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Old 07-31-2017, 05:15 AM   #21
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:40 AM   #22
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Glad to hear I'm not the only one who thinks Dr Color Dip is a rip.
A $50 bill scotch taped to your hood stays put longer than Dr. Color Chip...
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:27 AM   #23
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A $50 bill scotch taped to your hood stays put longer than Dr. Color Chip...
Untrue.
That's just silly.
Again, it's a compromise, far from an ideal solution. But properly applied, the product creates a condition that is an improvement over the original untreated chips. As I said, it's no miracle, but it's certainly better than nothing.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:58 PM   #24
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A $50 bill scotch taped to your hood stays put longer than Dr. Color Chip...
Not true at all in my experience. I've had very good success and durability with my Dr. Colorchip touch ups.
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:40 AM   #25
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I purchased one of the Dr. Colorchip kits and just finished using it on my 986 after about a week of detailing to get the car ready to be touched up. I have to admit, I was disappointed and did not think it worked very well. The paint was only an 85-90% color match, and the "polishing" step to smooth the excess paint often removed all or almost all of the touch up paint. I tried several of their suggested methods for application, and varied the pressure I used when "polishing" and got the same results, mediocre.

This is a good kit to minimize big, eye-catching scratches or chips, but in my experience it did not make any chips or scratches "disappear" or make then much less noticeable. It also was not very easy to use. The Sealact needs to be buffed off immediately. It dries in under a minute at 90 F and is a PITA to remove if it dries. I think the primary issue for me was the color match being off. On the rocker guards below the doors, I was happy with the touch-up, because the surface is already textured which helps hide the paint. I also got an okay result on the lower hood with some of the road rash.

This is one man's opinion, most people see to like Dr. Colochip, and it is better than the OEM touch-up paint kit.
Next time I may try this method with the OEM touch-up paint.

*To be fair, Ocean Blue is a gorgeous color, but can be a pain to take care of.
I'm not sure Dr. Colorchip is any better than whatever you can buy in a bottle at your auto parts store. I found the color to be off on compared to my '98 Guards Red, but red fades so that might be a problem with any touch up paint.

As far as technique, one needs to clean the spot well to be sure no wax residue is left behind or the paint won't stick well. I've never had a spot repair come back off.

I dab and smear, dab and smear...then, in about 15-20 minutes follow up with a dampened cloth with paint remover on it to remove the paint that surrounds the chip. Work a small area at a time, so you don't miss a spot...maybe 2 foot by 2 foot.

It works, though not perfect it is much better than leaving big bumpy blemishes over the chips by just dabbing on paint like most people do.
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I have found it works pretty well. Not perfect, but better than a factory touch up bottle.
At least with the Dr, you don't have bumps of paint

Makes sense that a color like red might be a little different after it has faded. I have used Arctic Silver and black are perfect matches
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Old 09-06-2021, 08:12 AM   #28
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I bought a bottle of Arena red from paintscratch.com good match but i am struggling with thr deeper chips to make them go away. I clesned with isoprophyl, dabbed with the tinh pait brush sticks that Amazon sells ..then polishedwith rubbing compound. Still.not happy though its better. 5he rash is mostly in one spot on thr hood so is very obvious.i tried the paint remover it just made a mess.
Other than a hood repaint what can I try?


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I've never had much luck doing the dap and wipe process. What I end up doing is filling the chip with paint, which creates a bit of a blob. Then I take some 1500 sand paper to smooth it out. Go LIGHTLY and only sand the smallest area possible. Then followed by rubbing compound, swirl removing compound, and polisher compound to bring back the shine.

JayG - thanks for the heads-up and wish I'd seen this last wk as I just bought a bottle. Found a "coupon" for 5% which helped but 15 would have been better. Keep updating as you go and I'll remember to look next time I need a bottle.
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Ive always wondered about Dr. now I know and have plans for when the weather warms up.

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