- 1. Paint
- 2. Blend
- 3. Polish
Ensure that the vehicle surface to be treated has been thoroughly cleaned and dried prior to application of the supplied paint and finishes and that all wax/polish has been removed from the chipped area. It is important to vigorously shake the paint bottle prior to use. Always use the supplied protective gloves and appropriate eye protection in a well-ventilated area.
Start the application process in a small area until you have fully familiarised yourself with the process. Best results to repair paint chips will be obtained by following the instructions fully.
Apply the paint onto the damaged area with the Chipex paint applicator brush® or in the case of ‘Road Rash’ simply dip your finger into the paint and then smear the paint with your gloved finger.If you have applied the paint using the Chipex paint applicator brush® smear the paint flat across the chipped area with your finger or thumb whilst wearing the protective glove. Make sure the paint is smeared out flat so that it is touch dry.
*The drying time for the paint can be anywhere between 40 seconds and 5 minutes depending on the ambient temperature and quantity of paint applied to the area.
Once the touch-up car paint is touch dry, apply a small quantity of the blending solution to the paper cloth.
Using light pressure, gently run the cloth across the surface to remove the excess paint. Don’t rub the surface too hard as the blending solution will do the work for you. When all of the excess paint has been removed from around the chip, leave to dry for a few minutes before commencing with step 3.
When the panel surface is dry, apply a small amount of finishing polish to a microfibre cloth and gently rub over the entire treated area.
Remove the polish with the microfibre cloth when the polish has dried to an opaque haze. It’s recommended you polish the whole panel to give the best results.
Hints & Tips
Large & Deep Chips
You can repeat Steps 1 & 2 so as to build up the paint level within the chip should this be required. On particularly deep chips this process will have to be repeated multiple times so as to gradually increase the paint layer by layer.
Should you make a mistake at any time you can remove the paint by applying the step 2 Blending Solution and start over again.
It is recommended that the application process is used in temperatures above 0°c, as the paint drying process will be reduced.
This product is not suitable for vehicles that have been recently painted, and it is recommended that you allow at least 1 month for the original vehicle paint to cure from time of painting.