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Old 04-11-2008, 07:48 AM
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Any way to stop rock chips?

I had a glass '32 ford built without running boards or fenders--open wheel. Now I am constantly getting rock chips on the doors. There are tons of these cars around.....what, if anything, are other guys doing to eliminate this issue? Does someone make a temporary fender that could bolt on/off for cruising? Anything that can be applied to the paint? Or just live with a touch up brush in my hand?

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This is the only thing I can think of that would stop the chips and not look too terrible:

http://www.invisiblemask.com/bulkfilm.html

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Many thanks--I may have to consider that. I kind of hate to resort to it but don't know what else to do. Like I said, there are hundreds of these 32s around---someone must have the same problem and have found a solution. A temporary front fender sounds doable, but I don't recall ever seeing one.

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I think the common solution is to not enjoy it, just trailer it and polish the trophies. Rock chips are part of enjoying fenderless cars. My next few coupes I build will be fenderless.
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Yeah....i just can't do that. I gotta drive it. I doubt it will be in many shows. They look so good without fenders but now I'm questioning that decision.

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The only other option I can think of is to have a painter put a couple extra coats of clear onthe doors so it can be color sanded when nicked. The nicks are just proof the car is driven.
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14decoys,

Drive the snot out of it and heck with the chips, those are just badges of pure enjoyment of your rod. Besides for every chip there is always a story to tell about what you were going with your rod when it happened. Trailer queen people don't get to have that kind of fun. Tim
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I have a 57 Chevy that my son in law and I built 10 years ago---there isn't a mark on it. I guess I'll have to live with a different mindset on this 32 !!!!


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