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How to Deal with Chipping Paint on your Car

Many people pay so much attention to the mechanicals of their vehicle that they forget to maintain the exterior paint. While this is far from a complex process, there are things you should and should not be doing.

Is there anything worse than chipping paint? One small mark can grow into something bigger if you are not careful of the steps you take.

If you don’t immediately deal with paint chips, you could soon find the problem becoming worse. Is that something you want?


The primary cause of paint chipping is the impact of a hard object, such as stones from the road.

The more you drive the better chance there is that your paint’s finish will chip. This is all part of being a vehicle owner. Your job is to recognize when this happens and then deal with the issue in the appropriate manner.

How to Repair

While some people ignore chipping, others realize that making a repair is a simple process. Here is what you need to do:

· Pinpoint the damaged areas

· Lightly sand the chip

· Use a touch-up kit (purchase the exact color direct from your automaker or dealer)


There are only so many things you can do to protect your car’s paint from chipping. If an object is hard enough and hits your vehicle with enough force, the end result is often times a chip. To help protect against this, talk to a local detail shop about applying a topcoat system.

One paint chip may not be a big deal, but as these add up the overall appearance of your vehicle will begin to suffer.

If you have any type of service or maintenance related concerns, don’t be shy about reaching out to us to discuss your situation.