Tagged: paint chips Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Steve and Tracy Dillon 3:54pm on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , paint chips,   

    Doesn’t seem to show up as much on… 

    The paint chip problem doesn’t seem to show up as much on our White ND. Looks like it chips the red off to show a white primer.

    On Miata.net people were quoting like $2,500 for front, hood and rockers, so I discounted the Idea.

    Andrew, how much of car is covered in the $900 you mentioned?

     

     
    • Mark Gilbert 4:07pm on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I found a place that does mostly exotics and went to see him. Had 2 Lambos, a Porsche and ZR1 in there being completely wrapped. Quoted me $800 to do the bumper and partial front of hood and fenders and mirrors. The name of the company is Auto Nuvo in Fort Lauderdale.

    • Andrew 8:20am on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      The entire front bumper, about 12″ of the hood and fenders, the mirrors, door handle and inside door panel (above the arm rest. I did not do the headlights. That cost a little over $900 in 2016. For the entire hood and fender, the price would have gone over $1500. My last car (that had PPF) was a 2003 Infinity G35 where I applied the sames areas and that worked very well. Back then, only had one large rock penetrate the film on the hood and left a very small chip/ding. I believe the film prevented serious damage from that impact. The film held until I sold the car in 2010. I use Plexus to clean, polish and maintain the PPF (also applies to window tint).

      The company I used was Auto Supershield out of Boca.

  • Mark Gilbert 2:31pm on Thursday, May 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Advise, paint chips   

    Paint Chips 

    For those of you who have recently purchased a new MX-5 or are considering one in the near future, please be aware that the paint being used by Mazda and most car companies today is water based meaning it chips very easily.

    In order to preserve the look and paint of your new car, you should definitely consider putting PPF, paint protection clear film to keep the paint from chipping. I wish I had. Now the front of my car looks like it was shot with buckshot and will have to be repainted. The cost of the film will be well worth it for you down the road.

     

     
    • Robert Burr 2:59pm on Thursday, May 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! Not seeing this on the original Machine Grey.

    • Andrew 7:40am on Friday, May 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, it appears worse than I had imagined. It brings up memories of my 1998 Infinity I30. Since then I have had PPF on my nice cars. I can attest it really does the job and last for quite a while. My Infinity G35 had it on for 7+ years and only incurred one ding/chip from a large rock. Even with that said, the ding/chip was hardly visible and would have been a lot worse without the PPF. When I sold the car, it looked brand new.

      Back in 2003 the install job cost around $600, today on my ND it cost $900; well worth the investment. Very hard to tell its on.

      Note there is a bit of prepping with clay to remove tiny stuck on debris and it must be installed indoors just like window tint to prevent as mush airborne dust and particle from getting between the film and paint. Takes a couple of hours to install and the panels are laser cut to fit perfectly. Contact me if you want further information.

    • Steve and Tracy Dillon 3:56pm on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Doesn’t seem to show up as much on our White ND. Looks like it chips the red off to show a white primer.
      On Miata.net people were quoting like 2500 for Front, hood and rockers so I discounted the Idea. Andrew, how much of car is covered in the $900 you mentioned?

    • Anonymous 8:04am on Thursday, June 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Gunther Mazda has a $1,600 dealer upcharge on my ‘17 RF for a paint finish with a supposed 10 year warranty, I guess well worth the cost as no problems in nine months and 6,000 miles.

c
compose new post
j
next post/next comment
k
previous post/previous comment
r
reply
e
edit
o
show/hide comments
t
go to top
l
go to login
h
show/hide help
shift + esc
cancel
%d bloggers like this: