In January, Graham, my husband, passed his driving test and I was so grateful because driving was becoming so difficult for me. He is such a good driver, with no nervousness at all he has taken to it so well. I was a little worried as I know most people have car accidents when they are a new driver. I know I did, I hit a post in a car park, went into the back of someone at a junction, and had a rather nasty accident when I hit the side of a car that was turning. Since the first year I've not had another accident and I've been driving nearly twenty years now.
Graham took the car one day to visit his mum and pop into the supermarket to pick up some shopping for me. While he was in the supermarket someone managed to scratch the car on the back wheel arch. Graham was fuming and so was I, our lovely car was now sporting an ugly scratch.
We were now faced with two options, pay for an expensive repair or buy one of those paint sticks you can get from the auto shop. We couldn't really afford option one so we had a look at the paint in the shops and couldn't find and exact match for our colour. Then Chipex came to the rescue with one of their colour match paint system.
Chipex offer a kit which treats stone chips and scratches, it contains all you need to make your car look like new again.
Take a look at this little video to see how it works.
You can find your exact car colour by entering your registration number or looking up your car colour in a chart. Any problems just call them and ask. We found our colour pretty quickly and soon ordered the correct package.
You get everything you need in the kit:
- Your perfectly matched paint
- Blending solution
- Chipex polish
- Nitrile gloves
- Paint removal cloth
- Microfibre cloth
- Full set of instructions
- Small foam block
The instructions are easy to follow but you may need to practice the application on a small area first. Some deeper scratches may need more than one application. Our car had a particularly nasty deep scratch that my husband had to paint three times. It really is a simple as 1, 2, 3 easy steps to get your car looking good again.
My husband said that the instructions were very well explained, and it was all easy to use. He was really pleased with the results. There were couple of things he would change though. The paint brushes could have been provided in different sizes as not all scratches are the same. Also, he said that the blending in block provided could have been a bit bigger. This is all bearing in mind that our scratch was pretty big.
So, what did it look like after treatment?
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