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repairing rock chips

what is the best method to repair rock chips in a bc/cc paint job without repainting the hood. the chips go through the base coat. it is a solid color. i can get touchup paint since its a gm factory color. i could just fill the chip with paint sand with 1500 and buff it out but what about the clear coat? any tips?

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I went thru this with my wife's Camaro which I painted in the 90's with DP Chroma 1 base followed by a clear coat. My .02 is to just dab the chips with the brush in the repair bottle and turn around, and walk away as fast as possible - don't look back . I tried on the Camaro to sand the chip, dab paint and clear, sand etc. and it came out looking like crap. It didn't come out smooth, the base didn't cover and I would have been better off just leaving the chip.
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Filling the chip with paint will cause a mismatch, especially with metallics.
the paint will settle, the metallics will float to the top.

Tape around the chip as close as possible then brush the touch up
paint on quickly, as thin as possible, let dry and repeat as needed.
You want it to dry fast to be even and built up with several applications.
Once built up to even or above the existing finish, you can sand
lightly and buff the area.
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use adhesion promoter and scuff the chip or lightly sand with a grit that can buff out. Then mix in some clear coat (and hardener) with your base coat, or dab your base on then your clear. Most people just mix the base n clear. Then dab it and give it some good time to cure. Then sand n buff out. On a solid you might not even notice. For metallic it will always look funky.
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