Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
PFYC
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection

Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection Anything related to keeping your Camaro clean and in good cosmetic condition.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-04-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
NicksVSix

 
Drives: 2010 Camaro LS
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 935
Dr. Colorchip review (sorry, no pics)

Hey guys,

First off, I apologize for the lack of pics...I took them with my macro setting on and every single spec of dust, waterspot, swirl and defect showed up just as much as the stone chips, so the pics didn't really reveal just how nice of a job the Dr Colorchip did as much as seeing it in person does.

So, on to the pic-less review.

I got the most expensive kit from them, which was probably a mistake as I now have enough paint to repair the stone chips on every black Camaro in Canada for the next 5 years.

I was hesitant at first to dab the paint on and just smear it as per the instructions, but I just went for it. It's really easy, you just gotta have faith in yourself and go for it! As an aside, the paint I got was a 100% match to my factory paint.

After smearing I just waited 3-4 minutes for the smeared paint to dry and then I applied the Sealact on the provided cloth as instructed. Light pressure, letting the cloth do the work, back and forth, then buffing lightly with a microfibre towel afterwards.
Wow, works like a charm! Just like they say it should.

I was quite impressed with the results. Was super easy to do and looks way better than fixing chips with the touch up paint supplied by the dealership.

Does it make chips disappear? Not really. Small chips all but went away, but unless the chip was quite small, you can still see the "indent" of where the chip was afterwards, but that's only because as the car's owner, you know *exactly* where they are and will be looking for them, even after you've fixed them. However, it will make your car pass the "3 foot" rule with you (heck, even 1 foot, it's really hard to notice the chips unless I'm actively looking for them up close) and it will hide the chips 100% from other people. My wife couldnt find any of the chips after I repaired them.

So Dr. Colorchip is not a solution if you want all your stone chips 100% perfectly repaired, but is a great and easy way to make them reasonably invisible.

I am very happy with the product and the results.
__________________
NicksVSix is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 04:34 PM   #2
x2martell24
 
x2martell24's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Buckeye, AZ/Port St. Lucie, FL
Posts: 217
This is a fantastic review...........because I just order this yesterday!! I am so pleased it works well. I was so bummed about all of the little (unnoticable to everyone else) chips in my beautiful yellow paint!!
You just made my weekend!!
x2martell24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 04:50 PM   #3
NSCRFN3
 
NSCRFN3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro RJT 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 536
I just saw this on tv yesterday and was wondering how it worked. As we all know the paint on these cars sucks so I too have been looking for something to hide all the chips. Thanks for posting this review I now feel more comfortable trying this.
__________________
NSCRFN3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 08:41 PM   #4
NicksVSix

 
Drives: 2010 Camaro LS
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 935
No problem guys. I just wish the pics turned out better. There is one I will post...it's an "after" pic of a stone chip. I think it might give an idea of what the end result is. I'll put it up here in a few minutes.

Like I said, just follow the directions included in the kit and you can't go wrong. It's really just that simple!

(EDIT: sorry, the repaired stone chip was hidden by the image of a tree reflecting off my paint/clear coat.)
__________________

Last edited by NicksVSix; 06-04-2011 at 09:05 PM.
NicksVSix is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 08:37 PM   #5
NSCRFN3
 
NSCRFN3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro RJT 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 536
What color paint are you working with black?
__________________
NSCRFN3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 08:43 PM   #6
IronMike
 
IronMike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black Camaro SS/RS
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 131
You have to smear the paint all over the chips?, does it leave smudge marks on your paint? Can you see where your finger dabbed the paint on, seems like I would make my shiny paint worse doin this...
__________________
Cold Air Inductions intake
Borla S type Axle Back
Jannetty SCT Tune

IronMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 05:42 AM   #7
Mr_Draco


 
Mr_Draco's Avatar
 
Drives: 2SS/RS
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Western North Carolina
Posts: 6,145
Quote:
Originally Posted by IronMike View Post
You have to smear the paint all over the chips?, does it leave smudge marks on your paint? Can you see where your finger dabbed the paint on, seems like I would make my shiny paint worse doin this...
If you follow their instructions, you won't be able to tell.
Mr_Draco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 09:49 AM   #8
steallife904
 
steallife904's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 iom camaro 2lt
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 191
can you help me on this? i have been thinking about ordering the kit for 1 spot i got on my car. some how on the highway a rock or something hit my trunk lid. it left a nick about the size of a sharpe marker dot. and it seems somewhat of a deep nick. do you think this will fix it???????? also my car is IOM not sure if that makes a difference or not.
steallife904 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 12:20 PM   #9
Jimbabwe
 
Jimbabwe's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IBM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Elk Grove California
Posts: 299
Nice review.
Regarding the last comment about wanting the chip repaired 100%, what other methods are there? Would a built up layer using Langka be better?
Jimbabwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 07:42 PM   #10
NicksVSix

 
Drives: 2010 Camaro LS
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 935
Quote:
Originally Posted by NSCRFN3 View Post
What color paint are you working with black?
Yup, black. Color code 8555.

Quote:
Originally Posted by IronMike View Post
You have to smear the paint all over the chips?, does it leave smudge marks on your paint? Can you see where your finger dabbed the paint on, seems like I would make my shiny paint worse doin this...
Yeah, you gotta smear the paint with the side of your thumb after applying it with the brush. Flattens it out and pushes the paint into the chip. The excess smeared paint goes away completely with the solution they provide and it doesn't affect your clear coat or existing paint.

Quote:
Originally Posted by steallife904 View Post
can you help me on this? i have been thinking about ordering the kit for 1 spot i got on my car. some how on the highway a rock or something hit my trunk lid. it left a nick about the size of a sharpe marker dot. and it seems somewhat of a deep nick. do you think this will fix it???????? also my car is IOM not sure if that makes a difference or not.
The size of the chip doesn't seem too big, but not sure about the depth. AsI said in my "review" I can still see the "indent" of a few chips that went down to metal, but you can't see them from more than 2 feet. It's not a solution if you're looking for 100% perfect repairs to your stone chips. but it does a damned fine job of making them very unnoticeable.
__________________
NicksVSix is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 02:44 PM   #11
Viral
 
Viral's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS LS3
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 727
I just used the Dr Colorchip system on my wife's 2007 Acadia and it was very impressive. Like others have said, it won't fill it the indention, but it color matches the chip with the paint very well and makes it look MUCH better than before. on very small rock chips (the size of a ball point pen tip, for example), they basically completely disappear. The biggest chip she had was about the size of my pinky fingernail. It required multiple coats, but after the second one, it too was 95% better. You wouldn't even know it was there from 2-3 feet away.

The process "seems" like you're doing more damage than good at first, but just trust the process and see it through. After applying and smearing the paint, you wait 5-10 minutes for it to dry, then you wipe off the mess with their included chemical treatment. the paint on any clearcoat wipes off and the paint left in the chip and on bare metal stays put, leaving a perfectly clean paintjob with a repaired, color-matched chip.

I took some before and after pics, so I'll try to post them soon, although it's difficult to make them out sometimes (it's a dark gray Acadia, similar to Cyber Gray Metallic).
__________________
2010 Camaro 2SS/RS ( JBA Axleback Exhaust | Vararam | VMAX TB | AAC Plasma LEDs )
Viral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 09:47 PM   #12
Trevorw24
Black Ma6ic
 
Trevorw24's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro LS M6
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,474
I just ordered for my Black LS. I hope it works
__________________
DT Headers l MRT v2 l Injen SRI l Hurst STS l Resonators Delete l Lowered 1.25'' l 35% Tint l Black Bowties l Tinted Tail Lights l AAC lighting l Debadged
Trevorw24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 10:03 PM   #13
ChadG

 
ChadG's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black Camaro LS
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 1,598
Let me know how it works for you, the Langka system wasn't exactly easy to use.
ChadG is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
an awesome day on the pacific coast highway (aka my camaro review, long, pics) diddiyo Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 10 07-08-2010 07:54 PM
NEW HERE... heres some pics JorgeSS Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 23 12-02-2009 08:43 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.