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Bumper Scratches & Scrapes

Bumper scrape

Nobody likes it when it happens, and if it makes you feel any better, it happens to everyone.  Some of us it happens to frequently.  Your pride and joy gets a scrape, or maybe it’s not your pride and joy, but you don’t want it to get worse by neglecting it. Bumper scrapes are usually…

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When should you fix the paint chips on your car?

Hello. I fix the rock chips and scratches on cars for a living.  People tell me all kinds of reasons why they want it to be done.  Its really an emotional decision.  Yes, it will rust eventually, but thats really a long, long term thing.  Most people don’t have their car for more than 6…

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Car paint; Do’s and Don’ts

Here’s some basic info about taking care of the paint on your car. Do’s and Don’ts: • Don’t sand it down! Yikes. I have seen some information on the internet that you should sand down the paint damage before using touch up paint. That’s a really bad idea for a couple of reasons. One, for…

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Paint chip repair – it’s an art.

I’m your friendly neighborhood paint-chip repair guy. I’ve worked on so many cars now, that it’s hard to keep track – a rough estimate is around 40,000 cars. I had to do the math a few times to make sure. I know it seems like a lot, but I’ve been doing this for 12 years.…

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Paint chips on the hood

If you have unsightly paint chips on your hood, please don’t buy a paint pen or other touch up method and put blobs of paint on each little paint chips. It’ll look awful.  You’ll go from having little chips in the paint, to bumps on your hood, and that’s if you’re able to put a…

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Bumper scrapes and what to do about them

The thing that I see the most is bumper scrapes, mostly from hitting high curbs. With a push over the years for MPG, manufactures lower the front bumpers closer and closer to the ground. It takes very little to damage your car – you are in essence, driving your car into the equivalent of sand…

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Summary of how to fix paint issues

A quick summary of how to get different types of car paint damage fixed. Peeling paint: All too often the clear coat on a car will weaken and start to peel off. This happens when a car is kept outside much of the time, or if a car is poorly resprayed. It seems to be…

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Where should you go, for which type of damage to your car??

Where should you go, for which type of damage to your car?? Go to the wrong place, and you might as well just open up your wallet and give them what you have, or drive away with your car looking much worse than it did. From my experience, many people immediately think ‘body shop’ as…

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Dr. ColorChip to the Rescue!

Dr. ColorChip to the Rescue! I have repaired over 30,000 cars – from Ferraris to Hyundais, from rare classics to old beaters. I have worked for car museums, car collectors, and for regular car owners who just want to drive a nice-looking vehicle. I love what I do and want to do my best for…

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