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Mar 15 2019

Come riparare danni alla vernice del paraurti

Perché riparare danni al paraurti? Graffi o scheggiature alla tua automobile sono brutti in qualunque posizione, i paraurti anteriori e posteriori sono più soggetti a danno. La riparazione aumenta il valore commerciale del veicolo. Scheggiature e graffi possono peggiorare se esposti a temperature estreme o a condizioni meteorologiche avverse. Come riparare i danni alla vernice […]

Mar 15 2019

Come lucidare l’automobile dopo aver applicato la vernice da ritocco

È capitata a tutti quella sensazione di rabbia, quando vedi un graffio che rovina la vernice della tua cara automobile. Nel caso ti fossi chiesto, magari mentre guardavi la tua auto con le mani trai capelli, se esiste una vernice da ritocco per la tua automobile che dia dei risultati perfetti, la risposta è sì. […]

Mar 15 2019

Guidare con prudenza sul sale

Il sale sparso sul manto stradale può diventare un incubo per ogni automobilista. Non solo ci ritroviamo spesso bloccati dietro al camion spargisale, ma rischiamo anche di rovinare la vernice della nostra automobile. È importante adattare lo stile di guida alle condizioni delle strade su cui viaggiamo, specialmente durante la stagione più fredda. Ricapitoliamo in […]

Mar 15 2019

Come controllare la pressione dei tuoi pneumatici prima di un lungo viaggio

È sempre molto importante verificare regolarmente che i pneumatici siano gonfi alla pressione ideale, specialmente nella stagione più fredda. Quando le temperature scendono molto, è meglio controllare la pressione dei pneumatici almeno una volta al mese, specialmente prima di un lungo viaggio. Bastano pochi minuti, ma è una procedura davvero importante per garantire la massima […]

Mar 15 2019

Come riparare scheggiature da ghiaia o sale

Non c’è niente di peggio che arrivare a casa e parcheggiare la tua automobile in cortile o in garage per scoprire quando esci che la vernice è stata scheggiata. Quel che dà più fastidio, è che ripensi al tuo ultimo viaggio e ti accorgi che la scheggiatura è stata causata dal pietrisco sparso sul manto […]

Feb 04 2019

Qual è il colore preferito & più popolare per le auto in Regno Unito?

Qual’è il colore preferito & più popolare per le auto in Regno Unito? Come decidi il colore della tua prossima automobile? Tra le scelte più diffuse ci sono di solito il bianco e il nero, ma secondo le ultime statistiche della Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT – Società produttori e commercianti automobilistici) il […]

Aug 17 2017

Protecting Your Car Paint From Winter Damage

Winter is just around the corner, and protecting your car against corrosion and rust through these months is essential if you want to keep it in good condition. After buying or renting a property, a car is usually the second-most expensive purchase you’ll make. We spend thousands buying them, and hundreds per year maintaining them. […]

Aug 17 2017

Chipex racing 2014

Find out about all of the races, triathlons and sporting events our CEO took on during 2014…. Manchester Marathon – April 2014 26 miles through the streets of Manchester The Manchester marathon has to be one of the best in the UK for those wanting a quick time and going for a personal best (PB) […]

Aug 17 2017

Come guidare in sicurezza d’inverno

Un bel mattino d’ inverno, apri la porta di casa tua e ti ritrovi in una tempesta di neve inattesa. La temperatura, durante la notte, è calata rapidamente. Nevica pesantemente e il ghiaccio ha attecchito sulle strade. Arrivi a fatica alla tua automobile, per scoprire che hai lasciato il tuo unico raschietto da qualche parte […]

Aug 17 2017

Find out How to Clean your Car Properly | Chipex Blog

A car is usually the second-most expensive thing you’ll buy after a house. You’re proud of it and so naturally you like to keep it looking clean and shiny, but actually some wash methods and products can be detrimental to your car’s exterior surfaces if used regularly. In this post, we’ll guide you through some […]

Aug 17 2017

How to Use a Chipex Kit for Bumper Damage

Ferrari 328 bumper before using Chipex Ferrari 328 bumper after using Chipex Like many, you take pride in your car’s appearance. When it gets dirty you wash it or have it washed, then it has a coat of wax lovingly applied and it’s looking great once more… that is until you get to a section […]

Aug 17 2017

How To Clean Your Car’s Interior

Often, car owners take much care and pride in the exterior of their vehicle using a good shampoo, polish and wax to keep it pristine, while paint chips or scratches can be taken care of using the excellent Chipex paint touchup system. However, many either neglect the interior completely or only give the dash and […]

Aug 17 2017

How To Repair Car Paint Scratches

Walking out to my newly-purchased Lexus LS 400 one morning, it wasn’t until I was a feet away that I realised someone had run a knife edge across two of the door, one of them deeply. It’s wasn’t a new car, or expensive at all – merely a 1998 model costing less then £2,000. However, […]

Aug 17 2017

How to Find and Use Car Paint Codes

Car paint codes – not the most exciting topic, I’ll grant you, but an important necessity when you’re in need of painting an area of your vehicle, or getting the right match for a Chipex paint chip repair system. When it comes to paint shades, Chipex and professional sprayers will require the vehicle paint code […]

Aug 17 2017

The Many Types of Car Paint Finishes

Henry Ford once wrote in his autobiography of the Ford Model T: “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black”. It’s a common misconception that the Model T was only available in black, when in actual fact in the first years of its production (1908 […]

Aug 17 2017

Car Respray Cost v Chipex Paint Repair System

If you’re proud of your car, and those ugly paint chips up front are really starting to bug you, you’ll perhaps be thinking of having the bumper or bonnet resprayed. Having your car resprayed though, no matter the section or part, is a pain for more reasons than one. First up, you have to take […]

Aug 17 2017

How to Repair Car Paint Stone Chips

Stone chips are the blight of any car owner who regularly uses the motorway. Flung at already-high speeds, your car then hurtles towards these miniature rocks with impending doom. The loud ‘whack!’ as the stonehits the bodywork makes you cringe, and it’s guaranteed there’s now a tiny crater where it mashed itself into your car’s […]

Aug 17 2017

How to Spray Paint Your Car on a Budget

Sometimes, a scratch or scuff on your car’s bodywork is just too deep and wide to be able to use a paint repair kit, and the panel may need respraying instead. However, if money is tight and you simply can’t afford to have it done professionally, or your car isn’t worth spending that kind of […]

Aug 17 2017

Chipex Touch Up Paint versus Car Paint Pen | Chipex Blog

The car touch-up paint pen has its uses, certainly, but at the same time it’s always better to go with a more permanent and better fix for car paint chips and light scratches – the Chipex seamless car touch-up system. However, just because I’m writing this Chipex blog doesn’t mean I’m going to be entirely negative about the touch-up pen. Indeed, I’ve used […]

Aug 17 2017

Car paint suppliers

Spray painting stuff is fun – fact. It doesn’t matter what level you’re painting at, or what you’re actually spraying, it’s all good. If you’re a professional spray painter, and you’ve helped take a rusted-out classic back to looking like it just rolled out the factory doors for the first time 40 years ago, there […]

Aug 17 2017

Rust treatment for cars

Rust is the blight which effects cars around the world. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a warm, dry climate like California, it’s a much easier battle keeping it at bay. However, for those of us in the U.K. where the climate is perfect for honing those dark brown patches on your vehicle’s bodywork, […]

Aug 17 2017

What is road rash and why is fixing it so important?

Here on the Chipex blog, we often refer to ‘road rash’ when we’re talking about car paint chips and what causes them. If you haven’t been afflicted by car paint chips very much (lucky you!) maybe you’re not totally sure what we mean by the term road rash. We thought it would be a good […]

Aug 17 2017

Which Car Shampoos are Best for Car Paintwork?

On more than a few occasions, I’ve winced as I see people squirt a load of washing up liquid into a bucket, fill it with warm water, watch as suds galore overflow, soak a sponge and begin to scrub away gleeful as their car goes from dirty to clean. Why wince though, you say! After […]

Aug 17 2017

The Best Products for Cleaning Car Wheels | Chipex Blog

Keeping your paintwork looking fresh, clean and with a super depth of shine is great, but I’ve often come across cars at meets and shows where the paint looks amazing, but the wheels simply haven’t been looked after. People tend to forget that wheels often get way dirtier than paintwork, and they’re often not cleaned […]