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Was wondering if anyone could help me out and provide me with some advice or solutions on a couple of really (really) small imperfections I've noticed when cleaning the car.

I've been meticulously sticking to a weekly cleaning schedule, which is giving me great pride in the car, as well as keeping the car looking amazing. However with this has come me noticing a couple of small scratches and chips. Now I've noticed them, they're really annoying me and I want to try to rectify them, preferably by myself.

The first one is on one of the rear alloys. It looks like a really really small stone chip, pretty circular, and has taken a really small (probably about 1-2mm wide) chip out of the alloy. I'd rather not go to a specialist alloy place just for this tiny chip, so was hoping someone would recommend something that I could do to sort it. It's not on the spokes, but on one of the bottom of the 'O' joining bits of the victory alloy.

The other is a small scratch on the chrome grill at the front of the car. It's probably about 5mm across.

Is there anything I can do myself to sort these? Any recommended products or procedures?

Thanks in advance.
 

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If that is not stone damage get that along to mini to get your paint inspected, if chips then need to layer it up with touch up paint until higher than current paint ,then get someone with a Festool De-nibbler to shave off the high bit used one a few times but have to be very careful as can do more damage than good without knowing how to do it.
Then wet sand with spot pad and lacquer and then when paint hardened a few weeks later a quick machine polish to blend in, time consuming but well worth the effort for perfection.
 

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If that is not stone damage get that along to mini to get your paint inspected, if chips then need to layer it up with touch up paint until higher than current paint ,then get someone with a Festool De-nibbler to shave off the high bit used one a few times but have to be very careful as can do more damage than good without knowing how to do it.
Then wet sand with spot pad and lacquer and then when paint hardened a few weeks later a quick machine polish to blend in, time consuming but well worth the effort for perfection.
Thanks for the advice. I imagine it is a stone chip as I do a lot of motorway driving. Would there be any way to sort it without using a tool and just by hand?
 

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Thanks for the advice. I imagine it is a stone chip as I do a lot of motorway driving. Would there be any way to sort it without using a tool and just by hand?
You get festool small round rubber backing block with velcro to rub down the high spot and then machine polish after laquer and left for a few weeks to harden , join some of the detailing sites to see if a local member would buddy up with you to keep you right
 
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