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    Best way to protect against stone chips?

    Hi all, I’m planning for my first winter with the car... what do you guys recommend in the way of protecting the paint against stone/salt chips?

    ... Are there any ‘bra’ type options to fit over the front? If not, has anyone had luck with plastidipping a makeshift’bra’?

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    Leave the car in the underground parking is the best way.

    I would steer clear of car bras... Theres a reason we dont see them around anymore. They protect agaisnt paint chip but then trap the sand and dust and begin to act like sand paper.

    Ive seen ppl getting a clear vinyl wrap on the bumper / hood. I call it vinyl wrap... But not sure if its the right term

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    Not sure how much help it is as I just installed one but I picked up one of those smoked bug deflectors for the front. Better than nothing I suppose.
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    Yeah, I'd go with some kind of vinyl or try DIY with plastidip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaszya View Post
    Hi all, I’m planning for my first winter with the car... what do you guys recommend in the way of protecting the paint against stone/salt chips?

    ... Are there any ‘bra’ type options to fit over the front? If not, has anyone had luck with plastidipping a makeshift’bra’?

    Thanks!
    A paint protection film is probably your best bet.
    Paint correction and ceramic coating would probably help some too.
    Seems like a lot of worry about the paint on such an inexpensive car though...
    I see you're in Ottawa, so I've googled it for you.
    Check out Goldwing Autocare, they seem to have pretty good reviews.

    https://www.goldwingautocare.com/ott...n-clearshield/

    https://www.goldwingautocare.com/ott...car-polishing/

    https://www.goldwingautocare.com/ott...ramic-coating/

    https://www.yelp.ca/search?find_desc...c=Ottawa%2C+ON

    Cheers!
    Last edited by shrugsarefree; 07-07-2020 at 04:53 PM.

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    Thanks all, I ordered a ceramic coating for a good price. For winter, I’ll figure something out with removable plastidip


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