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Dr Colorchip (Lots of pics)

Postby asianflava » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:40 pm

I bought the Dr Colorchip kit a while back and I finally got around to trying it out. It works pretty good, but I deviated from the directions a bit with a step that is totally counter-intuitive.

You must clean the area with alcohol before starting to remove any dirt or wax on the surface.
Then you dab the paint into the chips with the supplied brush.
You are supposed to immediately smear the paint blob with your gloved hand (glove is supplied)
After the paint has dried, you wet the supplied wipe with the supplied SealAct and wipe the excess paint off.

Once I tied it the first time I figured that I could get better results if I started with a better surface. The paint had peaks and valleys from the rocks. If the Colorchip kit filled the valleys, I wanted to remove the peaks. This is where I deviated from the kit.

Warning!!! You can severely damage your paint if you are not careful or if you do not know what you are doing!

I sanded the road rashed area with a sanding block before starting. I'm not sure what grit it was, but I think it was 400 or 600. Be safe and use 1000 grit paper.
After sanding, I buffed it out with a polisher and Walbernize. I don't know if it is the proper thing to use, but it's what I had on hand.
After the scratches had been buffed out, I proceeded to use the kit as directed. I suppose you can repeat it to fill deep chips. In the end, the chips are still there, but they are pretty much hidden by the touch up paint. It's not perfect, but it's cheaper than a respray.

This is what comes in the kit: The "Special cloth" felt like a cleanroom wipe.
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Confirmed that they sent me the correct color
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This is what I was dealing with
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Prepped it with rubbing alcohol and a regular shop rag
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LIGHTLY! sanded it with a block
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Used Walbernize on my polisher
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Set it to the slowest speed and buffed out the scratches
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Wiped it down with alcohol again. Dabbed and smeared the touch up paint as directed
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Removed the excess with the SealAct
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Compared to the other untouched side
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Re: Dr Colorchip (Lots of pics)

Postby kaminsknator » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:26 pm

wow good work!
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Re: Dr Colorchip (Lots of pics)

Postby 89crxk20 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:54 pm

That looks really great! Finished product?
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Re: Dr Colorchip (Lots of pics)

Postby Its me DUB » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:47 pm

Wow very cool. I could us this for our beat Fit...
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Re: Dr Colorchip (Lots of pics)

Postby dmlemus » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:46 am

I've actually been thinking about using this product.
From a distance I bet the results looks great, but once you get close, you can probably see the imperfections. Eh...I can deal with that
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Re: Dr Colorchip (Lots of pics)

Postby AfrostREX » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:45 pm

wow i need to get my hand on this
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Re: Dr Colorchip (Lots of pics)

Postby asianflava » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:36 pm

If you look at the glare on the bottom edge of the hood (second to last pic), you can see that the surface is still pitted. The paint fills it in somewhat and the color disguises it. I didn't clean the brush so I ordered some more. I also got the paint squeegee that they sell.

When you smear the paint with your finger, it pulls some out of the pit. I'm thinking that the squeegee will prevent this as well as remove the excess paint better. Having less paint to remove will make the SealAct step quicker and easier.

I forgot to add, I got the smallest kit that they offer, even with the road rash on the hood, there is more than enough chemical.
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Re: Dr Colorchip (Lots of pics)

Postby crexrudy » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:23 am

Extremely Helpful, because I so many chips on my car it's not even funny :shock:
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Re: Dr Colorchip (Lots of pics)

Postby REP DA REX » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:38 am

looks good
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Re: Dr Colorchip (Lots of pics)

Postby TonY_D » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:40 pm

very nice! looks great
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