1996 E36 328i - Coupe front wing chipped

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  1. 1996 E36 328i - Coupe front wing chipped 
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    I bought a new bonnet and drivers front wing from somone breaking another Aqua E36 to replace the ones on mine which had been repainted with cans by the previous owner and were a bit off colour, so bought these replacements as they were in good nick and matched brilliantly!

    Anyway when transporting them home the wing got chipped! :( TOTALLY GUTTED! Bought them to save me a respray of the front end, and then chipped it!

    Anyway, took it to my local trusted paint shop, and they said they could only respray the whole panel, and to get it to match they'd have to blow it into the door/bonnet once fitted, and would therefore be around £400!
    I asked if they could just do the chip but they said they didn't get paint in that small a quantity!

    So I wanted to know if I have any other options (without doing it my self?) Or whether you'd just leave it!?

    Here's some pics of the damage:




    Thanks in advance everyone!
     
     

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    Hi bobsy, your fresh chip looks rusted, which is kinda worrying. But anyway, check out my post on here about chipex, the post is called "chipex...anybody used it?". I didnt like the chipex paint, but in the post I described how I have dealt with stone chips, and now have a near invisible repair. Feel free to PM me if you need any help.
     
     

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    i would try auto smart fix. i got hit in a car park in my old e30 325 and it dented and chipped off the paint on the rear wheel arch. once repaired it was pretty much invisible and only cost me £80

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