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Old 06-27-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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Default Dr. Color Chip -'15 WRX WRB

So I got my two first paint chips yesterday, courtesy of the NJ TPK



Totalled, I know. Unfortunately, it's my driver door, so this is not something I'm willing to look at every day.

Did some digging, people seem to swear by Dr. Color Chip. My question is, has anyone used DCC with a tri-color paint, like that of the '15 WRB? Given the history Subarus have with their paint, plus all the highway miles I put in for work, I'll probably end up buying it anyway.. but user feedback would be appreciated!
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:47 AM   #2
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WRB isn't a Tri-color paint...SWP or CWP is Tri-color because of the pearl. Not sure if the color codes are the same from '14 to '15
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:55 AM   #3
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The 2015 is a tri-color paint. Technically it's WRB Pearl, which is different from the 02C color code of previous years.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:33 AM   #4
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Learn somethin new everyday
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:39 PM   #5
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used it on my 2011 which i believe is also WRBP, matches perfect.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:43 PM   #6
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In to hear about feedback. I have some chips on the hood of my WRB.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:50 PM   #7
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used it on my 2011 which i believe is also WRBP, matches perfect.
Last gen has a different color code, the WRB was not pearl like the '15. Like poster said above, SWP or CWP from last gen, or any of the pearls from the '15's (CWP, WRBP, GBP) would apply.
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:52 PM   #8
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No idea if DGM is tri-color, but I love it. Works the best on smaller chips, but the color and fleck is spot on.
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:44 PM   #9
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I purchased my touch up paint from TouchUpDirect for my wife's Nissan Murano.
https://touchupdirect.com/

My Nissan Murano was a tri-color as well, and the TouchUpDirect's touch-up kit contains 3 bottles, one base color, one mid coat and one clear coat.

The result was acceptable so it might worth for you to check them out as well.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:10 PM   #10
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I purchased my touch up paint from TouchUpDirect for my wife's Nissan Murano.
https://touchupdirect.com/

My Nissan Murano was a tri-color as well, and the TouchUpDirect's touch-up kit contains 3 bottles, one base color, one mid coat and one clear coat.

The result was acceptable so it might worth for you to check them out as well.

Awesome, thanks for the feedback. I spoke with DCC and they don't have the color yet, so I'm ordering from my Subaru dealer, then sending it over to them so they can do their thing (I guess they need to make the 3 coats). For those who are curious, I will post before and after pics asap, probably sometime next week.
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:35 PM   #11
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I use Dr. Colorchip on my 2011 WRX which has 60k Miles on it and does not have a clear bra and my front bumper still looks like this:



So I highly recommend it. This is after a couple passes of Dr. Colorchip whenever I notice some chips.
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:18 PM   #12
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So I highly recommend it. This is after a couple passes of Dr. Colorchip whenever I notice some chips.
Freshhhh! Very encouraging to see a pearl paint on a WRX with such good results.

Update on my status, Subaru just mailed me the touch-up paint today, so I hope to recieve it and send it out to DCC by the end of the week.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:21 PM   #13
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I've been using Dr. Color chip for many years and it's worked great in every instance. Super easy to apply, matches perfect, and reasonably priced.

2015 WRB Pearl is paint code K7X, previous years WRB is 02C.

I would recommend Dr. Color Chip any day.
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:00 AM   #14
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Their SWP is crap. Didn't match at all on my car.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:32 PM   #15
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I use Dr. Colorchip on my 2011 WRX which has 60k Miles on it and does not have a clear bra and my front bumper still looks like this:



So I highly recommend it. This is after a couple passes of Dr. Colorchip whenever I notice some chips.
That looks really clean. Thanks for the tip!@
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:36 AM   #16
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Dang...I have number of chips already

Going to look into this!
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:41 AM   #17
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Make sure you cover the chip before rust form. DCC wont take to rust chips so just use a rust converter before applying.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:33 PM   #18
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WRB isn't a Tri-color paint...SWP or CWP is Tri-color because of the pearl. Not sure if the color codes are the same from '14 to '15
The new paint code for WRB is K7X. It is a tri-coat paint, which makes it a pain in the butt. Right now there are no variants out for the paint. I had plans to paint some stuff and my body shop said we should wait. Ugh...
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:03 PM   #19
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Their SWP is crap. Didn't match at all on my car.
Really? Maybe you didnt add enough pearl to it? Is it a 3 stage touch up kit?
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:08 PM   #20
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Default Dr. ColorChip updated

I just got an email from Dr. ColorChip and they updated their selection to include the K7X paint code.

From their list it says it isn't a Tricoat paint?

Either way, I need to remove my rock chips!

Edit: Called my Subaru Dealer about touchup paint... they told me nothing on their end specifies Tricoat for the 2015 WRB color.

Last edited by ChronoX720; 07-11-2014 at 05:22 PM. Reason: More info
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:45 PM   #21
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Their SWP is crap. Didn't match at all on my car.
On SWP it doesn't match perfectly because of the tri coat paint. Dr color chip will inform you that it won't match perfectly because of it. I too have a SWP WRX myself, but I prefer having my rock chips covered up instead of them showing. Because on the SWP paint the chips come out black or something like that. Although it doesn't 100% match because of the tri coat paint job. It is still hard to find unless I look for them. And I can only find them because I know where they are. If my friends came up to my car, they would have a hard time finding them for sure.

Dr.color chip works great. DO IT!
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:51 PM   #22
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I just got an email from Dr. ColorChip and they updated their selection to include the K7X paint code.

From their list it says it isn't a Tricoat paint?

Either way, I need to remove my rock chips!

Edit: Called my Subaru Dealer about touchup paint... they told me nothing on their end specifies Tricoat for the 2015 WRB color.
WRB is definitely a tricoat for 2015. I'm gonna need someone to be the Dr. ColorChip test dummy for the new WRB for us. DOOOO EEEEEEET!
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Old 07-13-2014, 02:03 PM   #23
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If anyone uses the K7X paint code from Dr. ColorChip please post results.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:11 PM   #24
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Got a couple scratches on my Launch Edition. Will Doctor ColorChip work on the new K7X paint? It's a tricolor paint and states on their website that it's not.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:33 PM   #25
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Got a couple scratches on my Launch Edition. Will Doctor ColorChip work on the new K7X paint? It's a tricolor paint and states on their website that it's not.
Only one way to find out, fellow LE owner. Do eet. You know you want to.

Sidenote, r u part of the LE Facebook page?
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