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post #1 of 11 Old 11-02-2016, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Paint Chips....ARGHH!

Well...I went over a big patch of stones after we had some serious rain. Noticed a few days later, I had 5 rock chips (sucks!) One was a semi-decent size, the others were tiny. Also noticed some idiot with their car door banged into mine & created a nice 1.5" scratch.

I was going to buy a tube of Honda Milano Red touch-up paint ($12.00) I poked around the web & found this product here:

http://www.drcolorchip.com/

This product is simply AMAZING!!! Yes...It's a tad expensive ($50.00) but well worth it. The color match was dead-on & it was a breeze to work with. The best part is the results. It blows away tube touch-up paint. Now you really have to try hard to see the chips. I'll post some pics. No I don't work for them if anyone is wondering. Just wanted to pass this along.

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Well...I went over a big patch of stones after we had some serious rain. Noticed a few days later, I had 5 rock chips (sucks!) One was a semi-decent size, the others were tiny. Also noticed some idiot with their car door banged into mine & created a nice 1.5" scratch.

I was going to buy a tube of Honda Milano Red touch-up paint ($12.00) I poked around the web & found this product here:

http://www.drcolorchip.com/

This product is simply AMAZING!!! Yes...It's a tad expensive ($50.00) but well worth it. The color match was dead-on & it was a breeze to work with. The best part is the results. It blows away tube touch-up paint. Now you really have to try hard to see the chips. I'll post some pics. No I don't work for them if anyone is wondering. Just wanted to pass this along.

Hope this might help.
sucks about all the rock chips. One of the first things I did when I got Snowball was put a clear bra on her. Our hood still looks brand new and I highly recommend them.

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I have two chips to touch up, does anyone know if this touch up paint will work with a ceramic coating?
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sucks about all the rock chips. One of the first things I did when I got Snowball was put a clear bra on her. Our hood still looks brand new and I highly recommend them.
Funny you mention that. On my last car (VW Jetta TDI) I did the same exact thing. Here's what happened....Over the years the clear bra was curling @ the ends. Brought it to my local detailer to take it off & wax my car. When he pulled it off it took some paint with it!!!

I still have my Jetta TDI in the driveway because I thought VW might buy back ours. They are & I'm getting $14,500 for her. This is from the VW diesel scandal.
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Thanks for the rec, I've got a bunch of chips and have been wondering if I should buy the OEM paint or not.

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Their stuff works great! Used it before and loved it.

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Funny you mention that. On my last car (VW Jetta TDI) I did the same exact thing. Here's what happened....Over the years the clear bra was curling @ the ends. Brought it to my local detailer to take it off & wax my car. When he pulled it off it took some paint with it!!!

I still have my Jetta TDI in the driveway because I thought VW might buy back ours. They are & I'm getting $14,500 for her. This is from the VW diesel scandal.
If he just yanked on it then yeah, there's a chance that it'll rip the paint off too. The clear bra has to be heated with a heat gun and slowly peeled off. Sort of like how if you lightly heat a shipping label, it'll peel off the box cleanly, but if you just walk up and rip it off, it sometimes takes a layer of cardboard with it.

I had a 3M Scotchguard (the middle grade, between Ventureshield and Scotchguard Pro) bra on my Mazda3. The film was warrantied for 5 years, it started to be noticeably yellow after 7 years, and I removed it after it was on for about 8 1/2 years. Even after being parked outside for most of its life, it peeled off without tearing itself or the paint. Only things I had to clean up were a few small patches of adhesive still stuck on the paint.

Best part? I had a shallow ding in the passenger side fender, and pulling the clear bra off popped the dent out.
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Exactly. A 500 degree heat gun is necessary for removing anything with adhesive from a car. I've never damaged the paint on anything I've removed emblems or decals from. A little heat is all you need.
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Thanks guys for your insight. It's done now. Waiting to bring back my VW TDI for the check.

One thing I would like to note, is I don't think the paint on our Honda HR-V's is anywhere near as good as my VW. I just doesn't seem as tough IMHO. Too be honest, I don't think I'm keeping the HR-V that long. This time next year it will be paid off & I'm going to move to maybe a VW Tiguan or something bigger with more comfortable seats. The HR-V is a good little rig, but I wouldn't buy one again myself.

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I don't think the paint on our Honda HR-V's is anywhere near as good as my VW.
I agree. Hondas has a reputation for having soft clearcoat that scratches/swirls easily, and on an econobox that doesn't even have clearcoated door jams, I'm thinking the paint job might not be as durable or well-bonded to the base metal. I plan on removing this clear bra after 3-5 years because of that.

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