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Mr Miyagi
Aug 20th, 2010, 09:08 PM
Anybody use this product? Any success/failure stories?

Seems too good to be true...which you know means...it likely is?


Aug 20th, 2010, 10:55 PM
Anybody use this product? Any success/failure stories?

Seems too good to be true...which you know means...it likely is?


Actually, Dr. Colorchip is a pretty good product and process. I used it on a black Hyundai that had numerous chips on the hood and the front end was peppered. Probably would have done better using traditional matching touchup paint and clear on the deeper chips on the hood. It took multiple steps to fill them. On peppered surfaces Dr. Colorchip is the ticket... I spread it on with a piece of T-shirt and polished after a couple of weeks. Considering the front end was peppered with thousands of sand-grain sized blemishes and it now looks great from 10 ft it was a good alternative to respraying the front end. YMMV.


Aug 21st, 2010, 08:44 AM
I've used it and when done as directed, it works pretty well. My garage door didn't open all of the way and not realizing this, I scraped the spoiler on the back of my truck. Spent a few hours and a couple of applications and without a magnifying glass you can't see where I fixed the scratches. Also, worked fairly well on chips on the hood.

Aug 21st, 2010, 11:07 PM
Sounds like a good product! Its got a lot of good reviews on their site

Aug 23rd, 2010, 08:57 AM
Here's a brief write up I did as a trial for the Nissan group I belong to:


Sep 28th, 2010, 11:49 AM
I also read good reviews by consumers. I liked it, but I'm still waiting for something that will really wow me. Ya know?

Sep 28th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Have used it several times with great luck. It takes a little pratice and the color match so far has been dead on

Apr 20th, 2011, 09:45 AM
I've used it and have had pretty good luck with it. I have a Screaming Yellow Mustang, and it covered up the chips very well

Apr 21st, 2011, 02:53 AM
I saw it in action during 2011 Detail Fest. The final results looked pretty good. Easy to use and quick.

Jun 21st, 2012, 05:00 PM
It purportedly works better on dark colors. My car is silver metallic. I applied as directed and had mixed results. On the bigger chips it did little more than match the chip to body color without actually filling. I still have little chips all over my hood, but they are now body color. Looks great from 5 feet, but when you get in close you can still see the chips. I must have applied 4+ coats before realizing that's just the way it is. I ended up blobbing some Dr. Color Chip into some of the bigger chips. I'm going to wetsand the blobs down after 30 days or so.

On the other hand, I'm very happy with the way it took care of the micro road rash on the front fascia (think sand chips more than rock chips)

Garry Dean
Jun 21st, 2012, 06:35 PM
I use Dr.Colorchip exclusively for chip repair. The paint matches perfectly every time and I have my own technique that makes even deep chips look amazing, every time!

Jun 24th, 2012, 02:54 PM
Any chance you will share your secret, Garry? :secret1

Jun 25th, 2012, 10:14 AM
Yes, Garry, please...

Garry Dean
Jun 27th, 2012, 03:52 AM
Yes, Garry, please...

Any chance you will share your secret, Garry? :secret1

The easy explanation is layering... Just like the old way of building the paint then sanding, followed by polishing...

Put some paint in, let it cure 10 min or so. Use the Seal-Act to remove excess, then add more paint until you are satisfied that the paint is level with the surrounding areas.

Another trick is that the chips can be polished over with a light polish to smooth them out and to remove light marring created by using that abrasive cotton towel they give you in the kit to use with the Seal-Act to remove the excess paint.

I have another video review I will be working on today. I will try to get it uploaded to YouTube today.

Jun 27th, 2012, 07:31 AM
Thank a lot for sharing! I've just scratch the bumper recently. I will have a place to practice. :(

Jul 16th, 2012, 10:00 AM
Dr. Color Chip's got a pretty good reputation in the detailing world. I talked to a mechanic friend of mine and he usually goes with either that or NuFinish products in the body shop (http://cabledahmer.com/service-department.htm). I'm pretty terrible at detailing the car or fixing paint chips :(. As for whether the protectant works better on cars with darker tones, I would agree to an extent. As t5er pointed out, it's not too kind on the eyes when you're up close. But to be fair, the product does appear to look halfway decent on lighter-toned car exteriors. At least from the example on their website:


I'd love to see what you all think about comparing this to the NuFinish Scratch Doctor.

Jul 24th, 2012, 08:36 AM
I guess here is the best place to put my review of Dr. Colorchip. I was working on a 2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet, in Ibis White.

What came in the box (Touch up paint, SealAct solution, rubber glove, cloth, and brush):
LY9C, Audi Ibis white!:
Here's the untouched chip I was working with on the hood:
After a coat or two:
A few more coats trying to blend it perfectly:
And here's a picture from about 3-4 feet away, you really have to look hard for it, and that's exactly how it looks in person:

As you can tell, it worked out beautifully for me! For anyone that is using Dr. Colorchip, I would recommend using more amount of paint than you really need for the chip, basically enough so when you rub your thumb over it to make it flat, you don't see even the outline of the chip anymore. And then when you're using the SealAct solution, use light pressure and circular motions around the touch up paint. You will start seeing the excess paint disappearing, it will happen slowly, but anymore pressure and you could dip into the paint that went into the chip, and then your work is useless. That's the process that I figured out, and it worked best for me.

Also, unless you have a lot of chips, and I mean a lot of chips, you only need the smallest set. I used a lot of paint for this trying to get the best process, and I still have plenty of paint/solution left.