1. Small stone chips - BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear Standard.

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These photos were taken by a lease company (prices 2005).

These stone are through to the primer leaving the panel prone to rust. This was deemed by the lease Inspector to be unacceptable. These stone chips are are clustered in an area of about 5cm and for this
the customer incured a recharge of £45+vat.

A touch up paint would cost about £6 and it would only take a few moments to paint these in which would be enough to avoid the devaluation recharge.

For instructions on how to repair stone chips yourself, please see our stone chip article, alternatively We could do it for you with our stone chip service.

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