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Hi my name is Thomas, I am new to this forum… I have a 2011 Nissan Versa Hatchback (BLUE) with some rock chips on the hood and bumper, I've been doing a lot of reading in the forum but can't find anything about rock chip repair… I saw a TV commercial this past Sunday on Car Crazy on the Velocity Channel for a company called EZ Chip Repair…. I went to their website Ezchiprepair.com and looked around… the product looks good, so I went to google and read the reviews and they have mostly good reviews. So my question is has anyone in this forum tried this product??? I would love their feedback before I buy it… Thank you
 

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Hi Thomas, I have used a similar product called DrColorChip which I believe is the same or very similar to EZ Chip Repair. If you compare their websites they follow the same process.

Anyway, I found their videos to be misleading, expecting that the chip will completely disappear and end up with a smooth painted "like new" surface which is far from what really happens. Essentially, what it does is color the chip on your paint surface to make it match the rest of the paint. Doing this by itself makes the chip "disappear" from about 10 feet+ away, but the divot is still there.

I tried to repeat the process to "fill" the divot with more paint, but you cannot make it perfect enough to be unnoticeable up close.

Overall, I think you might as well be better off getting a small bottle of touch up paint from the dealer (the one with a tiny brush). I know Chrysler dealers sells them for less than $10, not sure about Nissan though. I would think the end result will be similar to these products.

I noticed that DrColorChip has a new Squirt and Squeegee kit. I have not tried this yet but I think it is an attempt to be able to fill the divot a little better and have a smoother surface. This might be worth trying.
 

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Hi Thomas, I have used a similar product called DrColorChip which I believe is the same or very similar to EZ Chip Repair. If you compare their websites they follow the same process.

Anyway, I found their videos to be misleading, expecting that the chip will completely disappear and end up with a smooth painted "like new" surface which is far from what really happens. Essentially, what it does is color the chip on your paint surface to make it match the rest of the paint. Doing this by itself makes the chip "disappear" from about 10 feet+ away, but the divot is still there.

I tried to repeat the process to "fill" the divot with more paint, but you cannot make it perfect enough to be unnoticeable up close.

Overall, I think you might as well be better off getting a small bottle of touch up paint from the dealer (the one with a tiny brush). I know Chrysler dealers sells them for less than $10, not sure about Nissan though. I would think the end result will be similar to these products.

I noticed that DrColorChip has a new Squirt and Squeegee kit. I have not tried this yet but I think it is an attempt to be able to fill the divot a little better and have a smoother surface. This might be worth trying.

hate to disagree, but had a much better experience than you did with the dr. colorchip product, maybe due to them reformulating the product or some other reason, but you would be hard pressed to notice the scratches and chips that were made by some idiot opening their door into my car. also add to that the fact that with the dealer supplied color touch up paint that you pretty much have to know how to paint and sand down the affected spot in order to be able to have it level out with the rest of the paint, not to mention stripping away some of your clearcoat in the process and then having to wax and seal that very same spot afterwards which is a very tedious process compared to the way the dr. colorchip type products work, but if you want it totally perfect almost like nothing happened that is the only way to go unfortunately other than having it repaired professionally
 

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There are a few companies like Dr. Colorchip that I heard good things about. But the key is to prevent it before it happens. However, unfortunately not much you can do to prevent it, other than a 3M clear bra or the traditional LeBra
 

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Well, there you go Thomas, I guess you'll just have to find out for yourself. LOL

My experience with DrColorChip was at least a couple of years ago so it's very possible they may have done a reformulation. I always thought it would have worked better if the "paint's" consistency was more like putty rather than liquid paint.

As I said earlier, they have their new squirt and squeegee kit that may be worth trying as well.
 

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Well, there you go Thomas, I guess you'll just have to find out for yourself. LOL

My experience with DrColorChip was at least a couple of years ago so it's very possible they may have done a reformulation. I always thought it would have worked better if the "paint's" consistency was more like putty rather than liquid paint.

As I said earlier, they have their new squirt and squeegee kit that may be worth trying as well.

funny that you say that cause thats kinda the consistency it is now, not quite liquid and more like a gel cause when i squirt some of their paint out on to my thumb, instead of running like most paint it actually forms into a ball as long as you dont squirt out an excessive amount. it does a really good job of filling in small scratches and chips, but larger chips that are say, the size of a pea, it will fill in but it takes multiple coats over several days to do so
 

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funny that you say that cause thats kinda the consistency it is now, not quite liquid and more like a gel cause when i squirt some of their paint out on to my thumb, instead of running like most paint it actually forms into a ball as long as you dont squirt out an excessive amount. it does a really good job of filling in small scratches and chips, but larger chips that are say, the size of a pea, it will fill in but it takes multiple coats over several days to do so
Excellent. Good to know!
 
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