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  • Andrew 3:07pm on Saturday, December 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , paint, repair   

    Dr. ColorChip Review 

    With all the fun we had driving the Tail of the Dragon, my car came home almost without any insult from the road. The PPF did its magic, but since there is no film on the doors, I did sustain three very small scratches; I heard the rock hit (graze was more like it) while on the highway).

    Anyway, the point of this post is to demonstrate the value of Dr. ColorChip. From what I have read and viewed on YouTube, its only designed to color in the chip/scratch and not give you a blemish free repair. For that you will need to sand/fill and spray paint the area.

    The primer coat of the Soul Red paint is white as you can see in the photo. I did 3 applications of the paint in an attempt to fill in the scratches. its goes on very easily and a bit scary when you first put in on as you essentially smear small dots of paint around and over the damage area. You end up over painting quite a bit. That is how it is applied, without any precision and minimum skill. Then after a 2-5 minutes to dry, you wipe over the area with the sealant to remove all the access paint using the enclosed lint free towel and using a flat light wiping action. You wipe with light pressure to remove the extra paint while not pulling the paint from the scratches.

    The process worked as instructed and took the access paint off while leaving the damaged area painted. Afterward letting it dry some more I applied my detailing spray to remove any remaining sealant and leave a high gloss.

    I had a hard time finding the scratches afterwards to take a picture. Although the shot is a closeup where you can still see the edges of the scratch, once you step back a foot or more, you can’t see it. The high gloss on the door creates enough reflections that makes the scratches invisible; it filled in the white primer paint.

    I plan on doing another 2-3 applications in a month or so and see if I can do a better job. Overall, I am very pleased with the product. I bought the basic kit and added the small squeegee, approximate $49 with shipping/sales tax. There was a 15% holiday discount that helped.

     
    • Anonymous 3:18pm on Saturday, December 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I also used Dr. Colorchip on my RF. It works great. Like Andrew said, it doesn’t fill the chip completely but covers it so the chip is almost unrecognizable. Great product!

    • Robert M 7:37am on Thursday, January 3, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Where do you buy it. I have chips on my reflex blue, only black shows thru on the rear bumper

      • Anonymous 11:56am on Thursday, January 3, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Online via their website. Google them. You will need the color code found on the label located on the driver’s side door frame.

  • Mark Gilbert 4:01pm on Friday, March 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , paint,   

    Mazda Color Palette 

    Wonder why Mazda refuses to add bright sports car colors for the MX-5 palette? In the early days of the Miata, there were many nice color offerings. Only alternative nowadays is to have your car wrapped like this guy did. This blue is absolutely beautiful.

     
  • Steven Vazquez 11:53am on Monday, January 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bodyshop, paint   

    Any paint/body shop recommendations? 

    Hey guys! Picked up an 04 Mazdaspeed Miata about a month back that is a bit of a project. Now that the car is running as it should, the next thing I wanted to handle was paint.

    Any paint/body shop recommendations? Located in Boca, but am willing to travel a little for quality work.

    Thanks!

     
    • Mark Gilbert 8:04pm on Monday, January 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      One of our members had his car painted by the company listed above and recommends them.

    • Frank Falcone 2:34pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hope it wasn’t mine, It was in a pretty bad accident.

    • Steven Vazquez 6:05pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Doubt it. Mine has the vin stickers everywhere and they all match. Just looks like the PO repainted a few parts and they did a crappy job with paint matching 🙁

  • Karl Johnson 7:04pm on Monday, May 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: paint   

    This is the company that painted my blue Miata, Blas 

     
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