How Chipex Works
- 1. Paint
- 2. Blend
- 3. Polish
Ensure that the vehicle surface to be treated has been thoroughly cleaned and dried prior to application of the supplied paint and finishes and that all wax/polish has been removed from the chipped area.
It is important to vigorously shake the paint bottle prior to use. Always use the supplied protective gloves and appropriate eye protection in a well-ventilated area.
Start the application process in a small area until you have fully familiarised yourself with the process. Best results to repair paint chips will be obtained by following the instructions fully.
Apply the paint onto the damaged area with the Chipex paint applicator brush® or in the case of ‘Road Rash’ simply dip your finger into the paint and then smear the paint with your gloved finger.
If you have applied the paint using the Chipex paint applicator brush® smear the paint flat across the chipped area with your finger or thumb whilst wearing the protective glove. Make sure the paint is smeared out flat so that it is touch dry.
*The drying time for the paint can be anywhere between 40 seconds and 5 minutes depending on the ambient temperature and quantity of paint applied to the area.
Once the paint is touch dry, apply a small quantity of the blending solution to the paper cloth.
Using a light pressure, gently run the cloth across the surface to remove the excess paint from the panel. Do not rub the surface too hard as the Blending Solution will do the work.
Once all the excess paint is removed from around the chip, leave to dry for a few minutes before commencing with stage 3 of the process.
Once the panel surface is dry apply a small quantity of Step 3 Finishing Polish to the Microfiber cloth and gently rub over the entire treated area.
Once the polish has dried to an opaque haze gently remove with the Microfibre cloth.
It is recommended that you polish the whole panel so as to give the best results.
Hints and Tips
Large and Deep Chips
You can repeat Steps 1 & 2 so as to build up the paint level within the chip should this be required. On particularly deep chips this process will have to be repeated multiple times so as to gradually increase the paint layer by layer.
Should you make a mistake at any time you can remove the paint by applying the step 2 Blending Solution and start over again.
It is recommended that the application process is used in temperatures above 0°c, as the paint drying process will be reduced.
This product is not suitable for vehicles that have been recently painted, and it is recommended that you allow at least 1 month for the original vehicle paint to cure from time of painting.