Why are you shrugging of paint chips like they don't affect how people see your car...?
When you drive 5 miles after getting a fresh paint and get a chip taken out from a car kicking up rocks. Or a curb scuffing the chin/wheels... Or a coyote deciding to suicide dash into the radiator...
It's kinda hard to want to keep driving it as a dd since you know that shit will always fuck you up.
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Also, pictures prove jack shit about paint...
Not sure why you're taking something so personally.
Paint chips don't affect the way people look at the car cause unless they're inspecting from 2 or 3 inches away they're not going to see them when you know how to fill them in.
Rocks getting tossed up can be annoying but its part of car ownership. It's going to happen, it used to bother me at first but you get over it. Can't stop it. The curbing the chin and wheels is your own fault.
I've taken mine to shows and won plaques and trophies while it was a DD and Louisiana roads are shit, especially the ones in Baton Rouge. Once you accept that things are going to happen to it and enjoy the car instead of the way other people are going to perceive it, the better off you'll be.
The pictures tell a lot, the car spent six months out of each year the last five years parked under trees and and the condition of the car is still great.
Some things you can't control, like having to drive through a lot that's got a dip your car can't properly navigate but it is what it is. I've scraped that cat twice.