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I had a couple of road-rash marks on my LRG Stingray and decided to give Dr. ColorChip a try. I have to say it's the best touch-up product I've come across.

The paint is thick enough to fill in the damaged area and once it's dried and you wipe off the residual, it's the best three-foot fix I've found. (That means you can't see it from three feet away…) I'm sure if you had red, yellow, white -- any nonmetallic color, it would work even better.

Anyway, it's worth the price at twice what they charge.
 

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That's good to hear. I have seen their ad and wondered about the step of wiping off the residual and how that actually works. How about a picture of your repair? By the way, sorry to hear that you needed in the first place, but "stuff" does happen...
 

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That's good to hear. I have seen their ad and wondered about the step of wiping off the residual and how that actually works. How about a picture of your repair? By the way, sorry to hear that you needed in the first place, but "stuff" does happen...
Well, problem is I did not take a "before" photo and now that it's fixed you really won't be able to see it on camera. I'll try to remember next time. I do a lot of highway driving in Florida and road dings are part of the pleasure ;-) My real issue are the tiny chips I get in the windshield -- those drive me nuts.
 

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One Dr. ColorChip item... on their web page they indicate that it doesn't work well to fix scratches... but if you are careful on the 'wiping' step, it can be done rather successfully. Also, when I received my repair kit for the Millenium Yellow convertible I had previously, it came with an additional jar of white paint (primer?). The note with the shipment indicated that on light colored cars, it helped coating the chip with white first, then use the (in my case yellow) supplied chip repair paint. Worked pretty good... the chips (and small scratch... no one ever did fess up to hitting the car with the gas grill!!) pretty much disappeared. If you didn't know where they were, you'd never find them (at least in my case). I think the biggest thing to getting a good repair, is to 'wipe' VERY lightly, not digging into the paint that is IN the chip... might take a few tries (can be re-applied several times).
 
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In addition to the fact that it really does a very good job, you really can't screw it up. The remover/finisher does not affect the clear coat at all, so if you don't like your initial attempt just remove it and start again.:cool:
 
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I have been using for a long time on all my vehicles IMO work great
 
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I am bringing up an old thread but was wondering at what step in the detailing process of an older vette (2014) I would apply the Dr. ColorChip touch-up paint. I was thinking of doing it after I use the Meguire's Ultimate Compound but before I polish and seal. Sound right?
 

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I am bringing up an old thread but was wondering at what step in the detailing process of an older vette (2014) I would apply the Dr. ColorChip touch-up paint. I was thinking of doing it after I use the Meguire's Ultimate Compound but before I polish and seal. Sound right?
Funny when a 2014 is considered and older vette. I also have an 86 in addition to my old 2015 :) that is two tone and almost impossible to get match touch up paint. If the value of the C4 gets high enough, I would consider a complete respray, but at this point, I've learned to overlook the paint blemishes.
 

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I am bringing up an old thread but was wondering at what step in the detailing process of an older vette (2014) I would apply the Dr. ColorChip touch-up paint. I was thinking of doing it after I use the Meguire's Ultimate Compound but before I polish and seal. Sound right?
I think so- the Meguire's or any compound would probably lift the DrColorChip repair unless it was several months old. Definitely want to do it before polish and sealing.
 

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Funny when a 2014 is considered and older vette. I also have an 86 in addition to my old 2015 :) that is two tone and almost impossible to get match touch up paint. If the value of the C4 gets high enough, I would consider a complete respray, but at this point, I've learned to overlook the paint blemishes.
I know what you are saying, it felt odd writing it. I was using the term old in the context that it was not a new corvette and I would be following glen e's detailing plan for a not new or old corvette. It is plenty new to me.
 

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Which of their ‘packages’ do people most often buy? Seems like their cheapest package does the trick, not sure why I’d spend more money for a Sqeegee and a wiping cloth?


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Which of their ‘packages’ do people most often buy? Seems like their cheapest package does the trick, not sure why I’d spend more money for a Sqeegee and a wiping cloth?


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The smallest package is more than enough. I have had good luck with Dr Color Chip on several cars and have some for my Long Beach Red but haven't used it yet. I did get a couple of good sized stone ships right through the clear bra on the nose and into the paint but decided Dr Color Chip would not help them so I am studiously ignoring them. But will probably use it on the few chips I am getting on the rear quarters. ---Bob
 
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