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I got some of this for a black 944 & Zenith blue 993 it is amazing stuff.

just buy online or is there a local dealer in australia you know of....?

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Just ordered a kit to clean up some patina, i hope it's as good as everyone says.:)

Me too, finally sussed out what my colour code is.....  have just ordered the full squeegee kit! Looking forward to it....

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So mine took 11 days to get here and i had a play with it today with mixed results.

I'm keen to here other people's stories on how this went for them.

What i found is the very fine chips that are not very deep are hard to keep the paint in, when you use the blending solution and rub the area that was filled it tends to wash out the paint. On the other hand if you let it dry a little longer it tends to stay in better but takes several minutes longer to blend, i need to keep playing to find the correct ratio i guess.

Bigger chips are easier with this product i found, fill and blend a couple of times and not a bad result.

I got the kit with the squeegee and that will take a lot of practice to master the use of it. I tried it on one area and it's difficult to use and requires you to use a lot more paint. I also watched a couple of videos on youtube but it didn't make it any easier. Personally i don't think you need the squeegee and in hindsight the road rash kit is probably good enough for us mere mortals. I would spend the couple of extra bucks on the 5 lint free blending towels as the one in the kit doesn't last long.

 

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I would agree, takes a little time to get it right, but well worth the effort, on the zenith blue car. I could not for the life of me see where I had fixed, but it made it stand out the places I had not fixed. I had to watch the videos a few times, found balance if you did not wait long enough it would take all the paint back out. Deeper chips you need to build up the layers.

     

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I got dr colorchip specifically cos a daft & deaf seagull ? lay sunning itself right in the middle of the GOR somewhere between Apollo bay & the apostles as I was flooring it between 2nd or 3rd out of a bend ... the little blighter didn't look up until his beak or claws scrapped over my bonnet... I mean the cheek of it! Silly bird.

So, cracked open me giftpak last weekend & dabbed on some goo beside the chip, wiped with the squeegee as per instructions over the chip... Did that twice. Hmmm, the chip is still not quite full and it appears kinda grey not black as my baby is. Not sure if they've given me the wrong formula or I just need to wipe on some more... So, you can still see my seagull & it's now grey instead of white. At least the metal is not exposed.

yes agree, there's a skill to be learnt in the wiping over the chip & how much to apply, etc... I'll have another go some time soon to fill the chip & maybe tackle a big  chip on the rear wheel arch (not as obvious)...

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Reviving an old thread...

The bonnet of the Boxster has a few stone chips that I am looking to fix. 

Hey @JB you're a detailing guru - have you tried this? Could you also recommend a good detailer in Geelong? There is a Magic Car Wash here, should I just go there?

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25 minutes ago, Dave986 said:

Reviving an old thread...

The bonnet of the Boxster has a few stone chips that I am looking to fix. 

Hey @JB you're a detailing guru - have you tried this? Could you also recommend a good detailer in Geelong? There is a Magic Car Wash here, should I just go there?

the thing with dr. colorchip is each stone chip needs individual attention and its a fine art (well, a few tries anyway) to get it right, so if you're looking at 10-20+ chips across the bonnet... forget it. it would take you forever. 

 

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Thanks @Philbee, I watched a few of their videos and they had a "shoe polish" technique which I thought might work better than the standard "dab" method for my circumstances. I might give it a go anyway...at $80 for the kit it is much cheaper than a bonnet respray!

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52 minutes ago, Dave986 said:

Thanks @Philbee, I watched a few of their videos and they had a "shoe polish" technique which I thought might work better than the standard "dab" method for my circumstances. I might give it a go anyway...at $80 for the kit it is much cheaper than a bonnet respray!

oh.. ok... havent seen the shoe polish technique. Must be new since I bought the kit. maybe responding to some product feedback. "Yeah-nah, its good but it takes like... for ages, mate!"

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I got this for a Guards Red car and the color was a pretty close match but it wasn't very good at filling the deep chips, the shallow chips were fairly easy to do but it is a very time consuming job if you have a lot of chips.

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For deep stonechips using normal touchup paint I have used a toothpick.

Dip the toothpick into to paint then touch the centre of the chip until the paint bleeds off. The deeper you dip the more paint. You could build layers then use the wipe system to finish with this product?

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17 hours ago, firstone said:

For deep stonechips using normal touchup paint I have used a toothpick.

Dip the toothpick into to paint then touch the centre of the chip until the paint bleeds off. The deeper you dip the more paint. You could build layers then use the wipe system to finish with this product?

That sounds like a good plan of attack. I am going to order some and give it a try

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For best results snip the point off the toothpick. The bigger the tip the easier the paint bleeds off, oh and better to practice to get a method

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On 03/01/2019 at 08:55, Dave986 said:

Reviving an old thread...

The bonnet of the Boxster has a few stone chips that I am looking to fix. 

Hey @JB you're a detailing guru - have you tried this? Could you also recommend a good detailer in Geelong? There is a Magic Car Wash here, should I just go there?

Hi guys. Have seen a lot of this type of process used before, however not my area of expertise or an area I want to get into. It’s very subjective and what I consider a poor rectification the owner may be happy with or vice versa.

companies like final touch specialise in these areas but personally I think it’s the hardest category in car maintenance/repair to work in. Chips are a direct impact into multiple layers of duco, from clear theough to base. Very hard to rectify no matter what the equipment or talent you have.

my personal approach, touch it up and seal it, particularly with a exotic as resprays raise questions, and originality prevails no matter the condition.

Just my 2c 

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