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Old 24-07-2019, 10:49 PM   #11
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Honestly, just touch it in where the paint has flaked like you would a stone chip.

Start going at it with a spray can and it'll look a horrible patchy mess.

No one would smart repair it because there's nowhere to hide a blend line, which is why everywhere you have asked has either said they won't do it or it will need the whole roof doing.
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Old 25-07-2019, 01:25 PM   #12
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Honestly, just touch it in where the paint has flaked like you would a stone chip.

Start going at it with a spray can and it'll look a horrible patchy mess.

No one would smart repair it because there's nowhere to hide a blend line, which is why everywhere you have asked has either said they won't do it or it will need the whole roof doing.
Harry if they have to hide a blend like they are doing it wrong.

You could mask a decent size around the damage, paint, clear and fade out around it
A good bake and a nice polish but that would take some skill, Iíve done this before only on certain colours but itís not a life long fix it may need a further polish in the future if the blends start to become noticeablel.
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Old 25-07-2019, 05:36 PM   #13
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Blends on a large flat panel always seem to come back, and if you're going to have to try and plead several patches over a roof you may aswell clear coat the whole lot, at which point you're 75% of the way to totally respraying it anyway which is far less likely to be noticeable or need remedial work in the future.

If it was a single spot of damage then I'm sure it's possible to blend out a fresh colour, but several different spots on a single large panel I'm not so sure.
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Old 25-07-2019, 07:19 PM   #14
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I assumed it was only one area, if it’s multiple then yeah...,screwed
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Old 25-07-2019, 08:00 PM   #15
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How about flatting it down as much as possible so it's smooth then having it wrapped? a thick wrap should help hide the remaining imperfections?
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Old 25-07-2019, 09:00 PM   #16
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These YouTube links may be useful for achieving the best results by touching in paint chips.

https://youtu.be/4f9zqVbcZDQ

https://youtu.be/M8lj0_C-iPI
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Old 26-07-2019, 10:42 AM   #17
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Thanks for the advice everyone. Since its a relatively low value car Iíll touch in the existing chips where its flaked off so at least there is colour there.
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