Anyone tried DR Color Chip for touch up? I see the commercial regularly, and have a couple of stone chips & door dings on my 2011 Screw XLT.
Just trying to figure out if it's worth $40?
I tried it on my last truck...it was tux black, and I was not impressed. I just went with the good quality dealership touch up pen/ brush and bought a vile of clear coat at Wally world. IMO, I think the old fashioned way works way better but, I wouldn't be afraid to try it on lighter colors vehicles. I have a sterling gray now.
2012, FX4 Screw,5.0,Sterling Gray Met,Every Option.Gone but not forgotten>2011 XLT,2003 XLT,1997 XLT OFF ROAD,1994 XL,1985 F150,1981 F 150 Custom
I've got a big kit sitting in the bedroom awaiting some good weather to try it out. I figure if it works good then it will be the best $60 spent. If it doesn't I am only out $60 and know that I probably will have to take it in to a shop and spend $$$ to get fixed. To me it is worth the gamble.
I have four different kits for four different vehicles in my workshop. Here is my take on the stuff. The smaller the "chip" the better it works. Small stone chips just plain disappear. Larger damage, not so much. Better off with conventional touch up for the bigger stuff. Best results when used just like it shows on the commercial. Dab a big blob of it over the chip, smear it with your finger, and use the leveling agent to buff off. Also seems to hold up pretty well over time. I did the hood of my wife's Fusion over a year ago. It's been through a couple harsh Ohio winters, and I still cannot see where the chips were. Personally, I'm impressed!
I think it depends on the paint. My truck is blue flame metallic and even the touch up i got straight from ford isnt a perfect match. I did the whole shebang. Sanded, primered, applied touch up, wet sand, clearcoat, wet sand, polish. Still aint perfect. Better then nothing. Its smooth as glass but the color match is off. In other words, if ford cant match it, I def wouldnt trust a third party to match it.
I have recently been on the receiving end of a few rocks on the highway.. I was wondering if its better to spend the cash for the Dr Colorchip, or just go to the dealership for a touch up pen.. My truck is flame blue metalic if anyone has experience touching up that color.