get a clear shield, and give up because its going to happen
and it sux
and it sux
I just bought my 08 w/ 17k on the odometer and it is black as well. I am having Lexus repaint the hood, front bumper, fenders, and mirrors b/c there were too many rock chips for me to stand (I'm very particular about my cars). They are then going to put a clear bra on it to prevent any damage after the new paint. I can't wait and think if your anything like me, I would do this in the following steps:
1. check w/ lexus and see if they will repair at no cost
2. wait until someone gives a good response on a self-repair method and use it
3. after either dealer repair or self-repair, put a clear bra on it (it will prevent further rock chips and also possibly cover up the touch-up repair.
Yes it was a condition of the sale.What was your strategy here, did you have them repaint the front of the car as a condition of the sale? Or are they doing this as goodwill?
Also, how long are you going to wait for the paint to dry/cure/harden before you have them install the clear bra?
i agree on the grit guard...i love mine.Black swirls regardless. Had one black IS350 NEVER again. It was absolutely the most beautiful color ever but damn. Every weekend with the Porter-Cable polishing to keep the swirls down to a minimum and there is a cool product to put in your bucket that will allow all the grit from washing to go to the bottom of the bucket and eliminate it on the mit. Its called Gritguard and I swear by it after that black car!!!!