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It's a small one (near the driver side mirror). I could do it myself, but it never turns out as well I'd like.
Anyone have a dealer take care of a small chip? Cost? I'm thinking about $100.
 

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Re: Typical dealer pricing for stone chips (flybynight)

I have had dent wizard at the dealer take out a ding or two but have not had the dealer do anything with a chip. I touch up the chips myself. Anything more serious I would take to a body shop as the dealers in my area don't do body work.
 

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Re: Typical dealer pricing for stone chips (flybynight)

Is this an option on the '06 model?

Okay...bad joke.

I've had dealers do PDR, too. And, actually, the one time they did PDR where the little dent had a chip in the center, it looked no better than any of my touch-up w/Langka jobs. How bad is the chip? The charge to fix it should be negligible if they're doing the work on-site (although I wouldn't expect any miracles). The dealers around here all outsource that stuff to a body shop (no one wants to mess with paint), which means that you're probably just going to get ripped off (only my opinion).

Sure you don't want to give it a shot with a little Langka and a touch-up kit?

-Eric
 

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Re: Typical dealer pricing for stone chips (Sue Esponte)

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Sure you don't want to give it a shot with a little Langka and a touch-up kit?

I have seen this advertised in the ipd circulars and have wondered how it works. Have you been happy with it? Thanks.
 

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It is small. I've touched up cars before, but it never comes out all that great. Maybe the Langka process might be worth a looksy!
 

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A good many body shops are not that good with small chip repairs, either. All the detailers I've seen do it were even worse. I wouldn't count on a dealer tech working on the clock to do touch up to write home about.

You can get the best repair results using better quality kits and with some practice. I had a really nice custom-mixed, professional grade touch up kit for my dead '05, including touch up pens. These are NOT the cheap "shaker" cans with the brush in the lid. Done right, you will not see any evidence of a chip, or the repair.

When I get home tonight, I will post the vendor's name. Come to think of it, I need a new kit for my '06.
 

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Re: Typical dealer pricing for stone chips (flybynight)

Dealers don't do stone chips, they would do the same thing you or I would do, touch it up.
If you want the entire mirror painted, $100 sounds about right
 
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