Fixing a Paint Chip on Robert’s M Roadster

Pros: Less noticeable than with no touchup paint, inexpensive
Cons: Not “good as new”, still noticeable on close inspection
Cost: $20 for entire car with roughly 10 chips needing work (Shane Reed @ 972-000-0000)
The Days Events

  • Gathering at Rory’s
  • Fixing Paint Chips
  • X-Pel
  • Swapping Mirrors
  • Boot Cover Swap
  • Chrome Front Grill
  • After last years homecoming I picked up a real nasty rock chip on the hood of my M roadster. The rock that hit me caused a chip about 5mm wide and a pair of secondary chips that appear to have come from fragments of rock. Needless to say it was a big blemish that I wanted to get rid of.

    Shane Reed commented “boy that’s a nasty one”, and started to work on it. Using a fine paint brush and some thin paint that he mixed up, Shane applied a couple coats trying to fill in the chip.

    It was a definite improvement but Shane still thought he could do more. The paint he mixed up was a little off on the color. Turns out Arctic Silver has a touch of blue in it and the blue in the original paint really stood out next to the pure silver touch up paint.

    So Shane went back to his pickup (which doubles as a rolling paint shop) and added a touch of blue tint to the touch up paint. It was obvious that Shane had a keen eye for matching colors, a couple minutes later he had the right tint and went back to work.

    This time the paint color was a much better match. I’m not going to claim that it’s “like new” again but the improvement Shane made was definitely worth the money.

    Once the big chip was taken care of Shane scanned the car for other chips and touched them up as well. The lower part of the bumper had lots of litte chips and it appears Shane fixed them all. For those in the Dallas area I recommend Shane’s work if you are in need of touch up, contact information for him is below.

    Touch of Perfection (Shane Reed-Owner)

    Mobile # 214-695-1058

    Pager # 972-327-1393

    X-Pel