A small, do-it-yourself automotive rock chip repair kit. Includes a small amount of color-matching paint custom mixed for your car, an application brush, and a proprietary excess paint remover.
How does it work?
You first "dab" your rock chips to "overfill" them initially. Apply an excess paint remover called SealAct to a cloth, then "wipe over" the repair area to remove the excess paint. This excess paint removal process prevents the "blobbing" you typically see with most touch up repairs performed with "car dealership" touch up sticks.
What does it cost?
A basic kit for $39 is enough to touch up an entire car. Shipping not included.
Does it really make chips disappear?
From a distance of three or four feet (about where your eyes view your car)...pretty much. The system does a good job of coloring the bottom of the chips. Note that it never actually fills the chips entirely: paint has a shrinkback rate of around 85%! Thus, if you look at your repairs from 3 feet or closer, you can spot them.
Results also vary by color. Blacks, whites, and all dark colors look quite good. But silvers, golds, light blues, and light greens contain metallic additives that reflect light in random directions. Results are far less pleasing with these colors, but the good news is this: rock chips are generally only an eyesore on dark colors...and that's where the Dr. Colorchip system does its best work.
Also, if your paint is chipping in large "bursts" (ie, about the size of a pencil eraser), don't expect miracles. The chip will be recolored, but it's just not possible to repair wide, deep chips with paint alone.
Absolutely be sure to watch this demo video prior to using Dr. Colorchip:
The Dr Colorchip kit offers a significant improvement in rock chip appearance from a normal distance...particularly on solid colors and all dark colors. If you have damage larger than an eraser head, results are less impressive. For all repairs, the system far exceeds the results that you'll get from a normal bottle of paint from your car dealership or an auto parts store. Considering that a repaint of the face of your car starts at $1200, an investment of $39 is a great value.
"This product is great!"
"This product is great, you can see by the pictures that the damage on my truck was deep and now you can say that the damage has all but disappeared. Thank you for your help and for the money I have saved by using your product."
J. Giordano Toyota Tundra
“Saved over $1000.”
Body shop said this couldn't be touched up and wanted $1000 repaint it. You can see in the first picture how the putty completely fills the scratch. Your paint's color was perfect and the result is great!
Raf L. 2009 Chevrolet
“No ugly brush strokes.”
After someone keyed my car, I tried the Toyota touch up paint but I could see brush strokes. Bought your kit, followed the directions, and got the results in these pics. Thank you.