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Old 05-19-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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looking for suggestions on how to properly treat these chips. its on a 2011 swp hatchback, these are the pillars on the edge of the passenger side windshield.

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Old 05-22-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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anyone?
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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touch up paint. might not make it completely unnoticeable but it will cover it.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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From the dealer or just any paint shop. And that should prevent it from further peeling back right
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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yeah got a fat one on my passenger rear door. I had mudflaps so i was hoping it wouldnt
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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Dr. Colorchip
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:58 PM   #7
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touch up paint should stop it from spreading.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:37 AM   #8
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Awesome. Thanks guys
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:27 PM   #9
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Looked into Dr colorchip, any reason for that over touch up paint direct from my dealer?
Dealers comes in a 2 step as well, looks almost the same, and is half the price.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:32 PM   #10
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Interested to see if you went the Dr Colorchip route? If you did, how'd it turn out? I've read differenting opinions on Nasioc.

Some little punks with an airsoft gun hit my SWP STi on my way home from work on Friday. It didn't dent my baby but it made a little paint chip on my rear fender. Not as large as yours though.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #11
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Turned out ok. You cant tell unless you get up close
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:36 PM   #12
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Would you be able to posts some updated pictures? I would really appreciate it. I've read on some posts that the SWP from Dr Colorchip is iffy.

I went to some local body shops and they all want around the same - $1,000. :-( When I get home, I'll post a picture of my chip. It's small, but noticeable. Hurts my heart.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #13
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Paint chips aren't to be fooled with since no matter what you do they're always going to show. Touch up paint? No thank you, it'll glob on and make it look worse than before.
Just follow the steps...
1) carefully chip off any loose paint around it that is raised and not adhered to the body. You may want to hold the area around the raised chip so that you don't take off an entire chunk and are just treating the localized area.
2) use masking tape to cover the surrounding area leaving only the space of the chip and surrounding paint exposed.
3) If there's rust, sand use compressed air and a damp cloth to remove particles
4) Apply an automotive spray on primer (go alittle bit onto the paint around it to prevent water ingress under the surrounding paint and you'll handle it in step 7)
5) **For the next step do not apply factory touch up paint with a brush... They apply it with a spray gun at the factory, logically a brush and spray gun won't have the same look as the brush will provide more of a texture. I have a desert rock colored acura mdx and I just went to wal-mart and matched up some krylon spray paint as best I could and applied it. It's not a 100% match, but it looks 1000x better than the botch job I did on my accord with the factory touch up paint with a paint brush. If you want to paint a picture of a landscape, use a brush... if you're paining a car, use an aerosol (sorry Al Gore), the brush lacks the consistency and "even" look the "spray paint" gives the rest of your car's paint.
6) Hit it with some good automotive clear coat
7) If you need to remove extra primer, paint or clear coat, do so with 90% alcohol and a paper towel, but be easy since you are working your way into the original clear coat.

Another way would be to go to the dealer and get robbed, either way its gonna be nasty
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:08 AM   #14
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Paint chips aren't to be fooled with since no matter what you do they're always going to show. Touch up paint? No thank you, it'll glob on and make it look worse than before.
Just follow the steps...
1) carefully chip off any loose paint around it that is raised and not adhered to the body. You may want to hold the area around the raised chip so that you don't take off an entire chunk and are just treating the localized area.
2) use masking tape to cover the surrounding area leaving only the space of the chip and surrounding paint exposed.
3) If there's rust, sand use compressed air and a damp cloth to remove particles
4) Apply an automotive spray on primer (go alittle bit onto the paint around it to prevent water ingress under the surrounding paint and you'll handle it in step 7)
5) **For the next step do not apply factory touch up paint with a brush... They apply it with a spray gun at the factory, logically a brush and spray gun won't have the same look as the brush will provide more of a texture. I have a desert rock colored acura mdx and I just went to wal-mart and matched up some krylon spray paint as best I could and applied it. It's not a 100% match, but it looks 1000x better than the botch job I did on my accord with the factory touch up paint with a paint brush. If you want to paint a picture of a landscape, use a brush... if you're paining a car, use an aerosol (sorry Al Gore), the brush lacks the consistency and "even" look the "spray paint" gives the rest of your car's paint.
6) Hit it with some good automotive clear coat
7) If you need to remove extra primer, paint or clear coat, do so with 90% alcohol and a paper towel, but be easy since you are working your way into the original clear coat.

Another way would be to go to the dealer and get robbed, either way its gonna be nasty
That sounds fantastic, and I wish I could have done that, but living in an apartment makes it very difficult. Especially since I have a new chip on my hood that I touched up, and it looks crappy. But that was more my fault than the touch up paint. Some drops accidentally fell off the brush, and trapped some black dirt under it , before I could wipe them away.

Ill grab some pics tomorrow after work.
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Thanks man, really appreciate it.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:26 PM   #16
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here is a spot on the hood. notice the black smudge to the left, thats where the drop fell before i could clean it


here are pics of the passenger door pillar now touched up:






not the greatest by far, but ok enough for now.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:08 PM   #17
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Lol yeah you definitely cant tell its there unless you're told to look. Curious, any nicks on your hood?
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:42 AM   #18
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Yea.the first pic is of the hood
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