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    Hi folks i am after some advice on the above title.
    My e46 is cosmos black and i noticed some fresh chips on the bonnet when i cleaned it last week. i think they were caused by all the grit on the roads round here !!! what is the best product / proceedure to fix these ? and why do they use a white base coat under black paint???
     
     

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    guess they can use any base coat under black,strange though.You can get a touch up pen in the colour you need.Do it in layers and then smooth down when done.Hopefully you won't notice them when you are done
     
     

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    Cheers mate,they are only very small chips but being black paint they really shoe up when the car is cleaned.
    do i apply the paint and then leave for a few days so it cures before smoothing it down?
    is tcut ok to smooth the repairs or will it take a very fine wet and dry paper to cut the new paint back?

    thanks for your input
     
     

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    I used Tcut but you have to be quite gentle cause it'll strip the laquer off I left the paint on for a few hours then did it so it wasn't 100% cured-it was easier to smooth down that way.If you take your time then you'll be able to get it looking good,you could actually polish it down as polish has mild abrasives in it will require elbow grease though
     
     

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    I also have a few minor stone chips, i called chips away but they do not do bonetts, they said you have to get the whole thing sprayed to get a good colour match.

    I have never been a fan of touch up pens but i shall give it a go and try smoothing it down.
     
     

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