Jump to content


Photo

Stone Chips


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 bluemippy

bluemippy

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Name: michael
  • Ford Model: focus
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:59 PM

After a good wash and polish on my focus this weekend I noticed that the front of my car was covered in stone chips, my car is performance blue in colour. Who would you recommend to sort this out. my local ford dealer or chips away or similar? mt car is an 08 plate.



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 Luke23 tdci

Luke23 tdci

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 79 posts
  • Name: Luke
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.6 tdci
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Hampshire

Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:22 PM

Same. Mines mood dust silver so not as noticeable. How many miles you done ?

#3 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 17,227 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:01 AM

you have three options here really:

 

1) self repair - touch up kits - give a level of protection, but can be as noticeable as the chip.

2) Chips Away, they tend to be very good, and if you do a touch up yourself, they can then polish it out for you, I had a quote from them when I had my Kia Cee'd - I did the stone touch ups on the bonnet on about 12 chips, they quoted me £15 to polish it all up in order to give it that nice clean / fresh painted look for the bonnet, and an average of about £15 per small - medium panel to do the same

3) respray - By far the most expensive option, and often the biggest waste of time you will invest in, the chips will come back!

 

I would recommend you at least get Chips Away to come out and see you, they can then give you a quote for the work, and ask there advice on a touch up kit and what they can do to make it look a lot better when your done!



#4 kristriple

kristriple

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 334 posts
  • Name: Kris
  • Ford Model: Mondeo
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Aberdeenshire

Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:17 PM

Never heard of this James? Are the a national company? Do you know if they cover Scotland?

Sent from my KFTT using Ford OC mobile app

#5 bluemippy

bluemippy

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Name: michael
  • Ford Model: focus
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:31 PM

Thanks for your replies, Ive had the car since December it has done 59k  I have put nearly 2k since Ive had it,it is 7miles each way to work and back all motoway but the chips have only started to show the last 2 or 3 weeks, certainly not on the car when I got it from my local Ford garage.



#6 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 17,227 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:12 PM

Hi Kris not sure on Scotland but have a look on their website and find your nearest.

As for the motor, it could be a number of reasons why they are coming out now, I suppose Road degradation is most likely, maybe it's worth a few layers of wax when you get it done

Sent from my MY SAGA C2 using Ford OC mobile app

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users