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posted on 29/1/20 at 05:53 PM Reply With Quote
Chipex - Anybody Used It?

Been having a wander around Youtube and seen some film/s on the use of Chipex for stonechips etc

Just curious, Has anybody used it?

Always used main dealer supplied chip pens previously, but just wandered if this was any good?

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posted on 30/1/20 at 12:45 PM Reply With Quote
Funny you should mention Chipex. I tried it at the weekend on very small road rash and wasn't impressed.
That said, I've seen other people say it's great (hence the purchase) so perhaps I was doing something wrong.

I'll be giving it another go this weekend.

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posted on 30/1/20 at 06:38 PM Reply With Quote
I tried it on my rs focus colour match was terrible
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posted on 31/1/20 at 09:06 AM Reply With Quote
I've seen this and lots of you tube videos so decided not to buy it. The technique I am using is a manufacturer touch up pen but use a very fine brush instead of the poker thing supplied, thoroughly clean the area, fill the scratch with paint and then use a razor blade to level the paint wiping the excess away from the scratch/chip and finally polish after it's dry (I use a G3 compound and mop). If its not filled the damage as its too deep repeat.
Seems to work for me

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posted on 1/2/20 at 11:50 AM Reply With Quote
I use a tooth pick to apply the paint.

First use panel wipe to clean the area, then fill the chip, let it dry for a couple of days the top it up and repeat till the paint is slightly proud. Wait a week then using a tiny disc of 1200 grade wet & dry glued to the rubber of a pencil level it, then lightly buff with rubbing compound. Dead easy.

I actually use a tooth pick to paint my model sailing ships anyway, there great for detail work.

[Edited on 1/2/20 by Mr Whippy]

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posted on 1/2/20 at 06:49 PM Reply With Quote
What about adding the clearcoat

Do you lads mix it into the paint or add it over the top after the paint has dried?

The Chipex stuff has the clear mixed in I believe

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