How long?

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Thorn
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How long?

Post by Thorn » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:37 am

My bonnet suffered a stone chip before the car was a month old. I’ve been holding off having it repaired as I believe that a new car’s paint hardens off over time, and I might as well wait to see if it suffers any more chips before it’s fully hardened.
Am I right in thinking that the paint will harden off, or is this old technology? How long should I wait?


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Domfow
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Re: How long?

Post by Domfow » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:58 am

Thorn wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:37 am
My bonnet suffered a stone chip before the car was a month old. I’ve been holding off having it repaired as I believe that a new car’s paint hardens off over time, and I might as well wait to see if it suffers any more chips before it’s fully hardened.
Am I right in thinking that the paint will harden off, or is this old technology? How long should I wait?
Apparently detailers would state the 'curing' time is between 30-90 days. You'll need to know when the car was painted at the factory, this could have been several weeks before you took delivery, if a factory order, if bought new from stock , it could be a lot longer or shorter time dependent on how long the dealer had the vehicle in stock.
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Davevx
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Re: How long?

Post by Davevx » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:45 pm

The bonnet on mine is very susceptible to stone chips.

Have some rather large chips. Bonnet respray in the next few weeks..

I’ll ask them


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