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Hi fellow "Z" members, I have a dilemma. The paint on my front lip keeps chipping. I'm not a paint expert but maybe the painter did not do a proper

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Old 03-04-2017, 06:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi fellow "Z" members,

I have a dilemma. The paint on my front lip keeps chipping. I'm not a paint expert but maybe the painter did not do a proper job. It almost seems like a primer was not used. I dropped $450 to paint that front lip about 8 months ago and have used Dr. Color Chip to fix the chips many times, otherwise it would look like Swiss cheese.

You will notice the OEM bumper has no chips and I would expect the front lip to be more resilient against the chipping. I don't drive it on dirt roads or anything like that, just regular side streets and highways.

Any opinions on this?

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Aftermarket paint is never as hard as factory paint. My last car I re did the whole front bumper and it did this. Every little rock that hit created chips like this. I do have to get a small part of my current bumper touched up and will be springing for a clear bra for the bumper since it will be off the car for a while.

Get it repainted when you can and protect it.
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I agree with RDAVIS 247 above 100%!! I had a Q45 that got a damaged front bumper. It was repainted by the Infiniti recommended high end shop and over time looked like some one took a shotgun to it. Repaint it and cover with a PPF if you want it looking good long term.
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repaint and get a roll of clearbra and clear it urself.
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Ill add something different: never drive behind trucks or other large tire vehicules. Kinda sounds dumb, but believe me those wide tires lift a lot of crap from the ground and end up in our beautiful Z's.
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Thanks for all the feedback!
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If you're going to drive a car like these and worry about paint chips, either get a clear bra, a leather bra or learn how to paint cars. I did the last one. I pull my bumper and just paint it myself every couple of years.

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