Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Honda Acura > Acura

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09 Sep 2007, 02:17 pm
apdicenzo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Chips

Just noticed a few chips on my 2003TL bumper..ARRGH!!!!..pisses me off..went
to the beach yesterday and some asshole must have hit it waking by with
their chair..sorry for the language but some people are so ignorant..anyway
what is the best way to fix it?..I have touch up paint but I'm afraid I
won't do it right..Any suggestions?


Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10 Sep 2007, 07:00 am
Tegger
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Chips

"apdicenzo" <apdicenzo@cox.net> wrote in
news:IMWEi.259869$dA7.176132@newsfe16.lga:

> Just noticed a few chips on my 2003TL bumper..ARRGH!!!!..pisses me
> off..went to the beach yesterday and some asshole must have hit it
> waking by with their chair..sorry for the language but some people are
> so ignorant..anyway what is the best way to fix it?..I have touch up
> paint but I'm afraid I won't do it right..Any suggestions?
>
>



Brush the paint on. Done. Easy as pie. Hard to screw up. If you don't like
what you've done, just use some methylated spirits (hardware store) and a
clean cloth to wipe it off, then try again.

Use some methylated spirits and a cloth to clean off any surface oils
first.

--
Tegger

The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
www.tegger.com/hondafaq/
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10 Sep 2007, 08:33 pm
Jim Yanik
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Chips

Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
news:Xns99A74719739A8tegger@207.14.116.130:

> "apdicenzo" <apdicenzo@cox.net> wrote in
> news:IMWEi.259869$dA7.176132@newsfe16.lga:
>
>> Just noticed a few chips on my 2003TL bumper..ARRGH!!!!..pisses me
>> off..went to the beach yesterday and some asshole must have hit it
>> waking by with their chair..sorry for the language but some people
>> are so ignorant..anyway what is the best way to fix it?..I have touch
>> up paint but I'm afraid I won't do it right..Any suggestions?
>>
>>

>
>
> Brush the paint on. Done. Easy as pie. Hard to screw up. If you don't
> like what you've done, just use some methylated spirits (hardware
> store) and a clean cloth to wipe it off, then try again.
>
> Use some methylated spirits and a cloth to clean off any surface oils
> first.
>


If you want to get fancy,use an airbrush.

chances are,those paint chips were from road debris and not some beach
chair.
--
Jim Yanik
jyanik
at
kua.net
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10 Sep 2007, 09:12 pm
Tegger
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Chips

Jim Yanik <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in news:Xns99A7D119972FCjyanikkuanet@
64.209.0.85:

> Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
> news:Xns99A74719739A8tegger@207.14.116.130:
>
>> "apdicenzo" <apdicenzo@cox.net> wrote in
>> news:IMWEi.259869$dA7.176132@newsfe16.lga:
>>
>>> Just noticed a few chips on my 2003TL bumper..ARRGH!!!!..pisses me
>>> off..went to the beach yesterday and some asshole must have hit it
>>> waking by with their chair..sorry for the language but some people
>>> are so ignorant..anyway what is the best way to fix it?..I have touch
>>> up paint but I'm afraid I won't do it right..Any suggestions?
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>> Brush the paint on. Done. Easy as pie. Hard to screw up. If you don't
>> like what you've done, just use some methylated spirits (hardware
>> store) and a clean cloth to wipe it off, then try again.
>>
>> Use some methylated spirits and a cloth to clean off any surface oils
>> first.
>>

>
> If you want to get fancy,use an airbrush.



Not a good idea. Too much overspray, poor coverage. A brush is better.


>
> chances are,those paint chips were from road debris and not some beach
> chair.



Possibly, BUT, nobody south of Pennsylvania patches stone chips. They
therefore have little experience either way..


--
Tegger

The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
www.tegger.com/hondafaq/
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11 Sep 2007, 12:13 pm
Jim Yanik
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Chips

Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
news:Xns99A7D7897FA89tegger@207.14.116.130:

> Jim Yanik <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in news:Xns99A7D119972FCjyanikkuanet@
> 64.209.0.85:
>
>> Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
>> news:Xns99A74719739A8tegger@207.14.116.130:
>>
>>> "apdicenzo" <apdicenzo@cox.net> wrote in
>>> news:IMWEi.259869$dA7.176132@newsfe16.lga:
>>>
>>>> Just noticed a few chips on my 2003TL bumper..ARRGH!!!!..pisses me
>>>> off..went to the beach yesterday and some asshole must have hit it
>>>> waking by with their chair..sorry for the language but some people
>>>> are so ignorant..anyway what is the best way to fix it?..I have touch
>>>> up paint but I'm afraid I won't do it right..Any suggestions?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Brush the paint on. Done. Easy as pie. Hard to screw up. If you don't
>>> like what you've done, just use some methylated spirits (hardware
>>> store) and a clean cloth to wipe it off, then try again.
>>>
>>> Use some methylated spirits and a cloth to clean off any surface oils
>>> first.
>>>

>>
>> If you want to get fancy,use an airbrush.

>
>
> Not a good idea. Too much overspray, poor coverage. A brush is better.


well, a "chip" on a plastic bumper cover could be a lot larger than a
stone "chip" on a metal body part.Especially if it were done by a beach
chair.
Then you would want the wider coverage.
and you can get an airbrush swath VERY small,too.
>
>
>>
>> chances are,those paint chips were from road debris and not some beach
>> chair.

>
>
> Possibly, BUT, nobody south of Pennsylvania patches stone chips.


???
WHY not? do they like rust?
I do it here in Florida.
(BTW,the seacoast has as much salt in the air as the North puts on their
roads in winter.)

> They
> therefore have little experience either way..
>
>




--
Jim Yanik
jyanik
at
kua.net
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 14 Sep 2007, 09:24 am
Mike
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Chips

Call your dealer (or maybe a BMW / Lexus / Mercedes dealer), and ask if they
have anyone that comes around once a week/month and does touchup work.
Usually dealers will have someone come by that does this type of work on
used cars on their lots to make them look nice for resale. They also have
leather/vinyl/upholstery folks as well for future reference - can fix
cigarette burns, tears in seats, and the like.

When you call, see if you can get the repair companies actual phone number
and schedule the appointment through them. If you have the dealer handle it
for you, they will of course markup the price for the exact same service
(around here anyway).

I've had a couple of rock dings painted out of my 02 TL-S bumper (plastic)
and hood (metal). The guy I used actually mixes the paint on site to match
your car - he has a big book with paint codes/etc. He then covers
everything except for the ding/scratch and airbrushes multiple layers until
the new paint is up to the level of the old paint, then does a quick spray
of clearcoat. You can still see it, but it is MUCH less noticeable than if
you had just used the touchup paint and brush - I have a black car, and the
light has to be just right for me to notice. If memory serves it was about
$50 for a half-dozen chips - each chip smaller then a pencil eraser.

By the way, I'm about 400 miles south of Pennsylvania. :-)

- Mike


"apdicenzo" <apdicenzo@cox.net> wrote in message
news:IMWEi.259869$dA7.176132@newsfe16.lga...
> Just noticed a few chips on my 2003TL bumper..ARRGH!!!!..pisses me
> off..went to the beach yesterday and some asshole must have hit it waking
> by with their chair..sorry for the language but some people are so
> ignorant..anyway what is the best way to fix it?..I have touch up paint
> but I'm afraid I won't do it right..Any suggestions?
>


Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
i have a 2002 honda accord se. 2.3 liter 4 cyl. are there computer chips for it to increase bdwood73 Honda Technical 3 16 Aug 2007 12:21 pm
2005 acura tl performance chips? yvonnne m Acura Technical 4 16 Aug 2007 06:08 am
windshield hit by stone chips ExtremeValue Honda 2 1 23 Apr 2006 09:33 pm
paint chips & touchup paint (brush on vs. aerosol) Joe Blo Honda 3 13 22 Sep 2004 10:40 am
treating stone chips Artur Roytburg Honda 2 2 10 Sep 2003 03:24 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 am.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.