Author Topic: Stone chip areas  (Read 1734 times)

230slhouston

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Stone chip areas
« on: March 15, 2020, 16:29:45 »
Hello,
Does anyone have pictures of the original stone chip lines:
1. The wheel arch lip - where does it end?
2. Under the rear bumper?
3. Under the front bumper?

Thanks
Maistran

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Re: Stone chip areas
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 16:47:16 »
Not sure what you are looking for but I don't recall any stone chip protection under either the front or rear bumpers on my car. Dark and cold out in the garage right now so I will take a look later. I do have a photo of my rear wheel well showing some of the undercoating but the actual "lip" is just gloss 050. The paint is original to the car.

John
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Original Owner, Purchased September 18, 1968
4 speed manual, PS. 77217 miles
7280 miles since awoken from her 20+ yr "nap" in 2010

Benz Dr.

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Re: Stone chip areas
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 22:41:04 »
My understanding is that horizontal edge of the wheel opening had a bit of undercoating on it.
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Re: Stone chip areas
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2020, 00:53:28 »
On these original fenders the undercoat extends as shown. But does not extend onto the outer side of the panels beneath the bumpers.
DaveB
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230slhouston

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Re: Stone chip areas
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2020, 01:53:53 »
Thanks DaveB, Benz Dr. and 49er.

I think the picture from DaveB shows a little of the stone chop on the lip as I thought.