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Old 04-29-2018, 06:33 PM   #26
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+1 for Doctor Color chip. Good product
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:18 AM   #27
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Can you use Dr. Colourchip with oem paint?
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:42 AM   #28
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Can you use Dr. Colourchip with oem paint?
Are you asking if you can mix the two or use Dr ColorChip on oem paint? I would say the answer to the first is no but I've never tried it.
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:55 PM   #29
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Rock chips give it character!
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:56 PM   #30
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On a serious note, my bumper is peppered with rock chips. Plan to do a respray eventually and run the thick clear vinyl overlay
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:05 PM   #31
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I can definitely attest to the quality of German paint. Years of highway driving and and the BMW is fine, after only a few months with the forester and I can already see chips I should have gone with the clear bra.
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Old 06-30-2018, 01:35 PM   #32
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yeah i put on touch up paint last week and this is pretty much what i did:

- washed my car
- clay bar
- quick rinse
- dried off
- applied touch up paint to the front end/hood
- let it sit for a couple hours
- sanded lightly any parts that stuck out
- polished entire car including sanded areas
- waxed

came out great i think
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:21 PM   #33
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yeah i put on touch up paint last week and this is pretty much what i did:

- washed my car
- clay bar
- quick rinse
- dried off
- applied touch up paint to the front end/hood
- let it sit for a couple hours
- sanded lightly any parts that stuck out
- polished entire car including sanded areas
- waxed

came out great i think
That's basically the procedure I use.. overfill the chips on purpose.. let the paint cure.. I try for at least 24 hours and then wet sand down to level with 2k or 3k grit then polish out the fine scratches
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Old 07-06-2018, 02:55 PM   #34
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my 2016 has rock chips as well, I have used very small amounts of touch up paint. Seems like Subaru paint is not the best, you can look at a clear bra in the future but you may have to learn to live with them or use touch up paint. No amount of detailing will remove a rock chip. I have heard dealerships have a new technique using a paint wand? I've never seen or heard much about it.
Can you give a recommendation of what brand of touch up paint? Or will any OEM paint on amazon do?
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:44 AM   #35
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Maybe check out your local autobody paint supplier and see if they can mix you up a bottle of touch-up paint using the paint code (I think it's usually in the glovebox or under the hood). If you'd like it near seamless then dab some on, allow it to cure, wet sand, then polish/wax etc.

Wax won't help with stone chips, just repels contaminants.
Xpel/clear bra films are supposed to be nice and will protect your paint from stone chips.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:18 PM   #36
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I don't know if it is STI or on all cars, but seem to be more prone to rock damage. I just got my Type-r and put XPEL PPF on the full front end so I get piece of mind.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:34 AM   #37
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So I also see Langka as recommended for paint chip repairs as well.

Which one is better?
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