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Just got back from a great weekend in Texas Hill Country... 4.5 hours each way through hands down the most fun driving roads I've ever experienced in Texas. Of course, I drove precisely the posted speed limit and not a single mph over at all times :D

Unfortunately, I did get nailed by a small rock kicked up from car in front of me at some point, which appears to have impacted the Starshield pretty much dead on, resulting in a tiny flap of Starshield that sticks out. Doesn't look like it did any damage to the underlying paint luckily, but I'm wondering if there is anything i can do short of replacing the entire Starshield to repair the affected Starshield area.

Any suggestions welcome.
 

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I'm wondering the same thing. Clear fingernail polish? Probably wouldn't last.
 

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Same problem with my other car. I really would like to hear ideas on this.
 

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You should have protected it with some PPFPF (Paint protection film protection film). :p

In all seriousness, if you insist, the fix will require some light sanding, a DA and some buffing pads. Of course if you don't have these things on hand it'll be cheaper to just replace (which is what these things were meant for anyway--repairing them will only negate their function by weakening them).
 

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See with paint you'd just repair spot , buff out and problem solved!
 

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There is no fix, really. You'll have to replace that area of the Star Shield. I'd rather deal with that than panel paint the car to match.
 

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Perhaps after the initial shock subsides you could just leave it? I have a number of those blemishes on my car.

One piece stuck out a little so I just cut it off leaving a tiny unprotected spot of 1/8 inch diameter.
 

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the first one hurts for a while but once you get used to it , it will be fine!:):)
 

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I've been told that the Starshield, installed on the Evoras, is Guaranteed for 5 years, including for rock tears and the like.

I contacted Starshield, and they sent me a "Lotus Warranty Procedures" form to submit for authorization of replacement of panels. I have not filed it yet, but intend to.
 

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Remove all the starshield............Re-paint with the correct color ( Chrome Orange ) ....then re-apply new starshield.
 

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Remove all the starshield............Re-paint with the correct color ( Chrome Orange ) ....then re-apply new starshield.
You Chrome Orange guys are pretty devoted to your color. :bow:
 

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Remove all the starshield............Re-paint with the correct color ( Chrome Orange ) ....then re-apply new starshield.
I'm guessing about 50/50 chances you'll end up with two shades of CO. I vote for clear silicone adhesive to hold the little flap down.
 

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Remove all the starshield............Re-paint with the correct color ( Chrome Orange ) ....then re-apply new starshield.
Most of the time, the paint under the Starshield is fine, and replacing just the Starshield is all that is necessary to make it perfect.

I've been using 3M Ventureshield on my race car for years. I've been blasted with gravel that tore up the Ventureshield, and cracked my helmet. I peeled off the shield, and the paint was fine. So all I did was replace the Vinyl stripes and numbers, then new Ventureshield over it.
 

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I wonder how obvious a bit of clear plasti dip would be? If you are looking for perfection the only option is to replace, but if you are looking for a way to protect the small bit without replacing the starshield, it seems either cutting a matching patch to fit, or something like clear plasti dip would be the only option.
 

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I wonder how obvious a bit of clear plasti dip would be? If you are looking for perfection the only option is to replace, but if you are looking for a way to protect the small bit without replacing the starshield, it seems either cutting a matching patch to fit, or something like clear plasti dip would be the only option.
Maybe even that new spray on stuff? I could envision masking a small area and spot covering. It may help span the gap until the starshield really needs to be replaced.
 

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I've been told that the Starshield, installed on the Evoras, is Guaranteed for 5 years, including for rock tears and the like.
I was told different. This is from the Star Shield rep's email reply.

Unfortunately, road debris chips etc… are not covered under the warranty. That’s natural wear n tear

The warranty covers against yellowing, bubbling or cracking of the film due to discoloration and your labor warranty for 3 years against peeling or incorrect installation.

Warranty does not cover any of the following conditions:

Normal wear and tear
Abuse, unreasonable use, mistreatment, or neglect Damaged caused by modification or repair not made or authorized by Star Shield Damage caused by accident Damage caused by high pressure washer Damage caused by chemicals, solvents and/or abrasives Lifting relaying of film, buyers attempt to “self-repair”
 

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I was told different. This is from the Star Shield rep's email reply.
Interesting. I have a few small bubbles in mine on the nose. Also wonder what their definitioin of incorrect installation is. The starshield behind my passenger door is about 1/16" - 1/8" too high at the body panel seam, & all it does is collect lots dirt & I'm afraid it will scratch my paint. :shrug:
 
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