If it is not deep, your local dealership will be able to buff out and wax over it. If it is too deep they should be able to touch up or do a paint blend at the body shop in your local dealership. I always try to buff out if possiable before paint.
〉 Answered on Jan 10th, 2007 by Debbie Lee, President at Professional Car Care
Check out our expert answer. You can also look into this nifty product that I have personally used (it works and matches great!):
How Do I Fix My Car Paint Chips and Dings?
times have you been driving around in your car, enjoying your on
a bright sunny day and heard the horrible
sound of a rock being bouncing off your car or you just returned from
afternoon of shopping only to find you’re your car door
dinged? It is only a
matter of time that you are going to be faced with these situations and
likes the look of an unsightly chip in the paint! Now you are faced
taking your car to a body shop to fix those chips or taking advantage
of the AutoSharp Paint Pen from AutoVisuals.
Engelberg , Director of Operations , Auto Visuals:
Ask Patty: I live in
the Los Angeles area so
every one of my vehicles gets door dings often due to the congested
driving on the packed freeways behind some truck full of junk and
WHACK! Another paint chip on my beautiful
am so happy you
contacted me and I can’t wait to get your product in my hot
little hands! Tell
me how did you get into and what attracted you the automotive
a career choice and business owner?
Engelberg: My hotel in Los Angeles
was sold and instead of taking a transfer to Denver, (I was raised
in NY and CT, so I sure didn’t want to go back
to the severe cold
and snow!), my then husband and I decided we should expand our current
removal business and add paint touch up. So I learned how to mix paint
car, repair and re shoot the flexible parts of the car, such as the
mirrors, moldings, etc. I started my own route to different dealerships
touched up all their used cars.
Patty: How did you get the idea
having my own route for a few years, it had really taken a toll on me
physically and I ended up having 2 back surgeries in 3 months, so I had
up with some other way to make money. I had done very well with the
paint and already had contacts, so we worked on making it into a
the dealerships where they could sell. My then husband and I started
business in our garage about 5 years ago, and I have since moved it to
facility in Chatsworth. It is still a young growing business, but I
hopes for it.
Patty: You mentioned that this
product is easy
to use and every woman should carry it in their vehicles for quick
repairs? Tell me more about paint repairs and what women need to know
their vehicles looking like new?
can use the AutoSharp Paint Pen and
take care of their own car with ease.
First start with a clean car, take a Q-Tip and alcohol and clean the
wish to touch up. Take the AutoSharp
Paint Pen and shake
for 1 minute. Then on a flat surface other than your car, depress the
gently up and down until you see the paint soaking the tip. Continue
until the tip is completely soaked. This can take up to 1 full minute.
tip is completely soaked with paint, you are ready to touch up your
car. If you
are touching up chips, just color in the spot until the touch up paint
up to the original paint. If you are touching up scratches, go from
right and just draw a line and build it up until it is even to the
paint. If you need more coats, for best results, wait 1 day, then re
same way. Never store the pen in your car, store at room temperature
cap on tight. If the paint dries on the tip, simply reactivate the pen
The tips are also replaceable. You can also see a demonstration on www.autovisuals.com
just after the logo on the right of the page comes up.
Ask Patty: Sounds just
like a giving yourself
a good manicure, how easy is that!! Where are your product sold?
Engelberg: The AutoSharp Paint Pen is sold at select
dealerships in North
America and on our
You will need the
paint code from your car to place an order. The paint pen is $17.99
shipping. ASK PATTY members receive a $5.00 discount. Just type in ASK
the coupon at the bottom of the address page and your discount will
the next page.
Ask Patty: What
automotive related women's
organizations do you belong to and support?
The only women’s organization I belong to is the SEMA
business group. I would like to be more involved with this group and
Ask Patty: What is your
general advice for
women purchasing automotive aftermarket products? What percent of
buyers in the
automotive aftermarket are women?
advice for women in purchasing after market products is to only
exactly what you need. Know what you need going into the project. Men
constantly trying to up sell us to bigger, better and more expensive
when most of the time, we just don’t need them for the repair
we are doing. I
find this happens every single time I want a $30 oil change and they
upgrade me until it is $150! Just happened again yesterday!
Wendy thanks for all this great information on the AutoSharp Paint Pen and
view on women buyers in the automotive aftermarket.
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