Chipex or similar

Doohickey

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I'm going to change the daily but it's a bit battle scarred. Has anyone used Chipex or a similar product and how easy is it for a novice to use before I get Chipsaway to come and sort.

Cheers,
 
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Not used Chipex before but I wouldn't expect miracles. There are a fair few reviews on YouTube to gauge whether or not it's worthwhile.

I just use a touchup pen and use the sharpe end of a toothpick to fill in any stone chips. Takes the edge off and only noticeable if you look very close up.
 

Gazcw

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I have chipex. As Toony says Don't expect miracles. It is basically a paint and lacquer in one and you get a small bottle of thinners to flat it back. OK for small chips but you will still see them if you know. Certainly on black anyway.

There is only one daily driver colour to have - white!
 

spkennyuk

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I'm going to change the daily but it's a bit battle scarred. Has anyone used Chipex or a similar product and how easy is it for a novice to use before I get Chipsaway to come and sort.

Cheers,
Takes a fair amount of practice to get chipex or similar to work at its best. Timing between using the thinners bottle is key and temperature dependant. Too soon and it will just pull everything out of the chip / scratch.

If its a deep chip or scratch use some fill primer first either white or grey depending on what colour your car is. You will most likely need at least 2 or 3 layers of paint to fill the smallest of chips as it shrinks down as it dries.

Ive experimented a fair bit with chipex. You will get the best results by overfilling the chip or scratch and then using the razor blade method or sand back and polish method.

I will post a couple of pictures up later of a Merc i did some work on to give you a better idea.

If you enjoy doing that sort of thing then by all means have a go it xan be very rewarding but expect some frustration along the way.

If your short of time or patience get chipsaway in and let them worry about getting the best result.
 
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spkennyuk

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Takes a fair amount of practice to get chipex or similar to work at its best. Timing between using the thinners bottle is key and temperature dependant. Too soon and it will just pull everything out of the chip / scratch.

If its a deep chip or scratch use some fill primer first either white or grey depending on what colour your car is. You will most likely need at least 2 or 3 layers of paint to fill the smallest of chips as it shrinks down as it dries.

Ive experimented a fair bit with chipex. You will get the best results by overfilling the chip or scratch and then using the razor blade method or sand back and polish method.

I will post a couple of pictures up later of a Merc i did some work on to give you a better idea.

If you enjoy doing that sort of thing then by all means have a go it xan be very rewarding but expect some frustration along the way.

If your short of time or patience get chipsaway in and let them worry about getting the best result.
Pictures as promised.

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I have still got a little bit more to do when the weather is better as i have to work outside. The best your going to get with chipex or similar is not visiable repair from 5 or 6ft away. You will see it every time you wash the car though.
 

TimR

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Some interesting videos on YouTube detail the practice of repairing significant damage with paint and polishing.
Certain specifics must be met for it to work from what I can ascertain. Colour, fairly obviously (I would have thought) And it must be a cellulose paint apparently. You need a machine polishing tool, and be prepared to roll up your sleeves...(no p4ssy-footing nervously with dabs in pips !!?)
Check it out on ( https://www.youtube.com/@cvrpov)
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Sam McGoo

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Some interesting videos on YouTube detail the practice of repairing significant damage with paint and polishing.
Certain specifics must be met for it to work from what I can ascertain. Colour, fairly obviously (I would have thought) And it must be a cellulose paint apparently. You need a machine polishing tool, and be prepared to roll up your sleeves...(no p4ssy-footing nervously with dabs in pips !!?)
Check it out on ( https://www.youtube.com/@cvrpov)
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I've been following him on Instagram for a while, does make me wanna have a go on some of my road rash.
 

Doohickey

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Pictures as promised.

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I have still got a little bit more to do when the weather is better as i have to work outside. The best your going to get with chipex or similar is not visiable repair from 5 or 6ft away. You will see it every time you wash the car though.
Blimey - that's a good effort. Mine's not that bad (front bumper scrape and some door dings) but I'm not sure I've that amount of patience!