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Old 06-30-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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Dr. Colorchip Review

My wife got me this kit for father's day and I've been wanting to give it a try. Finally made some time this weekend and thought you guys might find this information useful.

What the kit comes with (Touch-up Paint, Brushes, Blending Solution, Blending Cloth, Microfiber Towel).


Step 1 - Open Package and READ the Instructions.


If you are doing a lot at once, I would suggest using blue tape to mark the areas.



Step 2 - Locate the paint chips.



Step 3 - Thoroughly clean the area with rubbing alcohol.




Step 4 - This is optional, but I use a bit of aerosol as a precaution.



Step 5 - Apply the paint next to the chip.




Step 6 - Smear the paint onto the chip.



Step 7 - Allow the paint to dry for about 5 to 10 minutes.



Step 8 - Apply the blending solution to the cloth.



Step 9 - Use mild pressure to remove the excess paint.




Step 10 - Buff with microfiber towel.



Step 11 - Results after 1 application.



According to the instructions, you may need to repeat these steps several times to get the paint to blend better.


Conclusion
While this won't get your paint looking like new or perfect, it does what its supposed to do and much easier to apply than the touch-up pens. And from far it does make the chips appear less noticeable.

Overall I gave this product a 7/10, simply because it was pretty pricey and the results did not come out as flawless as I had hoped. I would recommend this as a temporary solution for repairing chips or a quick way to increase your car's value before resale.



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Old 06-30-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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not bad!
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Thanks, Tom. I have need for just such a product, and have been wondering how well this product works. What is the aerosol you used in step 4, and what is it's purpose?
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^canned air?

Yeah- this stuff is super. They matched my vista blue WORLDS better than the motorcraft stuff. I've discovered wrapping one of thier towels around a card and buffing with that flat ridged surface yielded the smoothest repairs and pulled less paint out of the chip. I was able to fill in some large mars and scratches this way too. I left the paint on for a day, and came back and gently buffed with the card for a while and filled it on nicely. Granted, you can still see the paint is flawed, but it isn't glaring, you'd have to be pretty close- the average onlooker wouldn't notice.

Super review!
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Ps: the blue tape for marker tip...!!! Why didn't I think of that!? I was relying on hunting them down... Next time I washed and dried, found a few I missed. Thank you!
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Thanks, Tom. I have need for just such a product, and have been wondering how well this product works. What is the aerosol you used in step 4, and what is it's purpose?
The aerosol was a precaution to blow away any lint that was left behind from the towel.


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Ps: the blue tape for marker tip...!!! Why didn't I think of that!? I was relying on hunting them down... Next time I washed and dried, found a few I missed. Thank you!
LOL, yeah I did like one or two before I realized I needed to start marking them down.
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I used the stuff to cover a whole mess of bumper rash a few weeks ago. I like it! Photos from my showroom thread:

Some before pictures of bumper rash:




Aaaand after:





Overall I'm impressed with the Dr. Colorchip stuff. Very easy application process, and while the results certainly aren't as good as a full repaint, it improved my 20' paint job on my bumper to a 5' paint job, which is what I was after. Certainly better than it was before, and the color match is quite good.
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The aerosol was a precaution to blow away any lint that was left behind from the towel.
Ah ha, thanks again, Tom!
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That looks awesome! I bought Scratch Wizard from Applied Colors and I'm not nearly as impressed with it. I might have to pick up some of this instead.
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Stuff works pretty well.
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