Thread: Rock chip! GRR
03-04-2011, 11:23 PM #1
Rock chip! GRR
Straight through my 3M hood film, and damaged the paint underneath. Nice little ding to boot!
GRR. Thing must have been a meteor or something, but I didn't feel a thing.
Sorry for the crappy iphone pic .. now I have to get the film removed, remove the dent, fix the paint, and reinstall some new film. Thank feck my office is at a car dealership with a good bodyshop and 3m guys!
Hate seeing my blemish-free car get hurt.
03-04-2011, 11:42 PM #2
I used to go absolutely ape $#@! when stuff like this happened to me with my new cars. I was so uptight about things like this, that I really would lose sleep over that until I was able to get to the PDR guy to get everything fixed. After buying a 335 used with some chips already on the car, I've REALLY lightened up over stuff like this. It sucks that it happens, but it's bound to happen over and over. So, fix it and relax. It's all part of having a car. That is one HELL of a ding though. Were you following Haley's comet?
03-05-2011, 12:15 AM #3
03-05-2011, 12:16 PM #4
I know the feeling. If I end up getting a new car, I'll definitely look into the 3m film!
03-05-2011, 09:28 PM #5
Yeah I checking into it, but the German labor rates where nutty. With the conversion factor I just couldn't justify it. In your opinion though, if (sounds like you did) you can get it put on while the paint is still mint, is the film worth the money?
03-05-2011, 10:02 PM #6
Just goes to show that even with the film you will never be completely protected.
That is a pretty nice sized ding though.
03-06-2011, 01:34 AM #7
Btw, I actually used to be a certified installer of 3m film (it's a long story - my day job is computer programmer!). If you get it done, ask to see the installers previous work first, many seem to leave excessive stretch marks, which can look ghastly on a black car.
Originally Posted by sticky
You should see my windshield .. car is less than one year old, and looks like it was used as a firing range.~
03-06-2011, 01:36 AM #8
03-06-2011, 01:40 AM #9