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Old 05-09-2009, 04:17 PM   #51
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I was wondering do you guys think that OEM touch up paint done correctly will look better then this?

BTW my car is white, I have lots of tiny chips in the bumper and a few in the metal columns between the side windows and the windshield, as well as the mirrors. I am probibly going to go with a clear car bra afterwards (the plastic crap) but I want to fix it up first.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:18 PM   #52
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I wonder how this product will work on my new '09 Forester, which got egged, and had deep egg impact mark into the paint, like this:

Same thing happend to me, I also had chips and road rash to repair. So I gave Dr. ColorChip a try, I got the smaller kit (1/2oz of paint) and when used correctly it will go a long way. I did maybe 25 chips and 2-3 sq feet of road rash and still have 1/4oz left.

It was very easy to use and apply, I used the brush/glove for chips and a lint free cloth for rash.

I washed the car first and then used 3M Adhesive and Wax Remover on the surface to get it as clean as possible. I then applied the Dr. ColorChip and gave it about 15mins to dry. I then used the SealAct™ blending solution and buffed with a microfiber cloth.

Egged and rash before


Egged and rash after


Chips and rash before


Chip and rash after



I would say it is worth every penny. With a little more time and care (layers) Dr ColorChip would make the defects invisable at 3-4 feet and hard to see even close up.


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Old 05-15-2009, 09:01 AM   #53
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Same results here. If you know how to use it, very easy. For road rash, go over the area with a shirt. Don't get too much on and you won't waste time trying to get it off later.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:56 AM   #54
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it looks pretty good but I am wondering how it will fair since their doesnt seem to be any sanding involved? My personal experience with not sanding when applying any paint and especialy over a smooth suface you are asking for problems...did you guys prep the surface at all... what did the instructions say about prepping im kinda curious as im doing some paint repair myself on my car using subaru touch up and my own magical powers....

hmmm .... i wonder if this is an epoxy based paint ?
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:09 AM   #55
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well some people asked for distance shots




The bumper is new so just look around the hood area. and front grill
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:02 PM   #56
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I've used Langka to remove most of the bubble when touching up but I don't recommend removing too much but rather if you're know how to, wetsand then compound and polish the rest of the way to get the flush look. I notice that the chemicals used to take off the blow also takes off some paint that's within the chip itself that's why you don't get that flush look and I am assuming that's what happened with the dr.colorchip.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:33 PM   #57
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anyone know how well this would work on long scratches? i have a long scratch that spans the rear quarter panel and part of the door, i wonder if it will look noticeable if I do this across the whole scratch?
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:24 AM   #58
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anyone know how well this would work on long scratches? i have a long scratch that spans the rear quarter panel and part of the door, i wonder if it will look noticeable if I do this across the whole scratch?
I got a few. My kit should be here in a couple days so I'll post some before and afters.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:18 AM   #59
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Wanted to bump this to give a thumbs up for Dr Colorchip.

My '07 WRB wrx had pretty bad road rash on the front of the hood, and some big chips.

I did not smear it in with my thumb except during the first 5 minutes. After that I began to find sooo many little chips that i'd dab the brush in the touch up paint and brush it thin all around - over an area of 3" by 3" so.

I ended up letting some of it sit for well over an hour, and it took about 45 minutes to get it all off. Very happy with the results though. I ended up painting about 25% of my hood! my back is killin!

Applied in 50 degree rainy/humid weather.

I bought their middle package, about $50, and have 70% of the paint and 50% of the removal solution left over. their cheapest kit would've been fine... A pak of t-shirt material from Home Depot ($1 in the paint dept) really came in handy for the removal.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:36 PM   #60
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I wonder how this product will work on my new '09 Forester, which got egged, and had deep egg impact mark into the paint, like this:
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Thats what that is on my car. I have the samethign and wanted to know what could hit a car to form a circuler pattern like that.
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:20 PM   #61
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Mine has the same thing.
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:25 PM   #62
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nothing useful to add. unless you need to make some mulch.



dr. chipper.

do you guys take your car off pavement frequently? my bumper seems to be doing ok against paint chips.
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:49 PM   #63
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Just tried this kit on a 99 legacy. Worked really well, but did not withstand compound/polish. That was a waste of 1 hour of my time
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:58 PM   #64
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Subygirl, how long did you let the paint cure before polishing??


I hope I haven't screwed mine up. Its been 5 days since i Colorchip'd, everything still looks perfect, but I haven't had a chance to wash the hood or wax it. The instructions say to wax after 3 days...

its also been uber cold here.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:02 PM   #65
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I used the kit on the 22nd. It sat in a heated warehouse from the 24th through today. It was compounded and polished yesterday (27th) and today (28th)
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:09 PM   #66
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and all the T'up paint came off?? sux


My car is set to be polished/sealed on the 9th. I'd hate to have the effort be a waste of time. My back is still sore!
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:11 PM   #67
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yeah ... If I had to do it over again I would compound/polish, then do touch up, then wax. Or compound/polish/wax then take the wax off with rubbing alcohol in the areas to be touched up, touch up, wait 3 days, then wax those areas. Either way... it sucks

edit: background on the car - wax was stripped off the finish and everything was uber clean before using the kit
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:42 PM   #68
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sounds like you're efforts with the machine just overpowered the stuff... I read your post about the parents car, what a project!


Its been so cold where I am that I didn't get to wax the hood or fenders until last night. I Colorchip'd before xmas and everything still looks fantastic.


This saturday the car goes into the detailer for a full Zaino treatment. Z-5 & Z-2. I'm hoping the Colorchip stays in place, really pleased with the results so far.
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:44 PM   #69
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My dad used this stuff for his bmw z3. It does a great job,dont know what else i can say
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:52 PM   #70
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I think I'm gonna try it this spring on my trunk which has the circular egg rash. Seems like everybody is having pretty good luck with it and I don't think it can hurt so why not...
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:33 PM   #71
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I thought I'd post my results from using Dr Colorchip this weekend.

It's basically like Photoshop in real life for your car. It's amazing. Will have to see how the results hold up though. I'm going to wax with NXT next week, after the recommended 1 week curing time for this stuff.
If you get your face right up into the paint you will still be able to see the chips, but if you're about 5ft away and you don't know what to look for, it looks pretty damn good.

Anyway. On to the pictures!

My seriously road-rashed lower front bumper:


The application (just smear it on!)


After:


Pretty cool.

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Old 08-03-2010, 01:50 PM   #72
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^^ WOW! So how do you think this would do if I did this and then had a clear bra put on over it? I should have put one on when my paint was still perfect but I didn't think it would chip that fast and now the front of my car is pretty much sandblasted.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:39 AM   #73
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Does anyone think Dr. Colorchip would work on scratches like this...



i have a 2010 WRX. The scratches worked its way to the primer (no metal exposed). I was just curious if anyone had a similar situation.
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:15 AM   #74
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wow!! that seem to work great!!

btw UoMDeacon how much did you buy to take care of all you chips?
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:36 AM   #75
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when u use it do u just really smear it on? and it drys and looks fine? or
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