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    Paint chips - Dr Colorchip still the way to go?

    I did a search on repairing rock chips on paint - is Dr Colorchip still the way to go? I just dab, smear, polish, and be done? Does anyone have experience using this product?

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    Re: Paint chips - Dr Colorchip still the way to go?

    Also... how do these spot treatments hold up under a DA polisher?

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    Re: Paint chips - Dr Colorchip still the way to go?

    I do not have experience but it seems to be the way to go around here. In regards to buffing on treated areas. You would ideally want to perform any paint correction first, and then do the touch up treatments. But yes, you can buff over any touch up paint, they are quite durable, but you still want to be cautious & not get too aggressive.
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    Re: Paint chips - Dr Colorchip still the way to go?

    agp, do you have a rash of chips in an area or just the ordinary chip here and there? I'd lean towards Dr ColorChip if you had the shotgun effect of chips on your front end. If it's just the random chip here and there over the life of the car, your manufactures touch-up bottle would be sufficient. Even a factory matched batch from companies like automotivetouchup.com. Then of course it depends on your color. Is it a basic black or a pearl effect tri-color!?

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    Re: Paint chips - Dr Colorchip still the way to go?

    Quote Originally Posted by HCAD View Post
    agp, do you have a rash of chips in an area or just the ordinary chip here and there? I'd lean towards Dr ColorChip if you had the shotgun effect of chips on your front end. If it's just the random chip here and there over the life of the car, your manufactures touch-up bottle would be sufficient. Even a factory matched batch from companies like automotivetouchup.com. Then of course it depends on your color. Is it a basic black or a pearl effect tri-color!?
    Thanks HCAD, I have the black pearl paint. There are a lot of rock chips on the front end, way more than I can ignore and enough for me to consider getting the whole car repainted...

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    Re: Paint chips - Dr Colorchip still the way to go?

    Correction: I have the regular black, not the tricoat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agp423 View Post
    Thanks HCAD, I have the black pearl paint. There are a lot of rock chips on the front end, way more than I can ignore and enough for me to consider getting the whole car repainted...
    I hear ya, I've seen cars that look like they've been shot with a shotgun. That's when you have to make the choice, repaint or repair. Keeping in mind a repaint very seldom lasts as long and the durability against future chips isn't as strong. If you do repaint, try not to use the cheapest guy in town. Lol, you'll hate yourself in a couple years.

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    Re: Paint chips - Dr Colorchip still the way to go?

    Side note- happy to see the MOL community helping a fellow member. Great information here.
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    Re: Paint chips - Dr Colorchip still the way to go?

    Quote Originally Posted by HCAD View Post
    I hear ya, I've seen cars that look like they've been shot with a shotgun. That's when you have to make the choice, repaint or repair. Keeping in mind a repaint very seldom lasts as long and the durability against future chips isn't as strong. If you do repaint, try not to use the cheapest guy in town. Lol, you'll hate yourself in a couple years.
    That's more or less what mine looks like. I don't think I will repaint it, not worth it I don't think. I will just put some touch up paint on it. Thanks!

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