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Thread: Paint protection

  1. #1
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    Steve Field
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    Default Paint protection

    I need to protect the front of my 430, problem is the front is not perfect at the moment and I'm told that some films will highlight existing stone chips.
    I'll be doing a few runs over the next few months I'm wondering if there's anything out there as temporary protection that can be used with a view to a full proper job following a front end re-spray.
    Advice would be appreciated.

    Cheers

    Steve

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    Harry
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    Welcome to my world.
    Have exactly the same problem.
    I went to a friend who has a body shop and he send me away, telling me to stop being paranoid and enjoy driving the car.
    My F430 has a few stone chips on the bonnet, front bumper and wings.
    I find the original paint work too thin.
    Ferrari is said to do this for weight saving purposes.
    I have decided to drive the car for a few more months and then once I collet a few more chips, I will then have those panels resprayed ( by a top class paint shop ) and then fit one paint guard on the bumper wings and bonnet.
    Hope this helps.

  3. #3
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    Steve Field
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    Its not my first Ferrari and I know how crap the paint is. Problem is if you do a few runs with your mates, chasing Porsches and other powerful cars you will get hit by rocks and there's no avoiding it.
    Just a bit of damage limitation I suppose, I can live with trolling around daily without protection but weekend hooning is a different proposition.

    Steve

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