Touch up paint

Has your car been egged?

One of the mos insidious things that someone can do to your car, right after keying, is to have someone egg you.  I have a feeling that kids, or whomever does such things, doesn’t realize the damage it can cause.  It’s really hard to fix.  It’s not the mess it causes, that’s pretty easily cleaned…

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Car paint; Do’s and Don’ts

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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Paint chip repair – it’s an art.

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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Paint Chips from Flying Rocks

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  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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Paint chips on the hood

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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Bumper scrapes and what to do about them

The thing that I see the most is bumper scrapes, mostly from hitting high curbs. With a push over the years for MPG, manufactures lower the front bumpers closer and closer to the ground. It takes very little to damage your car – you are in essence, driving your car into the equivalent of sand…

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Summary of how to fix paint issues

A quick summary of how to get different types of car paint damage fixed. Peeling paint: All too often the clear coat on a car will weaken and start to peel off. This happens when a car is kept outside much of the time, or if a car is poorly resprayed. It seems to be…

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Dr. ColorChip to the Rescue!

Dr. ColorChip to the Rescue! I have repaired over 30,000 cars – from Ferraris to Hyundais, from rare classics to old beaters. I have worked for car museums, car collectors, and for regular car owners who just want to drive a nice-looking vehicle. I love what I do and want to do my best for…

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Rock Chips and Their Flavors

The open road causes more damage to our vehicles than we would like. Debris gets kicked up by other cars speeding by, and sure enough, small particles, such as rocks and sand, slam their way into the front bumper. All chips can certainly be repaired, but some are an easier task than others. The easiest…

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