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Question Paint chip in new 2018...what to do?

So I've only had my 2018 Hybrid for a couple of months, and it got its first nick courtesy of a mountain highway. It's quite a deep chip, and I'm sure there will be many more in its lifetime, but what should i do about the paint chip? Is there something I can do to prevent it from getting worse?

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It's on the hood of the car just above the right headlight.
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You can go to a Toyota dealer to get some touch-up paint to use on the damaged area. Some owners have installed covers or used treatments to prevent further damage. Some forum results from using the Search function for suggestions, etc.: Toyota RAV4 Forums - Search Results for paint chip front

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I have a deflector over the edge of the hood. I will not be getting rock chips.
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I have a deflector over the edge of the hood. I will not be getting rock chips.


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Iíve had to fix 2 so far on the hood. The deflector definitely helps but doesnít eliminate the chances.

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You can go to a Toyota dealer to get some touch-up paint to use on the damaged area. Some owners have installed covers or used treatments to prevent further damage. Some forum results from using the Search function for suggestions, etc.: Toyota RAV4 Forums - Search Results for paint chip front
Don't over-correct or overfill the chip.
Try to gently fill it 50%.
The other half of the pen is usually clear coat. So fill it up with clearcoat. Again try not to go over the end of the chip.
Otherwise it will look ugly.

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I’ve had to fix 2 so far on the hood. The deflector definitely helps but doesn’t eliminate the chances.
Ive had those deflectors on other vehicles. They dont deflect rocks. I dont waste my money on those. Also when its super cold, rocks will hit the deflector and the plastic cracks. I had 2 fly off my trucks because of that lol
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I am not sure how cold it gets in your area but my deflectors have never cracked from cold and I can attest that they do deflect flying objects.
I painted my deflectors and you could clearly see how many hits it took by looking at the chips on the deflector.
BTW, I use the WADE brand of deflectors.

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I've installed a Clear Bra on every new car I've had since 2007 and they work great. Even after 100k miles my 2009 Corolla S and 2010 Prius look perfect under the Clear Bra. I would fill the chip and install a Clear Bra ASAP. These newer water based paints are much thinner than the older oil based paints.

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