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Old 10-20-2009, 02:41 AM   #1
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Have been reading lots of reviews of Dr Color Chip and there are mixed results. Some members say it works and others say the results are not worth the money. Basically what it the product does is blend the scratches in, not fill them. They say it takes anywhere from 6-10 days for the paint to cure.

My question is is it better to get touch paint from the dealer or ordering of these so called "miracle worker" products?

I would really like to see any pictures of members that have used any products with the results. I have so many nicks and scratches on my car that it looks ridiculous at this point to me. I am all about appearances so I want my car to look perfect in eye which I will never accomplish.
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I have a bottle of touch up paint and that works well for me.
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Ihave used duplicolor when need for a quick fix but 95% of the time the shade is off by 2 or 3 and it does not have a nice shiney finish as it states need to put a couple coats of clear on it to make it look half way decent.
if ya want to see what i mean look at my sig the gxp spoiler was done in duplicolor cause i couldn't afford to have it professionaly done
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The Sun is cruel to paint. It changes the hue of the color as anyboddy who kept a "bra" on for a year or two. Little scratches and dings can be made less noticeable but I have never had any product do a good job.
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So this is the best bet is going to the dealer? How much does a bottle cost at the dealer?
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