How To Choose The Best Paint Chip Repair Kit

Unless you are planning on doing a lot of repairs, a paint chip repair kit will include all necessary items at less of a cost then if you were to purchase everything separate. Many of the kits have additional items to aid in prepping and sealing the paint so that the chip repair lasts, protecting against rust and making the car look great. There are a few things to consider when purchasing a kit to ensure you get the right one for you.

Is the Paint Included?

The number one question you should ask when purchasing a chip repair kit is whether the paint is included. If it is not included, you will have to purchase touch up paint separately which adds cost and hassle. You may still come out ahead depending on what is included in the kit and the cost; however, a kit with the paint included is most likely the best option. However, you also want to make sure that the paint included is a good quality paint that will match your car. Many stores, including online, will have you provide your car’s make, model and year to ensure a match. You can ask whether it is the same paint the manufacturer uses or just a similar color. You want the closest match to the OEM.

What other Components?

The other important aspect to look at in the kits is what else is included in the kit. Some might have a primer or a cleaner for preparing your car for painting. They also might include a sealer. For the most efficient chip repair, you need to both prepare the car’s paint and seal it. Starting with a clean, bare and rust free surface ensures the paint sticks, as does sealing it after you have touched up the paint. You want a kit that will have something to aid you in both of these steps; otherwise, you will have to purchase something extra. Read the instructions and how the various items in the kit work to either prepare or finalize your touch up to make sure that you get what you need for your repair.

Ease of Use

The last quality you want to consider is the ease of use. Many of these car repair kits are made to be simple so that anyone regardless of their abilities can repair the chips in his or her car’s paint. However, what is easy for one person may not seem easy to you. If you are comparison shopping, look closely at the directions and see if it is something that makes sense to you. If you do not understand the directions, move on to another one. However, most of them are very easy and you should not have much of a problem. The actions necessary on one may still attract you more so than another one. Picking the one that you feel you can do better will help you to feel comfortable repairing your paint.

Taking the time to compare the different paint chip repair kits will help you find the one that not only fits your budget, but also fits your needs. You can find something that will be fast, easy and inexpensive while also making sure your car looks like new.

Car Scratch RemovePriceRatingManufacturerPrime
Meguiar's G17216 Ultimate Compound - 15.2 oz.
2pcs Magic Fix It Pro Car Scratch Repair Remover Filler Sealer Pen

MAGICAL Fix Clear Car Scratch Repair Cloth Polish$5.0EXCOUPNo
Turtle Wax T-234KT Premium Grade Scratch Repair Kit$3.5Turtle WaxYes
Meguiar's G10307 ScratchX 2.0 - 7 oz.
Quixx 00070-US Paint Scratch Remover Kit

$3.0Quixx Yes
Nu Finish Scratch Doctor

$2.8Nu Finish Yes
Formula 1 Scratch Out - Scratch Remover for All Auto Paint Finishes - 8 oz. Paste Wax
$3.2Formula 1 Yes