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Old 12-08-2013, 09:18 PM
mattzarr mattzarr is offline
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Suggestions on Fixing Stone Chips by Door Handle

Hello,

I am wondering if something can be done to fix these stone chips by the door handle. Would a body shop have to paint the whole door or just spot repair? The door was recently blended from a past accident so its already been touched.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:30 PM
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Perhaps http://www.drcolorchip.com/ would work in that situation.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:10 PM
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Depends on how much time and effort you want to put into the repair. If the chip is deep you may want to fill first, wet sand, and then touch up.

Dr Colorchip is a good product. I have used it myself on many occasions. It is particularly effective for the case of "road rash" where you have many, many chips.

For what you have you may also want to consider the Langka paint chip system. I have also used the Langka system. Langka uses OEM paint and seems to be a bit thicker but also takes more time. Both would likely improve the clips. http://www.langka.com/

They are not miracle products. You will see the chips if you look close but from five feet unlikely to notice either product. Used properly both products will result in a significant improvement.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:47 PM
Johnz3mc Johnz3mc is offline
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Those are easy to fix and you can do it yourself.
Search the forum for words/phrases like 'paint chip repair' or 'paintscratch.com' or 'drcolorchip' or 'langka' or 'chip repair' and you'll find a ton of good advice.
Maybe post a pic or two after the repair,
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