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    Flame Red Paint Chip

    Evening all,

    I've had a lip of paint coming away on my front bumper for a while and obviously always stayed away from it when cleaning the car. Til tonight that is when I took a lump of paint straight off!

    I've included a couple of photos so you know what I'm banging on about.

    It;s not massive but it's annoying so I want to get it sorted. Anybody got any advice on the best way to go about it? Is there something I can do myself or do I need the bumper respraying?

    I'm absolutely gutted so any advice will be welcome. Also if anybody knows where I can get it sorted in or around Chesterfield please let me know.

    Cheers
    Daz



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    Could try your local chipsaway people if you have one, they will be able to sort it for less than a respray of bumper would be.

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    looks like there are cracks in the paint work(probably cos paint was too thick)....you might need a complete respray for a proper job. you could try sand it, prime and spray the area with an air bush and cut& polish to blend.

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    I understand the flame red is a very soft paint-my mk IV is peppered with stone chips!! Bloody flame red!!
    Flame Red 3dr Mk IV Astra 1.6i
    De-restricted air box with Veccy 'C' Intake& K&N Filter, Irmshcer kit,I need a set of 4 stud 16"VX rims (PM me plz)

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    Unless you have a PC or rotary i wouldnt bother attempting this by yourself!

    Chips away will do it for about 50-70quid i think!
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