How to prep your car for a paint repair with Chipex…

Preparing your car for paintwork repair doesn’t have to be a chore

Those of you who are first time Chipex users may have some questions about using the kit to repair your damaged paintwork. You can find answers to a lot of common questions over on our FAQ page – and one that is asked a lot is whether there is anything specific you need to do to prepare your car’s surface ready for the repair paint.

We thought to be extra helpful, we would explain exactly what needs to be done to your car paintwork before you apply our paint. That way, you’ll know exactly how to prepare to apply car paint and get the best results every single time…

What do I need to do to prepare my car for Chipex repair paint?

There are only two things you need to be aware of when it comes to your original paintwork, to make sure you achieve the perfect repair paint work:

  • Firstly, you always need to be certain that the area you’ll be working on is thoroughly cleaned and dry. And no, not just ‘looking clean’; you need to give it a proper wash and make sure that it’s spotless! That’s because any dirt, lumps, bumps or debris left behind will get in the way of the smooth, precise repair paint finish you’re trying to achieve. It makes sense; to achieve a seamless, smooth paintwork repair, you need to apply it to a totally smooth surface.

  • Then, you also need to make sure that there are no substances currently affecting your car’s paintwork that might damage how effectively your repair paint works. Is car paint is applied on top of certain substances it can end up congealing or becoming too bumpy. Things you need to look out for are waxy materials and polish, so if you’ve used either on your car recently, make sure they’ve been properly removed – and keep an eye out to make sure that whatever you wash your car with is wax free.

Aside from that, there’s nothing you need to do to prepare your car for Chipex paint. From then, you just need to make sure you yourself are familiar with what you need to do, and how your touch up kit works!

The thinking behind our touch up paint kits is that they should be as simple and quick to use, so that’s why there isn’t any boring or difficult prep work. We want you to be able to jump straight in and get your car paintwork looking perfect again!

If you would like anymore information about our kits head to our FAQ page. Then, tell us your colour code so that we can specially mix your 100% colour matched repair paint for you, ready to use on your freshly prepared car surface!