Stone Chip Damage to bonnet
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    Angry Stone Chip Damage to bonnet

    Is it me or is there feck all paint on the hood. I have stone chipped marks on the hood. Some look like they've gone down to the metal.

    Was thinking of either getting covered in vinyl or attaching a hood bug deflector ( 2014 EX Model )

    Your views?

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    I just washed my 2012 Soul, that I recently bought, for the first time the other day and noticed a couple of very small chips on the hood, like you describe. I went ahead and bought one of the Kia touch-up paint pens. I don't know that it is a problem with the paint though. I have had the same problem with other cars. Bug guts is just some paint killing stuff! I plan, like you, to get some kind of protector for the front, just haven't decided what to get yet.

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    On my last 3 cars I have had expel clear guard installed on the hood and front bumper, have had zero chips on any of them since doing this. It is the first thing I have done, I usually drive straight from the dealer to the installer.

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    Ya, that "front of the car" is a landing zone for gravel and grit. I used to be able to tell whether the guy in front of my motorcycle had good tires. The gummy ones pick up grit and fling it. That's why I got the front protector on a couple of Souls. Lynda thought it's smart to save a hundred and a half by not getting one. I think it's like me: Good lookin' , strong, up-front, and protective.

    Lynda's 2015 is yellow, and she loves the way the dirt doesn't show. But three days ago she noted small chips in the backside of the Soul. I think the paint on these cars is, not like me, thin-skinned. It seems to show a white undercoat, but some of Lynda's are black, and that's a deep chip. They're mostly pin-head sized.

    I think the clear plastic film is a really smart investment. Wish I had the dough. I'll have to suffer the pinheads. The Kia front shield is an awfully good investment. (The first one I had put on my Rio 5, and there was a nice scratch put into the metallic black finish. I never mentioned it to the dealer / shop, because I just didn't think I'd get anything.)

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    Oh -

    Bugs - If I remember, I try to fly home before dusk to minimize the bug****.
    If I failed, and again, I remember, I'll lightly spray (save water) the bugzone with water.
    I let it sit overnight, and next day, hopefully they're softened a bit and can be sprayed / wiped off without a lot of attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sube View Post
    On my last 3 cars I have had expel clear guard installed on the hood and front bumper, have had zero chips on any of them since doing this. It is the first thing I have done, I usually drive straight from the dealer to the installer.

    Pat.
    where is that expel clear guard available ? can one install it by oneself or has to be done at a paint store ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sube View Post
    On my last 3 cars I have had expel clear guard installed on the hood and front bumper, have had zero chips on any of them since doing this. It is the first thing I have done, I usually drive straight from the dealer to the installer.

    Pat.
    can you post photos of your kia soul or other cars with it istalled to see how it looks ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tecnico View Post
    can you post photos of your kia soul or other cars with it istalled to see how it looks ?
    That's the point of clear guard you cannot see it so photos would be useless, I also indicated in my post that I had it installed. If you are really skilled I suppose you could install yourself. I consider myself skilled but still prefer to have it professionally installed. Some things are best left to those that do it for a living.

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    Super videos, Soul.Master.007.
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