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WTBalfabrera

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Maintaining paint on a 159/Brera
« on: June 30, 2021, 08:50:59 PM »
Hi, I have a 3.2 Brera in silver.

The car is great and I have no issues other than every time I drive it I get new stone chips. Does anyone else have the same problem?

It seems the paint is either too thin or too soft. I was wondering if anyone has found a solution to this problem. Is there any kind of protective clear coat I can have put on if I get it detailed?

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Maltalfisti

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Re: Maintaining paint on a 159/Brera
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 12:10:04 AM »
https://tintacar.com.au/protection-products

I know some places do provide such things, but not sure if there are any prerequisites in terms of the car needing to be detailed first.

I'm also interested, since I have to park mine outdoors.
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GTV6SA

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Re: Maintaining paint on a 159/Brera
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 08:19:47 AM »
I use Dr. COLORCHIP for all the stone chips  and meguiars hybrid ceramic wax for paint protection

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Re: Maintaining paint on a 159/Brera
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2021, 10:25:08 AM »
you can get it wrapped in clear paint protection film. its not that cheap though.
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WTBalfabrera

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Re: Maintaining paint on a 159/Brera
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2021, 10:58:36 PM »
Thanks for the help. I think I'll look at getting a ceramic coat put on. I'll get a quote for it and see how much it costs. Hopefully if the tax fairy is good this year I can get it done soon, otherwise I'll have to wait till the end of the year.

I'll let you all know how much it costs and after it's done if it does actually work.
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pasey25

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Re: Maintaining paint on a 159/Brera
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2021, 09:24:55 AM »
ceramic coat wont provide much if any stone chip protectin. its primarily for swirl and scratch protection. only a PPF will provide meaningful stone chip protection
Current:
1969 Lancia Fulvia 1.3s Coupe
1967 Lancia Fulvia Berlina GT 1216cc
2017 Abarth 595 Competizione
1991 Alfa SZ #440

Past:
1967 Lancia Fulvia Berlina GT 1231cc
2005 147 GTA Monza Selespeed 59/100
2001 156 Monza Selespeed Twin Spark
2010 159 TI 2.4 Sportwagon
1991 Alfa 75 Twin Spark

kaleuclint

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Re: Maintaining paint on a 159/Brera
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2021, 10:18:39 PM »
Notes: buy white car next time!
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