :x
Look at the size of this, gotta be a couple of CM long.
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Still, an inch further over and I'd probably getting the windscreen replaced.
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Re: My new mowtah

Post by Welly » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:35 am

I've got one like that on the A pillar (not as bad like :P ) I guess all you can do it 'dob' it in with a touch up pen (have you got one?) I've tried* for years to find one in Halfords type places in the right colour. I guess it's dealer order only.
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Re: My new mowtah

Post by DaiRees » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:51 am

Yes I've got the right colour touch up, I usually buy one as soon as I get a car, you're always going to need it unfortunately. I seem to be having more than my fair share of chips and dinks on this car. :(

I reckon you'd pay more for touch up paint in Halfrauds these days than you would in the stealers. :roll:
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Re: My new mowtah

Post by Welly » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:28 am

DaiRees wrote: I seem to be having more than my fair share of chips and dinks on this car. :(
Word on the street is that car paint is thinner than it used to be, environmental mumblings etc.......
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Re: My new mowtah

Post by steve_earwig » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:54 am

I thought it got better, that Arsetra I had (1993?) had paint that was so thin fly splats were taking it off. It was dark blue with white primer. I think this tied into when they banned using cellulose paint on new cars, so they used water-based or something.


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Re: My new mowtah

Post by DaiRees » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:03 pm

I always thought that the paint on both my 406s was brilliant, much better than any car I had before. If anything the D8 was better than the D9, seemed to have a "deeper" finish with a thicker laquer layer.

Upon closer inspection of the new chip on the Volvo (while applying touch-up paint), it's actually slightly dented. Given the location and structural nature of the A pillar, together with the position of the chip right on an edge, that surprises me somewhat!!
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Re: My new mowtah

Post by Welly » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:43 pm

The strength is behind all the bodywork Dai.

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