"This stuff is fantastic! Porsche has a sloping nose which the stones glance off of. Therefore, I get "stone scratches" not true chips and your paint clears it up great-no marks left. Looks just like a new car."
- Luther Contant, Port Orange, FL
"I've tried a few of the other chip repair systems and Dr. ColorChip has given me the best results. I'm very picky about how my cars look and when I used "the doctor" on my Mazda MX-5, the results were really good. Nothing will ever be factory paint but as long as there are stones on roads and people with shopping carts, the doctor will be in my garage."
- Rick, NJ
"I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical as to whether your product would work as well as the claims, but I was pleasantly surprised. The procedure couldn't be any easer. Not much work for great results, especially with multiple applications.
All that and great customer service, the perfect combination.Good luck with your business."
- George Michaels, Virginia Beach, VA
"Dr. ColorChip has allowed us to provide our customers with a much improved "touchup" product/process. We use the process on everything from General Motors GM Sponsored Sales vehicles to those of our major national consignors (HSBC, Americredit, Citifinancial Auto, among others). The results are amazing. Not only does the process offer a superior "look", it offers durability no other touch up process we tried can match. Auctions and dealerships alike will find this a very cost effective way to offer their client a better looking vehicle with a longer lasting finish."
-Bruce Beam, General Manager
Dealers Auto Auction of Oklahoma City
"I was skeptical when I saw the demo photos, but I have to say the repairs came out just like your website shows them. My Porsche Boxster (Guards Red) looked like it followed a gravel truck around for weeks. Most of the chips are not visible at all anymore, and the larger ones are drastically reduced. I'm the only one who would even notice them now. The 'no blobs' concept is a great one, and I was really impressed at the final result."
- Howard Silverman, NY
"Two weeks ago I ordered a touch-up kit for my 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. The paint color is Dark Forest Green.There are (were) some dings, surface scratches and chips in the paint from nine years of use. I applied your paint to these areas as you say in your directions
and miraculously the scratches and chips were gone! Your product is amazing and is everything you claim it to be. After installing new headlight assemblies, new alloy wheels and using your wonderful product, everyone thinks I just bought a new van. I am so glad I found your website and ordered your product."
- Bob Perl, Powder Springs, Georgia
"I recently purchased a kit from you for a 1995 BMW 530i in Orient Blue. The product is fantastic... All I can say is before I started, it looked like someone shot my hood with a shotgun."
- Michael J. Patch, Racine, Wisconsin
Review by an independent consumer products rating company. This article was published in the December 2007 issue of the Chicago Porsche Car Club of America newsletter, The Scene. Click Here to see the original article.
"I just wanted to say that I used your basic paint touchup kit this past weekend w/ excellent results. I have a vintage Porsche that “had” some road rash on the front painted bumper and lower area of the hood. Your touch-up paint process gave me flawless results. I can’t even tell where I fixed the paint it worked so well. I was skeptical but am totally sold on your product. I recommended your product to all the members on the Porsche website/club I am a member of and plan on purchasing two more kits from your company for my daily driver car and my wife’s car."
- Eric Falk, Sausalito, CA
Yes. We can match over 95 percent of all colors on the market. We use OEM formulations supplied by the top paint manufacturers to match the color code. All paint is mixed to the exact formulation at the time of order. Use our code selector database, or locate your color code using our handy code-finder guide.
Please note: Many color codes have variants, or slightly different formulations for the same code due to different production lots or manufacturing locations. The deviations are usually quite minor, and for touch-up purposes, it's highly unlikely you'll notice a difference in color. In the event your color is noticeably different, we will work with you to get a suitable color match.
Chips on most car colors are dramatically reduced or visually eliminated.
Repairs on light silver and gold metallic colors generally look much better after initial application, though sometimes they are still more visible because the edge of the chip is slightly darker and will catch your eye if large enough. Sometimes with these colors and on larger chips, it's better to use the small-tipped brush and apply a small amount of paint and leave it as is.
One other point on light metallic finishes: Some of our light-colored metallics are made with domestically produced metallic flake, which is polished only on one side. When the paint is applied in a small blob, the flake will turn over and appear darker in color. This darker effect is apparent in the bottle and cap lid after shaking. Once smeared, the flake will re-align itself and appear bright again.
Yes. The majority of the colors we make are metallics.
Yes, but with a minor disclaimer*.
Tri-coat colored vehicles are painted in three stages at the factory:
Our paints are made for single-stage application.
We hand-mix each order individually, and we've gotten very good at approximating the various pearl finishes on the market. The paint may not look like a very good match in the bottle, but once applied and the excess blended away, the result is generally impressive, and certainly better than leaving the dark chips that will eventually rust.
Our pearl colors are good for typical stone chip damage. The larger the repair, scratches included, the less impressive the result will be. See this page for a white pearl repair.
*The disclaimer: No single bottle of true Tri-Coat/Pearl touch-up paint exists. Some companies & dealerships sell a 3-step paint kit with two colors and a clear coat. Our experience has shown that this will not look good on your car, and you will likely regret using it. (Think, shiny blobs all over the hood, each catching your eye.)
After painting thousands of pearl vehicles on a commercial level with our system, we can say with confidence that our paint kit will provide a much better Tri-Coat/Pearl chip repair than any 3-step paint kit on the market. It's not perfect, but it's still the best alternative to the body shop.
On cars prior to 1994, we do have formulations (codes) on most colors. We cannot promise a perfect color match on vehicles prior to 1994 as we do not have a chip library to make a visual comparison.
However, most colors we make dating back from around 1930 to the present are a match the first time, regardless of whether we have a chip on file to make a visual match.
While we can’t guarantee a color match without a sample, if you have the code, we can mix the paint according to the OEM formulations. We do, however, strongly recommend you try and get us a paint sample if possible.
If the color you receive is off substantially, let us know and we’ll work with you to provide a satisfactory match at no charge.
For more information, see our FAQ on “Older Cars and Custom Color Matching”