Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Chipex Road Rash Fixes Car Scrapes Quickly

Monday, October 10, 2016

Chipex Road Rash Fixes Car Scrapes Quickly

Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.


Jason and I have had an ongoing argument for the past 20 years, and that's who's the better driver. At least once a month our back and forth goes something like this:

Jason- You suck at driving.
Me- Uh, how many accidents have you been in? (answer: at least 4). How many speeding tickets have you received? (answer: well more than 4).  Now, how many accidents and tickets have I racked up? Answer: 0.

Really, that should be enough to prove that I am the better driver, right? Not according to him, and while I will always stand by the fact that I am the better driver, I did have to eat a few of my words a few months ago. Let me regale you with this horror tale: 

It was a dark and stormy night... Ok, it wasn't stormy, but it was dark. It was dinnertime and I needed to drive Allison's friend home by 6pm on the dot. I was running behind, so we piled in the car, I opened the garage door, put the car in reverse, then BANG! "What in the heck did I just run over?" "Dad's car!" That's right, I smashed right into Jason's car. In all fairness to me, it was pitch black out, he has a dark colored car, and he never parks in the driveway, coupled with the fact we were leaving in a hurry. With all of that factored in, I just didn't see or expect his car to be parked there. The damage to the front of his car was so bad, he needed to have the whole front bumper replaced. My car, however, only received a few scratches. The average person passing by probably wouldn't even notice the damage, but every time I walk around that side of the car, my eye hones right onto those few scrapes. It's a constant reminder that my driving record is no longer perfect.

I was recently given the opportunity to try a revolutionary car paint touch-up system from Chipex. Something that was going to cover up the evidence of my less than stellar driving experience? Yes, please!



Using a 3 step process, you can quickly and easily touch up scratches and chips from your car's surface. Simply input your car's color code into the website, order your kit, and as soon as it arrives (it took about 2 weeks for it to reach my house from Europe) you're ready to go.



What comes in the Chipex Kit?

• Color Matched Vehicle Paint
• Blending Solution
• Polish
• Pack of Microbrush® paint sticks
• Paper Cloth
• Foam Block
• Microfiber Cloth
• Protective Gloves


Simply apply the paint, then allow it to dry. Next, using the paper cloth and blending solution, rub off the excess paint. Finally, apply the polish and you are all set. My scratches were so minor, I wasn't able to get a clear before and after shot, but you can see the difference this kit can make here:




I did have great success covering up the minor scratches in my car, however, I felt that the paint shade sent was not an exact match to my car. Had I had the need to fill in deeper and larger scrapes, I think the paint would have actually highlighted the damage instead of covering it. But, they do offer a 100% color match guarantee, so I could have had a replacement sent if I wanted to push the issue.

The directions were clear and easy to follow, making the entire touch-up process a breeze. Additionally, I ordered the kit that came with the rain repelling screen wash. The screen wash does a phenomenal job at repelling rain from the windshield, delivering clear vision in all weather conditions. 

Overall, I do think the Chipex Road Rash Repair Kit does a good job at hiding minor scrapes and chips in a car's exterior. If you would like to learn more about Chipex, you can visit them on their website. Be sure to follow along on Facebook to stay updated on new products and promotions.

WIN IT!

One lucky Theresa's Mixed Nuts reader is going to win a Chipex Road Rash Repair Kit of their choice, up to $80 in value. The giveaway is open to residents of US, Canada, and Europe, 18+, and will run through 11/3. Please enter on the giveaway widget below.




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30 comments:

  1. sounds very practical! I've heard last week that non/alcohol nail polish remover also removes scratches on cars

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    1. That's interesting Dezzy! Does it strip the paint and you'd need to buy replacement paint to cover it then?

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    2. I don't think so, it probably mixes the colour from around the scratch with the scratch itself, I saw it on YouTube recently

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  2. its a great kit, to be honest. My brother would love this!

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  3. Sounds like it can do the trick. LMAO though, what's worse? Hitting the car or giving him ammunition to use on you in the next argument? hahaha I shouldn't talk though, I hit a cart corral at the grocery store once. It moved, I swear.

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    1. That is hilarious Pat! I've parked too close to those corrals before and couldn't get my door open, but I have yet to hit one lol

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  4. This is such a neat set! I could use it on my Civic. It needs some upkeep. It's 11 years old - just a few weeks older than Mica.

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  5. That looks great! I'd much rather have my husband fix something like this than to pay for someone else to fix it.

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  6. That is great! If you had this done at a body shop, it would cost you an arm and a leg.

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  7. What a great giveaway. My friend is starting a detail business so I will share this him and tell him to enter!

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  8. This looks like a great product. I need this for my husbands car,he has a few scratches on it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. I've always wondered if these types of products actually work or make the car look worse. It looks like it really worked on your car. I'll have to get this and have the hubs use it on his car!

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  10. That sounds like such a great product! I love that they have a kit like this that you can use at home.

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  11. I haven't heard of this but it looks like it could be great for some issues on my car.

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  12. This sounds great for the everyday scrapes and dings on a car. I like the 100% color match guarantee! That would make me feel better about trying this.

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  13. Hey that ended up working pretty well! It would be nice to have an easy fix for some of the scratches on our cars.

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  14. I need that kit! An awesome quick fix for scrapes and scratches!

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  15. Well if you are going to run over somebody's car, might as well have it be family's, lol. Way less trouble that way, for sure. ;) Though I'm not sure your husband would agree w/me on this one. :) Glad the Chipex works on the smaller scratches!! Its important to fill them so they don't rust up north!

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  16. Giveaways are always so much fun, especially for a much-called-for product like Chipex. Even the small rocks that are tossed up by trucks from time to time cause dings and scratches on the body.

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  17. I rarely ever get them thankfully

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  18. I've never heard this amazing product before, my husband would love to hear this news.

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  19. Chipex sounds like a quick fix for car scratches especially if you don't have time to go to the shop and have them repainted. I've never tried this product before but it would be awesome to have at home.

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  20. With two teenage drivers in my home I have a few new scratches on my car. I would love to get a kit like this to fix them.

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  21. This is AMAZING!! We have scratches on both of our cars and we don't want to pay a fortune to have them both repainted- this would be perfect to touch them both up! Thanks for the intel on Chipex!

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  22. Our car actually has a little bit of a gash and this product could help. I'll have to show my husband!

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  23. My husband and I argue pretty much anytime we are in the car together, about who is a better drive lol! But Chipex looks like it did an awesome job on your car!

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  24. That's amazing! My sister needs this for sure after her list scrape up!

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  25. We have a few dings and scratches on our car. However, I never thought they would be fixed because it was too expensive! Not with this stuff!

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  26. OMG, jumping Jupiter. This is a life saver; it saves me thousand of dollars. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :)

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  27. I think you are the better driver by the way! Good you had Chipex to the rescue!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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