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
• 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.
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