paint chip repair, rock chip repair

Touch it Up – Basic Paint Chip Repair

Ya gotta drive ’em! That’s the philosophy we’ve always had here at Goodguys. Of course, when you drive ’em, sometimes you encounter casualties – like rock chips. That’s the trade-off, but it shouldn’t be something that deters you from driving and enjoying your car. Paint chip repair can be an easy “in your garage” fix.

After several years on the road, the Goodguys G/RS ’69 Camaro had developed a few stone chips. We talked to Graham Carmichael and Kurt Hallock from PPG about repairing them. They offered to show us how during the Lone Star Nationals event. Borrowing supplies – and a temporary work station – from the 3M show rig, they demonstrated the process while repairing a couple of the car’s more significant chips.

We were fortunate enough to document the process, so we hope you’ll follow along with the accompanying photos to see how a couple of pros approach paint chip repair.

Editor, Goodguys Gazette

Damon Lee began snapping photos at car shows when he was 10, tagging along with his father to events throughout the Midwest. He has combined his passion for cars and knack for writing and imagery into a 20-year career in the automotive aftermarket, writing for titles like Super Chevy and Rod & Custom and, more recently, working for respected industry leaders Speedway Motors and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.