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Old 06-22-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
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Small Paint chip repair question

My 1 le is my everyday driver and I am on the highway 70 percent of the time. I ended up getting a vet small chip hardly noticeable but I want to fix. Anyone have any experience with small chip repair? I saw a commercial for ez paint repair which looks simple and cheap. Anyone have any ideas.

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Old 06-22-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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Same thing happend to me passenger front tire.... I just hate seeing any damage on my car
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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I just ordered dr colorchip to address my paint chips. Heard good things and I realize it won't be as good as a repaint but will pass the untrained eye test.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:55 PM   #4
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I just ordered dr colorchip to address my paint chips. Heard good things and I realize it won't be as good as a repaint but will pass the untrained eye test.
yea exactly its very small so something like that will do just fine. let me know how it turns out and difficulty.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:09 PM   #5
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google automotive paint touch up. Theres a website (automotivetouchup.com) select your year, manufacture, model. Comes up with every paint option for your car and its paint code.

I used this on my Saturn to touch up paint on the bumper and other little mishaps that happened. 100% color match on that car. Im sure it will work the same on this car due to the fact its matching paint code.

I used the little applicator bush and then went over the paint with a clear coat. Couldnt tell unless I pointed it out or your right ontop of it.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:55 AM   #6
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yea exactly its very small so something like that will do just fine. let me know how it turns out and difficulty.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:37 PM   #7
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Go to Craigslist in the Automotive Services area, type in dent. I found a guy in my area that is licensed and bonded. He does great work, and was reasonable. He came to my house and did some touch ups on a couple of my trucks and did a great job.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:39 PM   #8
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Thanks!!!, appreciate the help
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:42 PM   #9
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I have used Dr Colorchip and I like it. It doesn't work as well as their website says, but if you have patience, you can get it to almost disappear. If the chip is all the way to the metal, you may have to do it several times, to build up the paint layers to get to the proper level. Just be patient and follow the directions and you will be fine.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:43 PM   #10
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google automotive paint touch up. Theres a website (automotivetouchup.com) select your year, manufacture, model. Comes up with every paint option for your car and its paint code.

I used this on my Saturn to touch up paint on the bumper and other little mishaps that happened. 100% color match on that car. Im sure it will work the same on this car due to the fact its matching paint code.

I used the little applicator bush and then went over the paint with a clear coat. Couldnt tell unless I pointed it out or your right ontop of it.
I checked the site and it looks good and cheap too. is it hard to touch up? its a tiny scratch maybe 1/2 a cm. did you have to do any sanding or buffing? should be simple enough but black is crazy revealing.
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+1 for Dr Colorchip.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:01 PM   #12
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Get the color you need then use a toothpick, not a brush to fill in the chip, let the paint stand in the chip for about 15 or 20 seconds then remove any excess with something flat to remove any outside of the chip, touch again with the toothpick until the paint is level, you won't notice unless you look really close.
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+1 for color chip if you're meticulous about it glaze it after to get that clear coated again and shine like new
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+1 for Dr Colorchip.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:12 AM   #15
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This is what I just did last night and this morning...I used touch-up paint. I laid it a little thick to make sure the entire chip was covered and a little thicker than OEM paint...(a little thicker, as in a bump)...after I let it dry (overnight) I wet sanded with 1500 grit, then 2000 grit sand paper to make the paint smooth to the surface of the OEM paint. I then buffed and polished with a machine buffer. Can't see the rock chip at all now. Here are a few pics after I wet sanded and after the buff/polish...

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Old 07-05-2013, 11:51 PM   #16
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I checked the site and it looks good and cheap too. is it hard to touch up? its a tiny scratch maybe 1/2 a cm. did you have to do any sanding or buffing? should be simple enough but black is crazy revealing.
I sanded the paint before I applied it. I didnt after touch it after. just applied with the brush. The car was an 04 and I would have to point it out for somebody to notice it. So i really didnt mind that it wasnt a perfect paint repair. You brush it on so unless you sand and all that you will have brush marks. Or you could buy the spray bottle and tape off areas.

If this happened to my 1LE i would do all the sanding to make it look perfect.
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