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Hi,

I guess it's time to come out of the closet!

After 5 years of driving the family mini-van. We finally decided to get a new car!
Tough choice between the crysler 200c and TLX, but, the customer service and test drive sold me and I knew i had to get it.

It's the 2.4 L black on baige. :)

Drove it a lot, in fact too much.... nearing 9000 KM and now there is a small chip ::crying::
any suggestion on what to do and how to get it removed?

I was going to go to a detailer and just pay them and let them figure it out.
But thought I ask the community first.
Any suggestion guys?
 

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Welcome to the forum! I think you'll find the TLX a bit of an upgrade from the minivan. Which model did you get?

As far as paint chips go, I usually get a paint pen from the dealer and do my best. I apply it by using a few very light coats instead of one big blob. I then seal it up with the clear coat. They never end up looking perfect but it's better than having bare metal exposed.

I've also been looking at this product.

http://www.drcolorchip.com

I'd like to see a review from someone in the forum or at least someone I know first though. It almost seems too good to be true.

If you're unsure and want a close to perfect job the detailer/ body shop may be your best bet.
 

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Welcome to the Forum!

Hi,

I guess it's time to come out of the closet!

After 5 years of driving the family mini-van. We finally decided to get a new car!
Tough choice between the crysler 200c and TLX, but, the customer service and test drive sold me and I knew i had to get it.

It's the 2.4 L black on baige. :)

Drove it a lot, in fact too much.... nearing 9000 KM and now there is a small chip ::crying::
any suggestion on what to do and how to get it removed?

I was going to go to a detailer and just pay them and let them figure it out.
But thought I ask the community first.
Any suggestion guys?
Welcome to the Forum! Glad to see you after coming out of the dark.

I got a chip as well. Seems the paint is a bit thinner than the TSXs I have had. I got a OEM pen that I ordered through Amazon. It's from Acura. I think I would have liked to try DRcolorchip since they make it look so easy on TV.
 

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Surprisingly, I made it through the winter with just one very small chip on the hood, but anticipate others to come on the front end. So I have been doing lots of research and have been unable to find any way to get the drcolorchip product delivered to Canada. Instead, I have just ordered LANGKA Complete Paint Chip that should arrive in a couple of weeks. Also ordered a bottle of touch-up paint (not the paint pen) and some clear coat. Results expected in about 3-4 weeks.
 

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I've also been looking at this product.

Dr. ColorChip Automotive Paint Chip Repair Kit - Dr. ColorChip: Automotive Paint Chip Repair Systems

I'd like to see a review from someone in the forum or at least someone I know first though. It almost seems too good to be true.

If you're unsure and want a close to perfect job the detailer/ body shop may be your best bet.
Hello forum readers. I ordered the Dr. Color chip set up to do touch-up on my wife's 2011 Pilot. I created a gash on the side of the rear bumper while backing up back in 2013. I used the dealer touch up paint/ pen to hide it. I mixed the container by duct taping it to a used blade on my reciprocating saw to make sure it was mixed completely. After application one could see the difference in shading (more silvery) and that was that.
My Dr. Color chip order arrived nine days after I placed it. The paint match was PERFECT! The door moulding dings turned out well as did the few chips on the hood. Couldn't even find those chips.
But I have to re-visit the gashed area, as it is a complex repair and will require more patience and detail work to give it my best effort. The screeding technique did not work for me in this area, so I removed the product from the area (you get time to work with it). I will use the included brushes (3 different tiny tips) to address the gashed area and attempt to fill those divots.
I will conclude my review shortly but, currently, I can attest to the quality of the product and the included materials.
 

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There. That's the review I wanted. Thanks @Alanjm53 The chips was really all I was looking for. I figured it would be more work for the larger scratches.

Now to find a way to get it to Canada without paying an arm and a leg for shipping. ??
 

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Strange. The site says they ship to Canada and then when you go to checkout it says they can't ship to Canada.

I live close enough to the U.S. border that when the time comes to order it I'll just get it sent to a UPS outlet there. I've done it in the past and it saves me quite a bit. Definitely with the trip.
 

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As I stated.. Dr. ColorChip works perfectly! :) I've used it for my last three cars. It's great to know that if you get a chip, it's not the end of the world. I am very OCD, and even knowing that there is a tiny chip is enough to frustrate the heck outta me.

After Dr. ColorChip, it's hard to even know where the original chip was.

Note: The pearl white color is hard to match, as it is a tricoat. Dr. ColorChip will send you the white base, and not the pearl. That is preferred, because many dealers will give you a base and pearl blend, but getting that to blend into a chip is almost impossible, as it is too thin.

Use it! You will love it!

Wes
 

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Thanks Wes. I read on their site that the white is a tricoat and that it's not the exact match. They say it's close though. I'd definitely be willing to try it out. I'm sure that first chip is coming.
 

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Thanks Wes. I read on their site that the white is a tricoat and that it's not the exact match. They say it's close though. I'd definitely be willing to try it out. I'm sure that first chip is coming.
Hey, you are not by any chance in the niagara area?
Let me know if they deliver to Canada, or how the US pick up goes.
 

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No. I'm in the Ottawa area. Their website says they don't deliver to Canada.

I've had other things shipped to a U.S. address before. It works really well. Like I said, there is a UPS store on the U.S. side about an hour from here that advertises this specific service. You just have to track it and go pick it up when it gets there. I think they charge $5 or something to do it.
 

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No. I'm in the Ottawa area. Their website says they don't deliver to Canada.

I've had other things shipped to a U.S. address before. It works really well. Like I said, there is a UPS store on the U.S. side about an hour from here that advertises this specific service. You just have to track it and go pick it up when it gets there. I think they charge $5 or something to do it.
There's that along with some other independent companies that do it from my knowledge. But of course going with a bigger company like UPS might make some folks feel more comfortable trusting their package with.
 
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