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Old 13-08-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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Dr.Colorchip Progress Reports

Not sure if this is in the right forum, so Mods' please move it if necessary

There was a huge response to the recent group buy for the Dr.Colorchip paint kits, so I thought it would be good for peeps to post their progress and put forward any tips and advice, along with general good/bad/ugly comments.

Good idea?
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Old 13-08-2008, 08:21 PM   #2
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Yes a good idea, i'm very interested in the results
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Old 15-08-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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I used my kit this morning on my wifes mini and have to say I am very impressed with the results.

In the past I've always made a right b@lls up of things when trying to use touch up kits so I was very nervous before hand but I needn't have worried. I didn't attempt to go straight in and do the road rash treatment, instead I opted to just have a go on some of the worst chips about a dozen or so in total.

I gave the paint a good shake for a couple of minutes, then using the double-head brush I applied a blob of paint to each chip in turn, using my thumb to then smear the paint as per the instructions.

After 5 minutes I then used the blending solution on some of my sons old pyjamas and gently wiped back and forth over the paint smeared chips until the excess paint had been removed. This didn't take very long and also didn't take much pressure either. One thing to remember is to give the SealAct blending solution a good shake before use as you can see it separates out in the bottle.

Having wiped off the excess paint smears I was left with a bloom/haze finish which buffed away easily to a shine with the supplied MF cloth.

I then stood back to admire the results and can honestly say it was very hard to spot where I had touched up. Sure if you know they are they you can spot them, especially if you get up close but just walking past and glancing down the results are very good

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Old 15-08-2008, 05:28 PM   #4
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Cracking job there. the results are superb.

Think i'll need to get one of these for my Passat
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Old 16-08-2008, 12:25 PM   #5
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I used my kit this morning on my wifes mini and have to say I am very impressed with the results.

In the past I've always made a right b@lls up of things when trying to use touch up kits so I was very nervous before hand but I needn't have worried. I didn't attempt to go straight in and do the road rash treatment, instead I opted to just have a go on some of the worst chips about a dozen or so in total.

I gave the paint a good shake for a couple of minutes, then using the double-head brush I applied a blob of paint to each chip in turn, using my thumb to then smear the paint as per the instructions.

After 5 minutes I then used the blending solution on some of my sons old pyjamas and gently wiped back and forth over the paint smeared chips until the excess paint had been removed. This didn't take very long and also didn't take much pressure either. One thing to remember is to give the SealAct blending solution a good shake before use as you can see it separates out in the bottle.

Having wiped off the excess paint smears I was left with a bloom/haze finish which buffed away easily to a shine with the supplied MF cloth.

I then stood back to admire the results and can honestly say it was very hard to spot where I had touched up. Sure if you know they are they you can spot them, especially if you get up close but just walking past and glancing down the results are very good

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Thats really impressive. Thanks for taking the time to put up a report and pics!
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Old 16-08-2008, 02:45 PM   #6
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Here is the first go.
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You can still see the rash,however from a distance it's much improved.

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Old 23-08-2008, 11:15 PM   #7
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Nogaro Audi S4 Dr. Colorchip

For a start, thanks to Tom for getting off his ass and orgnanising this group buy, Top marks Fella!

Nogaro Blue Audi S4. This is what i started with




As you can see it is a pretty standard 70k mile bumper. The usual road rash from driving too close to the car in front. Not me i may add! The paint was applied as per the instructions by putting about a 10p size worth of paint on a folded up t shirt and working it onto the bumper as thinly as possible, but still trying to fill any small chips. Working sections about 10cm square at a time.

Using the Dr. Colorchip kit i came up with the following after a few hours worth of work in total. Putting the paint on is the quick bit, but taking it off can be time consuming. I tried to be as patient as possible as the harder you rub the more likely you are to start pulling paint out of the chips...which we obviously want to avoid.


Not bad for a starter. Few small marks still there, but a good improvement.

Another pic taken after purely following the instructions

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After doing both sides of the bumper which were both a fair bit rashed i left the paint to dry for about 3-5 days. Using a polishing tool with some cutting compound just to smooth everything down a bit and then followed up with some collinte 915. Pics after this has been done




In summary from a few feet away it really looks well. If you were to look about 6 inches away you would still see a few small marks which arent completely filled. At a glance though it would be difficult to spot anything wrong and improves the look of the car no end.

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Old 15-08-2008, 05:32 PM   #8
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Nice job m8,what did you use to clean the brush after?
I am dying to use my kit but i dont want to ruin the brush by not cleaning it properly.
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Nice job m8,what did you use to clean the brush after?
I am dying to use my kit but i dont want to ruin the brush by not cleaning it properly.
I nicked some of my wifes nail polish remover, cleaned the brush in that and then rinsed it in soapy water before a final rinse
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That's fantastic!
Have to try it...
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