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      05-22-2012, 11:39 PM   #14
Uptempo80
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Originally Posted by Bimmer-Bob View Post
The BMW touch-up paint sticks are horrible. Google Dr ColorChip, I think it is much easier to use and I've been happy with the results.

Whether you get into a new BMW or not, you're going to have a problem with rock chips. I've never had a car that chipped this bad (then again, I've never had a car on which I noticed these sorts of things so much). I think other manufacturers are having this issue as well, and it has more to do with more environmentally-friendly paint formulations than with any manufacturer-wide defect.
You are 100% correct. New environmentally-friendly paints (water based) are not as durable as what eople are used to I guess. Stone chips are easily noticible when you purchase a new car...so it's more painful to experience watching your new car get messed up when there is nothing you can do about it...

Not a fan of Dr. Colorchip, professionals in the auto paint world have told me that it is worthless. Still I may get it for the microscopic sand-speck like stone chips that you can't access yourself without smearing paint into the blemish. Dr. Colorchip does that, so that would be the reason to get it.
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