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      12-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #23
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      12-20-2013, 08:17 AM   #24
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I'm not too concerned about the price. I'm more concerned about it looking correct.

I contacted a local company "Dent Dogs" and if they feel that they can fix the dent, I'll go that route. I also ordered the Dr Color Chip touch up kit. I just don't know if the dent can be pulled and if the touch up kit I ordered will be able to be "built up" enough to fill.
Btw, there's a lot of discussion about OEM vs Dr.Colorchip, but I had absolutely terrible experience with the OEM on my TiAG E46. Maybe their system has changed over the years, but it was horrible 4 years ago. Paint match wasn't even close. Dr.Colorchip on the other hand was spot on.
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      12-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #25
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Btw, there's a lot of discussion about OEM vs Dr.Colorchip, but I had absolutely terrible experience with the OEM on my TiAG E46. Maybe their system has changed over the years, but it was horrible 4 years ago. Paint match wasn't even close. Dr.Colorchip on the other hand was spot on.
Based on this recommendation I just ordered Dr. Colorchip to see if it it can help my peppered hood. SSII hides chips very well but its getting a little out of hand with all the higher speed highway driving I do.
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Based on this recommendation I just ordered Dr. Colorchip to see if it it can help my peppered hood. SSII hides chips very well but its getting a little out of hand with all the higher speed highway driving I do.
You'll really be impressed Alex. I certainly was. And if you take care of storing this stuff so it doesn't try up, that 1 kit will last you forever.

I don't have the patience and skill to make it look 100% perfect, but the improvement was huge when I did my hood.
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      12-20-2013, 10:41 AM   #27
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I don't have the patience and skill to make it look 100% perfect, but the improvement was huge when I did my hood.
I'm in teh same boat and as I will bound to get many more in teh years to come I just want something to help me stay on top of it. Its crazy for teh car seriously seems to be getting better and better as the miles rack up. Already have 1200 miles on the M1 0W-40 and love it. 70+ weather tomorrow means time for a long over due thorough bath.
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      12-20-2013, 06:03 PM   #28
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I had the same happened to my car: 1 ding on the crease. I purchased Dr.Colorchip for SSII. Didn't match. Oh well, I live to drive the car, and not to cry over little things.
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      12-20-2013, 08:58 PM   #29
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I had the same happened to my car: 1 ding on the crease. I purchased Dr.Colorchip for SSII. Didn't match. Oh well, I live to drive the car, and not to cry over little things.
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I just used OEM Space Gray and I found it very acceptable, maybe I got a good batch or Space Gray is an easy match I don't know.

Also, if this happened to me a month after I drove off the lot with brand new M3, I could see wanting to make brand new again.

However, my M3 is several years old now, probably just like OP's, and I just learn to accept minor dings, scrapes, scratches etc. I'll fix the bad ones with touch-up if I can, but otherwise, as my car gets older I just accept the fact it's not going to look brand new anymore, and thus minor stuff like that doesn't bother me too much.
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If you are as particular as I think you are about the paint, you're not going to be happy with Dr. Colorshit.
I have low expectations. For now, I just want it to not look as bad. Once I get some more, I'll do the repaint.
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And Porsche guys highly recommend it. Don't know why people are knocking it...
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      12-26-2013, 05:33 PM   #32
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Did it today. Was hoping the color would be a little closer. I'll probably do another layer tomorrow to try and fill the dent more.

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      12-29-2013, 01:48 PM   #33
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Updated first post after 2nd application of DCC.
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      12-30-2013, 10:11 PM   #34
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So how did that work out for you? Color is off and you can still see a clear chip.

Still think Dr. Colorshit works?
Absolutely. You have to be very dull to think it doesn't work.

This was a huge chip that they said it "wouldn't" work for. From 5 feet you can't see it. And it covered 7 other rocks chips on my car that are now unnoticeable.
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I can clearly see it from a pic. I can only imagine in real life.

To each their own I guess, so long as your happy.
Did you see my update in the first post? And a camera 1/2 a foot away is much different than somebody 5 feet away. I'll do one more layer then I'll be happy. If I get another door ding. I'll do a repaint.

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bump with update.
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      01-07-2014, 04:49 PM   #37
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Dr Colorchip is pretty good. Mainly it is for small rock chips and such... once you use it on large chips as a paint/filler, it doesn't work that well. The fluid you use to wipe it down removes the touch up paint from the big chips. On small chips, it doesn't remove the paint in the chip so it looks fine.
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      01-07-2014, 04:50 PM   #38
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Just happened yesterday. They got me right on the ridge of the passenger door. It is a bad dent and chip. What do you suggest is the best method to get this repaired? Just take it straight to the body shop?

It is hard to tell in the images. But the dent is on the ridge, then there is a small crease that extend and inch above and below the chip.












**Update after a PDR guy removed the dent and I did two layers of Dr Color Chip**

The color is a little off (which they warn about on light cars) and I'll probably do one more layer.








1/7/14 - I did another layer. Here are the pics. I'll probably do more layer than be done. Then I will wait a few weeks and so some light polishing and see if that helps with the color a little bit. Color is still off, but you can't tell from a few feet away as you can see in the third pic (which was my goal for now).

Straight on:



From the top looking down:



From a few feet away:
wow, that came out great!!!

I have the same exact door ding on my alpine white e90 M3 on the same exact spot.

Had a PDR guy come and massage it out then he had his Dr Color Chip partner come and blend it in... came out exactly like that. I don't notice it anymore either unless I am looking for it.
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      01-09-2014, 12:45 PM   #39
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Talked to Dr. Color Chip...I sent them a picture of the results and they are going to mix a new bottle of paint and send it to me
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