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    Default Chipex Paint/chip repair

    I've managed to open my door onto the side wall of my house and taken a small chunk of pain off the door edge. I've seen this stuff: http://www.chipex.co.uk/ra/?utm_expi...iqEPGTSC-Igg.1 and wondered if anyone has used it/had any experience? It seems good from the videos & feedbacks etc, but always good to get a forum's opinion on things like this.

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    I've used it on stone chips on a couple of my cars and it gives a good result. It is possible to build up the "valley" and therefore eliminate the damage.

    Can you post a picture of the damage?

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    I tried it on my regular car. It looks just as **** as it did before I started. However I'm sure much of it is down to the person who applied it.

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    One thing I learned from a pro is to warm the paint stick in hot water before using, makes a huge difference. I have bought chipex but tbh it's no different to buying any paint stick and building it up in lots of thin coats

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    Quote Originally Posted by F355GTS View Post
    One thing I learned from a pro is to warm the paint stick in hot water before using, makes a huge difference. I have bought chipex but tbh it's no different to buying any paint stick and building it up in lots of thin coats
    That's interesting, as it doesn't appear to be a paint stick they're selling. It seems to be a small pot of paint, along with the 'blending' solution etc. I've tried paint sticks in the past and they've been rubbish, frankly. I was hoping this would be a better bet? Seems a good tip to warm it first though, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 348Marky View Post
    That's interesting, as it doesn't appear to be a paint stick they're selling. It seems to be a small pot of paint, along with the 'blending' solution etc. I've tried paint sticks in the past and they've been rubbish, frankly. I was hoping this would be a better bet? Seems a good tip to warm it first though, thanks.

    It's a small pot of paint with a separate sponge paint stick, the 'blending solution' is a mild thinners. tbh It's not really any different to a carefully applied paint stick

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    Ok, bought the kit & thought it reasonable value for 27 inc delivery. Really pleased with the result, can't really see it up close, let alone from a few feet back.
    Before & after pics (sorry if the quality is rubbish, used the iPhone):

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    Sorry for the photo orientation! Still can't get to grips with rotating iPhone photos!!

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    That looks pretty good, would you mind posting a link to what you ordered?

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    Hi,

    I posted a link in the opening post here....it was all via there, but manually inputted my colour (rosso 322) instead of putting my car reg details. I bought the smallest of the 3 kit sizes they do. There was also a discount code popped up for free p&p and 2.50 off, meaning I paid 26.50.

    I'm pleased with the results & would happily try it on any stone chips I pick up.
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    Thanks 348Marky


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