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Old 08-28-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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Experience with Dr. ColorChip Touch-Up?

Need to fix a couple of minor chips -- ran across an ad for Dr ColorChip in Motor Trend and visited their web site http://www.drcolorchip.com/how-it-works.shtml

Looks interesting. Has anyone tried this system before? Experiences?


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Old 08-28-2009, 02:00 PM   #2
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I've used it. Not perfect, but works reasonably well, and it's unbelievably easy to use. In my experience, the defects can still be seen, but you have to look pretty hard.

I tried using actual touch up paint, with dabbing with a torn match, or a tooth pick, or whatever, and fine sanding etc. A lot of work, and when I was done it really didn't look any better to me than the Dr. CC. People with better technique than I have can probably get a better result with the touch up paint, but it just was not so for me.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:13 PM   #3
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+1 on that
don't expect miracles but it works reasonable well
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It works pretty well, but don't follow the directions. Let the paint set up in the chip for a half hour or so before rubbing with the solution; otherwise you'll wipe the new paint away, as well.

I've put multiple coats on the chip to build it up, let sit, then rub with solution. You need to rub a bit more, but it doesn't pull the new paint away.

Do a search and you will find a number of write-ups on the topic.
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From all I have read, Dr. Color Chip requires a 36 inch rule. Get any closer and you'll see the filled in chips.

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