It's a jungle out there on the roads and car paint chips are a reality of life. Just like cars, paint chips come in many forms and sizes. As a car detailing professional, I can tell you that now you have more options than ever.
As a professional, I can also tell you that the right tool is often the key to superior results. This is also key for car paint scratch and chip repair. As car enthusiasts looking to enhance our cars, or someone looking to simply retain the value of your car, repairing the paint chips and scratches is a big step towards the overall beauty and value of your car.
As I am often quoted as saying, "The difference is all about the details." In this situation, what I am trying to get across to you is that at a casual observation you will consider the hassle too great, and the pay off too small to go through the trouble of repairing the car paint chips of your car. So let me speak from experience:
While most people would recognize how a combination of the "good" kind of details enhance the overall look and value of your car, the combination of the "bad" kind of details has the opposite effect. Car paint chips, miscellaneous broken items, dull paint, dirty wheels, etc., etc., all combine to bring your cars beauty down; and down goes your love and concern for it. The cycle then starts, which only produces more of the same bad results. By taking time repairing the miscellaneous scratches, surface marks, and road rash, restore the beauty and value of your car, while at the same time restoring the love affair with your car!
As you can see in the pictures above, the results are dramatic. Imagine the ability to do this same type of quality repair on the front facing edges of your own car!
As I said before, most of you do not know about the latest in do-it-yourself road rash and paint chip repair kits available on the market today.
Dr. ColorChip Paint Chip and Road Rash Repair Kit:
Freeway driving is a killer to your paint and will create the dreaded road rash syndrome; hundreds of tiny chips on all forward facing edges of your cars paint. No longer do you have to rely on your un-steady hand and the old school touch-up applicators which leave your hood covered with colored "bumps". Dr. ColorChip's repair process produces a smooth, perfectly matched paint with no paint blobs! High quality automotive paint and a proprietary blending solution fill and hide paint blemishes in two simple steps. Say good bye to this form of car paint chips.
The next thing on our list is the miscellaneous scratches that will be found on your car. For any deep scratches that have gone down to metal or well below the clear coat, the Dr. ColorChip kit from above will be your answer for these heavy duty scratches.
For all the hair-line scratches that really have no room for any form of touch-up paint as they are so fine and superficial, then the kit below are your solution. Yes, there are scratch removal compounds that are sold, but they are only good for the finest of scratches that have zero edge to them.
For any hairline scratch that you can catch any type of edge with your fingernail, but are confident it has not gone through the clear coat, the 3M kit below is your answer.
Since I work on so many cars each week and the question continually comes up from my customers, I do my best to help people maintain realistic expectations for their cars. So use this checklist in determining the best solution for you and your car:
I hope the info and tips here will help you not only repair those car paint chips, but increase the overall appearance of your car. After all..the difference really is in the details. And having unsightly chips and scratches on your car are the kind of details that diminish the overall value and appearance of your car.