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Old 08-22-11, 07:21 PM   #1
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hey guys
my obsidian has a partial clear bra. came with it. yesterday car got sprayed buy a truck way ahead. got some chips on hood, pillars and even above and on windshield. at this point repainting is not in the cards. any suggestions? hows dr. colorchip?
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Old 08-22-11, 09:05 PM   #2
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Wow, I would be absolutely sick to my stomach. Did it chip where the bra is as well?
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yea im pretty pissed the bra is now blemished too. anyone? dr colorchip or others experiences?
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go with oem lexus touch up paint
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go with oem lexus touch up paint
The touch up paint is a perfect match if done right...I'd recommend you buy the the touch up paint and take it to a professional and it'll get fixed up like it never happened. It might cost a pretty penny though because they will sand down a little around the chips and then paint/clear coat.

Dont worry though it can be fixed...Don't try the touch up paint by yourself though because it is trickier than they make it seem.
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Dr Colorchip will also be color matched - it will work well and is a better solution to the average joe, than touch up paint.


Here's a example of before and after from a second gen



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Anyone use the Langka system?
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Anyone use the Langka system?
I've used it on my '03 Matrix. It works pretty well.
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Digger: that actually came great. Did u wet sand or just brush on the touch up?
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yea digger in the pic that looks good. does it look that good in person? and is it as easy as they make it look on website?
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Not my car - I have been following this thread for years on the IS forums and most seem to be very pleased with the results - As far as these things go, most say it is a better system than Langka.

http://my.is/forums/f221/dr-colorchi...w-pics-383566/

http://my.is/forums/f171/dr-colorchi...esults-401097/
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never tried Dr. colorchips but after watching the videos and reading the review threads I think I will give it a shot.
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I've use Dr. Colorchip on my blue IS-F. It works pretty well, probably about as good as you'll get with touch-up paint. I had a chip about 1.5x the size of a bb, and after using the Dr. Colorchip touch-up, you can't see it from 3 feet away. Get up close to it and you can, but it's still hard to find. The color matched perfectly. My only complaint is it doesn't fill in the chip much, just colors it.
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