When do I need a body shop, and when is touch up good enough?

I’ve made a few posts about this, and that’s because it comes up in the requests I get almost daily. Body shops can be very expensive, even if the damage is minor. If someone swings wide while pulling out of the parking spot next to you, even if their wheel barely scraps your car, it […]

Should I go to a body shop, or is touch-up gonna work well enough?

Body shop or touch up?

Minor damage to you car can be very expensive. Simply backing out of your driveway and rubbing up against the trash can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. The worst thing to do is to take it back to the dealership where you bought it. Dealerships rarely have their own body shop. They generally […]

Wet Sanding a Car Scratch

Wet sanding is exactly what it sounds like: sanding with water. It may sound risky to use sandpaper on your car, and that’s because it is. However, there are times when it’s very useful for getting rid of pesky paint scratches at a very low cost. You just need to know when wet sanding is […]

Car Paint Dos and Don’ts

Steve-SB-Toyota

The Things I’ve Seen… Over the last 15 years, I’ve learned quite a bit about how to take care of car paint. I’ve also seen some terrible techniques go, well, terribly. I’d like to share my personal list of car paint dos and don’ts. The don’ts are more detrimental if not heeded, so I’ll start […]

How To Fix Car Paint Chips on the Hood

before and after

  It Happens to Everyone Normal driving conditions will eventually result in chips and scratches in your car’s paint, and the most commonly damaged areas are the front bumper and hood. If you’re not sure how to fix those pesky car paint chips in your hood, you’ve come to the right place. The good news […]

Bumper Scrape Repair: DIY

Curb Check Bumper scrapes are the most common paint damage I see, mostly from drivers hitting high curbs. With a push over the years for MPG, manufacturers have been lowering front bumpers closer and closer to the ground. Unfortunately, it takes very little to damage your car’s paint. You are, in essence, driving your car […]

Dr. Colorchip to the Rescue!

Gorgeous gray Mercedes in parking lot

  I have repaired over 30,000 cars – everything from Ferraris to Hyundais. I’ve worked for car museums, car collectors, and regular car owners who just want to drive a nice-looking vehicle. I love what I do and want to do my best for every customer. That’s why, when repairing car paint chips, I use […]

How To Do Car Scratch Repair

Key scratch on red paint Before and After

As with any repair job, you have to assess the damage before you can get started. Before moving forward with your car scratch repair, make sure you know which type of scratch you’re dealing with. There are light, surface scratches that don’t go deeper than the clear coat layer, and then there are deeper scratches that really […]