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    HI, Ive just tried Chipex, and Im really sorry to say that I dont think its very good. Ive previously used the halfords stone chip kit with better results (even if the colour match isnt perfect, with a bit of effort and polish/compound you can match it 99.9%). Has anyone else used chipex, and if so what were your thoughts on it?
     
     

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    For me it was 100 times better than Halfords, I'm sure halfords have 1 colour blue and stick random labels on it!
     
     

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    I haven't used chipex but I've used similar products and always found them to be poor.. May just be a case of trademan blaming his tools with me though

    And to be honest haven't really heard any glowing reviews about chipex..

    Mainly people saying like Martyn did thats its better than other similar products such as halfords etc.
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    Still not used mine yet but probably have a bash over easter, have to say your comments are contrary to pretty much everything
    I've read about this product, think Mark Vorney used some with good results

    Probably worth getting in touch with Chipex to see if the colour they've sent you is actually the correct code, mistakes do happen.
     
     

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    Hi again, its not so much the colour match slowtech, it the application method. you put it on, wipe your finger over it and basically wipe the paint back out of the chip! The main problem with the halfords kit is that the brush you get in the paint is rubbish! so I use a 00 artists brush and really thin down the paint too. Being a metallic paint im using, all the aluminium metallic particles sink to the bottom (yay for gravity!), but if you thin the paint right down, leave it to sit for 2 or 3 mins in a jar (and im only using a couple of drops of paint and thinners to do this) then tilt the jar gently, all the metallic bits are there to dab the brush into. You have to do several coats in a chip, but you do get a good metallic finish this way i have found. I was just hoping the chipex system was going to be an easier and better paint to use, but so far im really dissappointed.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by thc4me View Post
    Hi again, its not so much the colour match slowtech, it the application method. you put it on, wipe your finger over it and basically wipe the paint back out of the chip! The main problem with the halfords kit is that the brush you get in the paint is rubbish! so I use a 00 artists brush and really thin down the paint too. Being a metallic paint im using, all the aluminium metallic particles sink to the bottom (yay for gravity!), but if you thin the paint right down, leave it to sit for 2 or 3 mins in a jar (and im only using a couple of drops of paint and thinners to do this) then tilt the jar gently, all the metallic bits are there to dab the brush into. You have to do several coats in a chip, but you do get a good metallic finish this way i have found. I was just hoping the chipex system was going to be an easier and better paint to use, but so far im really dissappointed.
    Shame as its quite a premium over the halfords stuff, as said drop them a PM or email direct, am sure their CS will be able to sort you out?
     
     

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    Hi slowtech, yep at nearly 5 times the price I really was expecting it to be better than it is. Ive emailed chipex, now I`ll just have to wait and see. I really wish Id taken some before and after pics of the chips ive already done with my own little method so I could show you, and also take some done with chipex so you can see the results (or non results!)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by thc4me View Post
    Hi slowtech, yep at nearly 5 times the price I really was expecting it to be better than it is. Ive emailed chipex, now I`ll just have to wait and see. I really wish Id taken some before and after pics of the chips ive already done with my own little method so I could show you, and also take some done with chipex so you can see the results (or non results!)
    Well I you find an amicable solution with them, good luck with it all
     
     

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    You surprise me, I have had some excellent reults with it.

    I don't use my finger though as if you press too hard, or do it too quickly, it will wipe the paint out of the chip. I have done my car for sale and you have to look really hard to find the chips.

    I tend to do the process as many times as it takes to build the paint up to the right level, only using the 'blade' to wipe away the paint. Fingers not used.

    Time taken over the process is directly proportional to the results achieved. I spent 4 hours doing the splitter, bumper and bonnet on miy car.
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    hi mark, you mention a "blade", what blade is that? i appreciate to get a good result takes time in building up the layers.
     
     

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