Originally Posted by mpower1226
As for the chips, go to the dealer and grab the touch up paint.
Get a toothpick and start filling up those chips little by little. just one pin point touch up using toothpick, when it is dry, do it one more time and one more time until u see the little bit of bulge of dried paint.
then either take it to a pro detailer to wet sand down those paint bulge to level the surface and polish to bring back the shine and remove the scratches from sanding.
or just do all by yourself. It isnt hard, just take little bit of practice and patients.
How many patients are needed?
To the OP, if you can do it yourself, then what he said. You can't avoid stone chips if it's a daily driver. You could have the front bumper/hood/mirrors vinyl wrapped the same colour but then you're dealing with idiots cutting up your paint with razorblades and other problems like paint fading in the future.
Take good care of the car and be cautious, don't drive behind transport trucks, leave a good 100m of space between cars if you're driving through a construction site, etc. If you want it to be perfect you will have to respray it at some point, even garage queens get stone chips sometimes.