The Easiest Way to Repair Car Scratches & Paint Chips
We received a Chipex kit to try out. All thoughts are our own.
Your car used to have a flawless paint job. A clean, beautiful, glossy finish that could even lend itself as a mirror to check your teeth before an interview or lunch date. As time went on though, the finish faded and you’ve picked up a few scratches and chips along the way. Those tiny chips and scratches can actually lead to big headaches down the road. As rain and debris work into the unprotected scratch or chip, rust will form and begin to slowly eat your car’s body.
Unfortunately, car’s aren’t like people – scratches and scrapes don’t heal themselves. Fortunately, they’re a lot easier to repair than you might think – well… with the right tools anyway. The Chipex Car Touch Up Paint Kits can help make things a lot easier!
To properly repair a scratch or chipped paint, you’ll need the following supplies:
- Touch-up paint
- Blending solution
- Paint applicator like a micro-brush
- lint free cloth
- Terry cloth towel
- Prepare the area to be repaired by removing all residual wax or polish from the chip/scratch surface. You can use your blending solution for this because it’s a mild paint thinning solution. This will remove an residual oils that will interfere with the paint adhering correctly.
- Carefully fill the scratch or chip with your touch-up paint. Don’t worry about getting paint on the surrounding painted car surface. The blending solution will remove it on the next step. Allow the paint to dry up to 15 minutes – no more than 20 minutes, or it will cure too fully to be removed by the blending solution!
- Apply blending solution to your lint free cloth. Carefully wipe it from side-to-side across the filled chip or scratch. You can wrap a dense foam inside the cloth and use it to prevent the cloth from dipping into the repaired chip or scratch. Pressing too hard will cause the blending solution to remove the paint you just added, so take it easy.
- Polish the areas you just repaired to a brilliant new finish.
Overall, this is a pretty simple process. However, you need to make sure you buy all the correct supplies. This can be a pain. I used a kit made by Chipex. Chipex does all the hard work for you. Their website makes it super simple to find the correct paint code for your vehicle, order a kit, and repair your paint. The Chipex kit I used came with my exact replacement paint, blending solution, polish, micro-brushes, lint-free cloth, latex-free gloves, a block of foam, and a terry cloth towel. The instructions provided with the kit made it really simple to perform the repair. I dare say – anyone could do it!
Therefore, I leave you with a choice: Go out and buy the supplies, order an exact paint match for your car and follow the steps above or, order a kit from Chipex with everything you need to repair your chipped or scratched paint.
I also had the opportunity to try the Chipex Screenwash. The Screen wash is an additive to your windshield wiper fluid that will help it repel rain and debris more effectively. I added some to all of my vehicles, and I’m very happy with the results. Water beads up on the windshield instead of smearing during a rain storm. This makes it way easier to see while driving in the rain.
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