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Old 05-17-2011, 12:00 PM   #1
rsutton1223
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Default Results: Chipping Paint and Rock Chip Repair

We all know the Subaru paint is prone to chipping and scratching on the front end. I do a lot of highway driving...so after several weeks of owning the car...I already had two big ones.

Open to suggestions but this is the process I went through.

Washed
Clay bar on area affected
Applied light coats of touch up paint on spot (factory Subaru)
Let dry completely
Clay bar to remove any "over painting"
Wax
Wash

Here was the result on the two spots I did this afternoon.





It's not perfect but it still looks better than the spot being black.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:10 PM   #2
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Nice work. Looks good. I am just afraid to even contemplate starting a project like this. I'll be touching up for the next 2 weeks!
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:23 PM   #3
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you should consider drcolorchip, bought a kit but haven't had a chance to use it, results on the forum have looked promising.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:38 PM   #4
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you should consider drcolorchip, bought a kit but haven't had a chance to use it, results on the forum have looked promising.
Just looked that up and it appears promising. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:43 PM   #5
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I always use a toothpick to apply the paint. I also recently got rear ended and after my car was fixed I was inquiring about the best way to fix rock chips. The shop I went to said they always finish off the rock chip with finger nail hardner. I have not tried it yet but seems like it may be a viable way to replace the clear coat.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:47 PM   #6
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you should consider drcolorchip, bought a kit but haven't had a chance to use it, results on the forum have looked promising.
I second this. I just did a test over the weekend on some roadrash. You can still see the dimple of a chip if you put your face to it, but as soon as you stand everything but the deepest chips are invisible.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:58 PM   #7
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did you use the new 2 stage touch up paint?
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