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Old 03-31-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default Anyone ever try Dr. Colorchip?

I seen this ad on automotive magazine so wondering if anyone here has try it on subie.

http://drcolorchip.com/

It's basically easy paint chip removal. Let me know if anyone know more about this!
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
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but those cars are on black and white any thing will match that. i want to see photos of a red blue yellow car then we'll see if it matches like they say
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:37 PM   #3
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im interested in this as well. I think I once saw a red car repaired but I can't remember where.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:28 PM   #4
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I'm interested! Maybe my front bumper is not beyond saving...
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:52 PM   #5
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but those cars are on black and white any thing will match that. i want to see photos of a red blue yellow car then we'll see if it matches like they say
http://drcolorchip.com/auto-touchup-photos.html There's some other colors there.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:20 PM   #6
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well this weekend I'll be trying it out. Since it's sunny I'll get to wash the car and try this touch up paint. I'll post pics on how it is.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:35 PM   #7
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all hail the brave one!
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:39 PM   #8
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all hail the brave one!

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Old 04-02-2009, 12:19 AM   #9
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all hail the brave one!
Didn't really have a choice. You'll get to see why when i post pictures. But I got a really bad case of road rash. Well it's not bad, but it's normal Subaru rash LOL. The paint just below my CAD bumper fog lights (small ones). Well there's no paint, it's down to what looks like the primer.
That's what you get when you add Subaru + winter storm + highway 5 and highway 97c + 150km/h

BTW when ordering this paint set, you must supply them with either colour code, maker + model + year, or Maker's name for the paint colour. Mine's SliverHorn <-- is how he spelt it. But it's colour code 792.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:55 AM   #10
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my front bumper is all chipped up, maybe I should give this a try. At $40-$60 for a kit, sure beats repainting my whole bumper and hood.

+1 for having a black car, at least it won't be noticeable if it doesn't work haha
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:08 AM   #11
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Wow, what a coincidence. I just saw an ad for this stuff in a Car and Driver yesterday. The pics on the site look pretty good. Can't wait to see if it works as advertised.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:28 PM   #12
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I'm a bit skeptical of their claims, but if someone can prove it works well on a non-black/white car, I'll give it a shot. God knows the front of my bugeye needs a repaint.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:10 AM   #13
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I had a similar process like this done to my car here locally about 1 1/2 yrs ago. It turned out really good for the price. It looks really nice if your not looking for it. (4+ feet away) up close, you can still tell. I would not say that it is a permanent solution though. My hood once again looks like someone blasted it with a shotgun. It will eventaully come out as it is not properly bonded. (but for the price....nice fix) I got my hood, front fenders and doors done for about $160. Alot of car dealerships take there cars to places that do this for "quick fixes"

Overall, I was happy with how it looked, but not the longevity.

Of course, I live in wisconsin where they spread salt like mad in the winter and that definately doesn't help.

just my .02
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:48 PM   #14
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I just tried it and for easy of use it's not to bad. It allows you to cover up a lot of chips with some paint which matches the color of the car very quickly. But when up close you can still see the chips as it simply fills the holes with a little bit of paint. To get good results with it, you need to apply several layers to allow the paint to build up to the car's normal paint level.
Therefore, this kit takes the wet/dry sanding process away from touch-up paint work. Which would probably still give you a little bit better result as you are sanding the edges off from the hole from the paint. Thus the paint is smooth.

Though the benefit for using this kit would be that it allows you to not have to sand off as much touch up paint afterwards (which is on the paint / above the normal paint) as the paint that is on the normal paint is removed by the solvent.

I'll post some pictures later as I need to process them.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:05 PM   #15
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I'm interested in seeing the pics. Hopefully you have before and after.
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:59 PM   #16
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:42 PM   #17
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i've always been skeptical about this... black paint + lots of mountain drives ftl...

i'll wait for pics. it doesnt have to be perfect but at least make it a lot less noticeable.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:15 PM   #18
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I just tried it and for easy of use it's not to bad. It allows you to cover up a lot of chips with some paint which matches the color of the car very quickly. But when up close you can still see the chips as it simply fills the holes with a little bit of paint. To get good results with it, you need to apply several layers to allow the paint to build up to the car's normal paint level.
Therefore, this kit takes the wet/dry sanding process away from touch-up paint work. Which would probably still give you a little bit better result as you are sanding the edges off from the hole from the paint. Thus the paint is smooth.

Though the benefit for using this kit would be that it allows you to not have to sand off as much touch up paint afterwards (which is on the paint / above the normal paint) as the paint that is on the normal paint is removed by the solvent.

I'll post some pictures later as I need to process them.
So would you use again or think it was worth it?
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:29 AM   #19
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For those of us who dislike using touch up paint. Or for those who are in need of a quick fix. This would be the kit for them. But for those of us who have way too much time on our hands normal touch up paint would be fine as you need to sand off the extra paint. This can be applied to your chip and in a matter of minutes you can have the touch up paint in only the chip and not on the rest of the car.

Since I have the kit I'll probably be using it again. this time to fill up the rest of the chips on my hood. I skipped my bumper as I'm going to get a new one and that will need to be repainted.

As for worth it, it would depend on if you think you've got 2-4 hours to do normal touch up paint work. The kit is a little costly as it's $59 US for the 4 oz kit. But to get the smaller kit it's only $39US, plus shipping

BTW i'll post some pics when i get around to retaking the after shot. it's a little dark hehe

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Old 04-06-2009, 06:46 AM   #20
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I used it on an import type r in sonic blue here in the UK and have to say that i wasn't very impressed with the colour match. However it was on quite a big area and i'm not sure if the car had previously had any panels resprayed. I would think that for the odd stone chip on a bumper it would have been fine. I also found it took ages to get the chip / scratches filled to match the level of the rest of the paint. In future i'll stick with the touch up paint and sanding off method.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:40 AM   #21
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My dad and I did his Porsche yesterday and it worked, however it was not as perfect as they claim. It definetely helped fill some more serious scratches and stuff, but didn't take everything out.

It is not for real seriously deep chips or scratches, but it will help blend some of the marring on your car. There were definetely some things it filled that I was very pleasantly surprised to see the results
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:00 AM   #22
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no pictures???
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:28 AM   #23
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I want to see some real world results!
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:21 PM   #24
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Sorry, he started without me and I didn't get to take any before pics. I could take some after pics, but they wouldn't really show anything. They color match was perfect, but as others said you could still see the outline of deeper chips and scratches

Honestly, for 50 bucks it isn't a bad kit. The way they advertize it is that it is a miracle product, where it really doesn't do quite what they say.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:38 PM   #25
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Honestly if you took some good after pics, and gave a brief description of what was these before it may be of some benefit
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