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Clear coat touch up x 200

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My wife's car got blasted in a hail storm a few months ago. Now there are about 100 small chips in the clear coat. I don't have a body man's bone in my body, but my wife loves her car, so I guess I'll have to try to fix it.

I remember seeing something on tv a long time ago where a guy was using thick paint and a small squeegee. He just dabbed paint into the chip and cut any extra off with the squeegee. It looked really quick and easy. I don't remember if he was selling a product or if this was something I was watching on one of those car shows- I just remember seeing him do it and it looked really quick and easy.

Has anyone ever done this or seen it done? Is it a specific product or just a technique done with standard paint products? What would you do with this car anyway...?

BTW, the finish we're talking about is on a suburu.
 


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Yes, I have coverage. But my wife is only 5'2 and has never actually seen the roof of her crosstrek. If I can get the hood reasonably well, the rest doesn't have to be perfect. Mainly I'm concerned about protecting the color coat.
 


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I had $2,600 worth of hail damage repaired this year for $250.
Insurance took care of it hassle-free.

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I fear that a body shop is going to want to refinish the whole roof and hood, but I'd much rather preserve the factory paint job if possible. So that's why I would rather take care of this myself.

I might experiment a little in a door jamb or some other completely inconspicuous place and try to develop an application technique before getting started on the real thing.

I thank both of you for your responses.
 


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BTW I bought the "Doctor Color Chip" and it works very well. It actually works very well, but you may need several coats if the chip is deep. Anyway, in a few hours I was all done and most of the chips are completely gone- absolutely no blobs. Perfect color match, too- and her color has a lot of flake in it.
 


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BTW I bought the "Doctor Color Chip" and it works very well. It actually works very well, but you may need several coats if the chip is deep. Anyway, in a few hours I was all done and most of the chips are completely gone- absolutely no blobs. Perfect color match, too- and her color has a lot of flake in it.
What color is your vehicle?
 


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I've used Dr. Colorchip on essentially every car I've owned for the last decade - stuff is amazing. I bought some for my FiST before I even had the need, knowing it was going to arise.

The best technique is patience - it does take time to build up layer by layer on deeper chips. I'll do this over a day or a few, applying a layer - go do something else entirely, come back, apply another layer, drink a beer and watch some sports, apply another layer, and so on. Usually no more than 3-4 layers are necessary (otherwise it's more like a dent, not a chip). Just make sure you really do get all the excess off the parts that don't need it each time, as that can build up and not look good.
 


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Dark grey. It's a Suburu (my wife's car- i feel the need to specify that here!) and has a lot of flake in it, which is perfectly matched by the touch-up.
 




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