My Z is a daily driver and while it’s never going to be a show car, I like it to look its best and each chip hurts me almost as much as it does the resale value of my car. I had considered ordering a touch-up paint pen from Nissan but they always seemed to be out of stock and I also wondered how long each one had been sitting on a shelf – a dry paint pen wasn’t what I was looking for. I noticed an ad in Nissan Sport Mag, and while I was a little skeptical about the end result I figured it was cheap enough to try…and almost any result would be better than an untreated chip. I didn’t have to worry about how long the paint was sitting on the shelf either – each paint is mixed to order! I was more than happy to wait a little while for more order because I knew that I would would be getting fresh paint! Since I had a handful of chips I ordered the largest size repair kit, what Dr. ColorChip calls “The Road Rash Kit” and is suposed to be good for up to two dozen chips.
This was the result of using only the E33 yellow and the SealAct solution. I mention this because Dr. ColorChip also sends an extra bottle of paint for light coloured vehicles. Look back at the first picture and you’ll see a bottle that I didn’t mention until now. Lighter colours will often appear transparent, allowing the base coat to show through. Since the undercoat of the chips I was covering was white I didn’t bother with it but next time around I’ll use it to build up the paint layers on some of the deeper chips. That way I don’t have to use so much of the E33 colour for a good result.
Alex (BusyBadger) is a 350Z Moderator at NICOclub and a long-time automotive enthusiast.
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