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The new re-designed 7 series F01 / F02 leads off the BMW Fxx chassis code!

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Old 08-02-2012, 09:04 PM
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best way to get minor dings repaired

my white 2012 750li has only 4k miles on it now but I have a few chips in the white paint in front. I suspect this might be road rash from when I got it up to 150mph recently.

If I want this fixed, should I bring it to the dealer and pay them to fix those up or is this something I should take to an independent lux car body/paint shop?
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:18 AM
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I suspect this might be road rash from when I got it up to 150mph recently.
Probably not unless you were following a car or truck going faster than you.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:30 AM
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I have used Dr.ColorChip with excellent results. Paint chips cover up beautifully on my black car. It seems to work well on other chips and scratches. Depends on size and depth. My daughter ran her blue Jetta into my front fender and bumper. With Meguiar's Scratch X 2.0 and Dr.colorChip I actually got almost all of it out.
http://www.drcolorchip.com/
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:27 AM
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thanks JP, I will check that out. I've never tried to fix something like that myself so I'm a bit hesitant. But I just want to get that ugly chip fixed.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:07 AM
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I am no fix it guy. Watch the video. The stuff looks like nail polish. I dip the tip of my index finger in the bottle and get a small (1-2 drop) amount on the glove. I dab it on the chip. You can use the included paint brush. Wipe it on with the provided glove and it's ok if it goes on lumpy. It dries in 1 minute. Next wipe it with the other solution they give you. Don't worry if you mess up because it will all come off with extra solution. I actually would guess this is nail polish type compound and the solution is probably acetone based. Just a guess. The result is a bit of a haze that buffs right out with the micro cloth they give you. Either way the result will surprise you. I bet auto repair places do the same thing and over charge the heck out of us
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