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    Question Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair


    I got the chip repair kit from Dr. colorchip to try and repair the annoying chips I have on my hood. However, so far I was unsuccessful Every time I do their process (Dab, smear, dry, wipe) It just removes the paint that I applied in the first place. I tried waiting longer for the paint to dry but with no success.

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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    Same results, however painting is not a skill I have. My best results so far are with AutoVisuals.com – The Best Automotive Paint Touch Up Using the AutoSharp Pen
    Those with born painting genes probably do better.

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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro8472 View Post

    I got the chip repair kit from Dr. colorchip to try and repair the annoying chips I have on my hood. However, so far I was unsuccessful Every time I do their process (Dab, smear, dry, wipe) It just removes the paint that I applied in the first place. I tried waiting longer for the paint to dry but with no success.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Be more gentle with the rubbing and use more of the blending solution.
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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    Thanks a lot for the advice guys. That pen looks good, but I'm not giving up until all the paint is gone , will try to be more gentle and use more solution, but wouldnt more solution just dissolve more paint?

    Anyway, I found this on LANGKA website in their instructions,

    (2) REPAIRING "DEEP" SCRATCHES

    There are two methods and it is your choice which one you decide to use.

    Method 1: The SQUEEGIE Method.

    This method is extremely good for Deep Scratches OR Metallic paints OR paints that seem to dull or loose their shine OR if you keep pulling the paint out of the scratch. It is very simple to do.

    1. Clean the chip or the scratch using LANGKA Pre Paint


    2. Fill the Scratch with Paint: Apply a drop of the touch up paint using a Microbrush to the end of the scratch (or chip), then use the plastic card's edge to "squeegie" the touch up paint down the length of the scratch (keeping the edge on the surface of the vehicle. It's sort of like spreading butter on toast). You have now filled the scratch with paint, and in this process will have also spread (smeared) paint on both sides of the scratch or chip. Again, at this point, you will have wet paint in the scratch and smeared paint on both sides of the area. Not to worry! :-)

    3. Removal of Paint: While the smeared paint is still wet, wrap a clean cloth over your index finger, and apply The Blob Eliminator to the cloth/finger. Rub The Blob Eliminator into the cloth to soak the cloth. Using your finger, carefully wipe off (surgically as possible) and remove the excess "wet" smeared paint from the surface, again, while it is still wet. Try NOT to rub over the still wet touch up paint residing in the scratch or chip. If you do disturb the wet paint in the scratch or chip...just go back to Step 2 and start over. No big deal.


    4. Allow the remaining paint that you could not initially remove and the wet paint in the scratch to dry. In 2 to 4 hours, check the scratch to see if the paint has dried and "shrunk" in size. If you wish, you can repeat the steps 2 & 3 above to further fill in the chip with touch up paint to get a more smooth end result.

    5. Once the scratch is filled with paint to your satisfaction, and it has dried sufficiently (2 to 4 hours), wrap the plastic card with a smooth, clean, cotton cloth, apply The Blob Eliminator to the cloth/card, and smooth down any remaining paint along the edges of the scratch. IF you did step 3 above well enough, you may not need to do this step.

    6. IF you pull paint out of the scratch, just repeat the above steps, be more gentle the next time... this is the "finesse" aspect we mentioned earlier.
    This seems smart, will try it and report back!


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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    I've tried the pen, and didn't find it any easier or better than a bottle and a toothpick. I still can't repair chips adequately with either though.

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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    Make sure when you are removing the excess paint that you use very light pressure (use a lot of solvent if needed). This will help keep the paint in the chip area, but remove paint in the unwanted area. You may have to do this several times to completely fill in the chip. Yes it's frustrating, but the end result will look good.

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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    Nitro, I usually clean the area with some rubbing alcohol on a qtip. Your wax is preventing the repair to stick to the car. If you don't have any alcohol, use a degreaser. DrColorChip is a good product. The same thing happened to me when I first tried it.

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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    I was just about to give up. Will try your suggustions before I raise the white flag.


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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    Ahem, may someone enlighten me and tell me what rubbing alcohol is? I know what alcohol is, and I thought about using acetone but opted not to in fear of damaging the paint!


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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro8472 View Post
    Ahem, may someone enlighten me and tell me what rubbing alcohol is? I know what alcohol is, and I thought about using acetone but opted not to in fear of damaging the paint!
    Y'all don't have Google up there??Try Wikipedia instead: Rubbing alcohol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia You can find it in any drug store.

    Good luck with the paint repair. I still don't have the skill.

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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro8472 View Post
    Ahem, may someone enlighten me and tell me what rubbing alcohol is? I know what alcohol is, and I thought about using acetone but opted not to in fear of damaging the paint!

    Rubbing alcohol is ethanol. It's the stuff the doctor rubs on you before giving you an injection.
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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    Quote Originally Posted by Santa Fe View Post
    Y'all don't have Google up there??Try Wikipedia instead: Rubbing alcohol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia You can find it in any drug store.

    Good luck with the paint repair. I still don't have the skill.
    Come on SF, you made me laugh at myself there Thanks though

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    Rubbing alcohol is ethanol. It's the stuff the doctor rubs on you before giving you an injection.
    Good simple answer, Vielen Danke


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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    Isopropyl alchohol?
    You can use anything that will strip wax like dish washing soap eg. Dawn.

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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    Quote Originally Posted by bwass24 View Post
    Rubbing alcohol is ethanol. It's the stuff the doctor rubs on you before giving you an injection.
    Late arrival to this thread, but thought I would clear up mis-information. "Rubbing Alcohol" is Isopropyl alcohol (or Isopropanol) and it is used to wipe skin before a needle injection. Can be purchased in pharmacy. This alcohol should NOT be ingested! Ethyl Alcohol (or Ethanol, "Grain alcohol") is what makes liquor quicker and should only be ingested in large quantities or added to gasoline to reduce the price.

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    Re: Help using Dr. Colorchip chip repair

    so what came of this? were you able to apply it successfully?

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    Quote Originally Posted by netjack View Post
    so what came of this? were you able to apply it successfully?
    Not really. I was able to use it for a small scratch on the rear bumper with moderate success. But I wouldn't get it again!


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