For example, check out this web site:
The paintless dent guys are mobile and will come to your home or work. If they can't do it, they will tell you, but I have had them repair very big/difficult dents. Just don't get a newbie working on your car -- it's quite the skill.
Volt #947 Delivered on 2/25/11 -- Sold!
240V Blink Installed 10/28/11 -- Returned!
2011 Volt, #1238, "Pavia"
scottf200 - where did you end up buying your touchup paint? I have the same color as yours and need to touchup a spot.
Crystal Red - light interior , fully loaded on 4/26/2012 in Bucks County, PA
2010 Forester XT -- Traded In
2009 G8 GT -- Traded In
I bought some from the dealer. Two bottles, ~$30 or so - I don't really remember.
One thing maybe you can clarify: I seem to recall that the Red Volt color is called "Crystal Red Metallic TINTcoat" not "TRIcoat", which is why I believe that I have 2 colors instead of 3. Am I recalling incorrectly?
Ron C. / Chicago-area
2012 Crystal Red Tintcoat Volt C8794, acquired 11/08/2011
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I have used the Dr. Colorchip system, (base one) several times and it does work as advertised. Dab, smear, and then after a few minutes, blend. Most of my chips disappear and I cannot find them again. The deep ones take several passes though.
Several years and a couple if sportscars ago I touched up my 1989 328GTS Ferrari befo selling it. The paint was not metallic, and was the standard Ferrari vivid orangish red, the result was fabulous. Color match was perfect and after a little practice, the process was very easy. Highly recommended. I did purchase the more expensive kit, but found that I had way more paint that I could ever use. The paint and the solvent to remove the excess blob that you apply is more important than the little swabs and microfiber in the more expensive kit.
I had my chips repaired before I had the 3m clear bra applied. It wasn't a very good job at all. It's filled in and at least a consistant color but the chips are as clear as day.
Logged over 44,000 miles in my Volt, "B'Elanna" (Named after B'Elanna Torres of Star Trek Voyager.) Now powered in part by a 2.88kW Solar system!