Expectations vs. Reality: Car Paint Touch-Up

We try our best to make sure our customers’ expectations for touch-up results are as close to reality as possible before we begin. We want you to be happy when the job is done, not disappointed. This can be a tough task since everyone has different opinions, and touch-up can be quite subjective. Just as […]

Is auto touch-up paint permanent?

If you’ve recently incurred a few chips or scratches in your car’s paint, you’re probably looking to make them disappear. You have a few different options depending on the extent of the damage and your unique situation. (We wrote another blog post on those options here.) If you’ve decided that touch-up is the way to […]

How much does car paint repair cost?

So you found a ding in your car’s paint. Maybe you put it there, maybe someone (or something) else did. It’s not the worst thing in the world, but it sure does make your nice, shiny toy feel a bit less magnificent. If you’ve never had to deal with this before now, you’re probably wondering, […]

When should you fix the paint chips on your car?

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Can paint chip repair wait? I fix paint chips and scratches on cars for a living. People tell me all kinds of reasons why they use my services: lease return, hate the way it looks, scratched dad’s car and need to fix it before he finds out, etc. It’s typically an emotional decision. But how […]

Car Paint Dos and Don’ts

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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 […]

Your Local Car Paint Repair Artist – Not Just Some Guy

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Meet Your Car Paint Repair Artist Hello! I’m your friendly neighborhood paint-chip repair guy, Steve. I’m the owner of PaintCraft Car Paint Repair. I’m a classically trained artist and have found my niche doing paint touch-up on cars. The Porsche Club of America, Mequires Wax, and the Vice President of Mazda North America have called […]

Car Paint Damage and What to Do About It

Chip repair is an art

Over the last decade, I’ve seen every type of car paint damage there is. Here’s my advice for how to approach car paint damage repair on everything from key scratches to road rash. I’ll give my opinion on whether it’s worth it or not, but really, that’s up to you! Peeling or Cracked Paint Eventually, […]

Dr. Colorchip to the Rescue!

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  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 Get Bird Poop Off Your Car (and more)

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While it’s not my favorite subject, it’s important to know which of nature’s droppings are doing harm to your car’s paint and the best ways to remove them. You may be worried when something didn’t come off with a wash, and I’m here to dispel your fears! I’ve been asked to fix many car paint […]

Touch-Up Paint Pens and Why NOT to Use Them

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If you’re searching for your car’s touch-up paint pen, please stop right there! They really are one of the worst ‘solutions’ to car paint chips and scratches. I fix rock chips and scratches for a living and have spent hundreds of hours fixing the damage they cause. I see the paint blobs left by those […]