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Old 05-25-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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What's the best way to fix chips/small scratches?

My car has chips and scratches . I bought the paint, primer and clear, but am too nervous to screw it up. What are your thoughts? Is there a step by step porocess or just leave it up to the auto body shops?

I show it off to much to just leave it.

What are estimates other have received to paint the whole car?
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:55 PM   #2
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depends how bad.. if there little, clean them well.. take a very small hobby brush.. fill the chip in a little at a time until its filled..
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:56 PM   #3
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I'd say if it's any more than a few minor stone chips, leave it to the professionals. Especially with IOM. Just curious, what kind of paint did you buy?
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses..

I bought the paint from "paintscratch". Touch up paint. It is the same as what is listed on the threads in this site. M C 28/WA502? It is the correct listing per VIN#, just cant make out the last letter due to it being blended with other instructions.

I bought the primer, paint, and clear in pen, and the primer and paint in brush.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:22 PM   #5
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Depending on how big the chips are, that may be a little overkill... less is more! I had 2 small chips in my front fascia, and I used a toothpick to just touch a drop of paint to fill the chip. Again, I don't know what you're trying to fix, but don't over do it.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:25 PM   #6
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I don't think you'll need to use anything but the color coat to repair the chips. Using the primer and clear is unnecessary for very small areas. As previously mentioned just take your time and build each chip up even with the surface.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:28 PM   #7
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Using the primer and clear is unnecessary for very small areas.
I'll second this also.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:34 PM   #8
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Ok, just a toothpick and touch it on, then go back and redo until it is level?
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:42 PM   #9
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Keep in mind it seems to be the consensus that the paint on this car is the weak spot - I expect to repaint it in 5 or so years.

No complaints, though. Love ittt.
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Ok, just a toothpick and touch it on, then go back and redo until it is level?
As long as the chips are small, you should be good. Mine were literally the size of a toothpick. One dab did mine. If you have bigger chips, you may need to build it with more than one "dab" to fill the chip. You could also over build it a little then block it smooth with 2000 once it's dry, and buff it... but that may take a little more than you may be comfortable with...
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:50 PM   #11
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Here you go sir!

http://www.drcolorchip.com/select-co...maro&search=Go

They give step by step instructions and I can confirm amazing results!
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:51 PM   #12
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As long as the chips are small, you should be good. Mine were literally the size of a toothpick. One dab did mine. If you have bigger chips, you may need to build it with more than one "dab" to fill the chip. You could also over build it a little then block it smooth with 2000 once it's dry, and buff it... but that may take a little more than you may be comfortable with...
Uh, yeah...LOL!

I have been wanting to try this for a while, but I feel like Don Knots in the "shakiest gun in the west"!

Ok, can't believe I pulled a movie from the year before I was born, but we all will get here.

I will give it a shot tomorrow. I will keep you guys posted. Thanks for the help.
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Here you go sir!

http://www.drcolorchip.com/select-co...maro&search=Go

They give step by step instructions and I can confirm amazing results!
THIS . I have used their products on my last 3 vehicles, including a very small rock ship on my Camaro bumper.
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Dr. Colorchip or Langka are the two ways that a novice to paint repair should ever try and fix a paint chip. Forget all this talk of toothpicks, follow the instructions offered by either one of these two products so that your repairs don't look like a 5 year old did them.
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What do you guys use to clean the brushes that come in the Dr. Colorchip kit?
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Dr. Colorchip or Langka are the two ways that a novice to paint repair should ever try and fix a paint chip. Forget all this talk of toothpicks, follow the instructions offered by either one of these two products so that your repairs don't look like a 5 year old did them.


Junkman, I here this is best on dark colors. How does it work on metallic flake IOM?
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Junkman, I here this is best on dark colors. How does it work on metallic flake IOM?
The color of the car has absolutely nothing to do with your results. You supply the paint so color is a non-issue.
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