The First Step: Accepting the Bumper Scrape It’s always disappointing when you hear that awful noise of car on cement. You look around hoping it wasn’t you, but you felt the impact – you know it was you. If you drive regularly, it’s bound to happen to you at least once. If you’re not the…

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You’ve been egged. Well, hopefully you haven’t, but unfortunately your car has been egged. One of the most insidious things that someone can do to your car, right after keying, is to throw an egg at it. I don’t wish this on anyone, but if you’re here, it probably means it’s already happened to you. Sorry…

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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…

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Here’s some basic info about taking care of the paint on your car. Do’s and Don’ts: • Don’t sand it down! Yikes. I have seen some information on the internet that you should sand down the paint damage before using touch up paint. That’s a really bad idea for a couple of reasons. One, for…

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I’m your friendly neighborhood paint-chip repair guy. I’ve worked on so many cars now, that it’s hard to keep track – a rough estimate is around 40,000 cars. I had to do the math a few times to make sure. I know it seems like a lot, but I’ve been doing this for 12 years.…

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Close up front car

It happens to everyone. Normal driving conditions can cause scratches in the paint of your car. One portion of the car that is mainly prone to get excess scratches is the front side, while your car paint can get easily chipped from any portion because of garbage and fragments on the road. Scratches on the…

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after 2

  Does your hood and front bumper get a lot of paint chips from flying rocks? I use a paint system that is designed to stick in the paint chip instead of the existing finish. On a car like the photo shown, I will actually smear the paint on with a cloth or use a…

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If you have unsightly paint chips on your hood, please don’t buy a paint pen or other touch up method and put blobs of paint on each little paint chips. It’ll look awful.  You’ll go from having little chips in the paint, to bumps on your hood, and that’s if you’re able to put a…

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There are many terms that float around in any industry.  ‘Paint chips’ is one of those terms in my industry.  To me, paint chips are damage on your car caused by rocks or even sand. It’s almost always on the front of the car, although it can happen on the side or even roof.  …

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