Bonnet chip repairs. - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Auto Washing, Detailing & Paint Protection

Auto Washing, Detailing & Paint Protection Discuss wax, polish, chamois, microfiber towels, simple cloth towel, scratch repair and paint protection. Use this Forum to discuss your cleaning tricks and techniques.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-29-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
sicskate
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102301
Location: Kent, England., United Kingdom
What I Drive: Peugeot

Posts: 34
FF Reputation: 1 sicskate Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Bonnet chip repairs.

Work was a tad slow last week, so i thought i'd take advantage and make this quide.

the bonnet in question,
2012 Ford S-MAX
Panther black.



the chips were 3-4mm in diameter each.

Start by scotching the chips, making sure the centre of the chips are etched.
This is to help the new paint hold.


next its time for paint 1:1:1 base/lacquer/hardner

mix paint well.

Clean the area with silicon inferno (no pics).
this is to remove dust from the scotching from the chip.

Add the paint with a thin brush, i used a 1mm fine tipped brush.
When adding the paint, you don't want to put a massive blob in, but you ideally need the new paint to overlap the outside of the chip by 0.5mm.


Time to get some heat on it. 15mins at160 degrees C should do, but a few hours in the sun will do the job.


After a bake,


Due to the size of these chips, i decided to let this area cool and re-bake them again for good luck.

Once cooled, I'm using a paint shaving block to trim the new paint down to a closer to level point.




The dark shiny bits are the LOW parts.
So its time to scotch it up and put some fresh paint back in.



So after a re-bake and cool down, i've shaved it down again abd all was good.

A quick flat with some wet'n'dry 2000 paper and a rubber block to keep it flat.


Other chipped areas i was working on.


Time for some polish (med cutting compound)

with a lambs wool head.


Area polished.


Time for a very soft swirl / hologram remover with a very soft foam head on a slow steady speed.




Wiped down with a microfibre cloth


Now time for some wax. apparently up & down reduces shadows.


Left to cure for 5 mins and wiped off.




Finished article :dance:


And off it goes along the production line.

I'd like to add, that the bonnet was not detailed in anyway at this point.


sicskate is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-29-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
lyonsroar
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Fan#: 63166
Location: Midwest, NE
What I Drive: 2009 Volkswagen GTI

Posts: 8,043
FF Reputation: 31 lyonsroar Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
This is not really something a DIY'r would feel comfortable handling I would think.
GREAT results though.

The home repairer might be more comfortable with this:
http://www.drcolorchip.com/
lyonsroar is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
dbenney
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1195
Location: Lansing, MI
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SEL

Posts: 273
FF Reputation: 5 dbenney Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lyonsroar View Post
This is not really something a DIY'r would feel comfortable handling I would think.
GREAT results though.
I guess it all depends on what you are comfortable with. I have done some painting and I would feel comfortable with doing that. Its basic touch up.

to the OP... great write up!
dbenney is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
Burns098356GX
Focus Enthusiast
 
Burns098356GX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 94777
Location: London, Canada
What I Drive: 2013 Focus ST

Posts: 275
FF Reputation: 1 Burns098356GX Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Petty impressive, not something I've got the talent for though. I've got some doctorcolourchip coming this week, hope it works. My focus is tuxedo black which appears to be very similar to the European panther black.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using FF Mobile
Burns098356GX is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #5
gsxrboy
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Fan#: 103574
Location: Brampton, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Black Focus Titanium

Posts: 175
FF Reputation: 3 gsxrboy Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Awesome article, thank you for writing this up. I am definitely not doing this myself, but at least I know what it takes to complete and I can hunt around for prices in my neighborhood.
__________________
2012 Focus Titanium Black Manual

http://www.fuelly.com/driver/gsxrboy/focus
gsxrboy is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #6
Burns098356GX
Focus Enthusiast
 
Burns098356GX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 94777
Location: London, Canada
What I Drive: 2013 Focus ST

Posts: 275
FF Reputation: 1 Burns098356GX Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Is this the type of work a body shop will do? I filled my own chips on my last car, which was mostly junk. I'd like to get a couple chips on the hood of my new focus taken care of. I always thought the only way to really fix that type of damage was to completely repaint it.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using FF Mobile
Burns098356GX is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:51 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.