Do any search for Mothers paint chip repair, and you will find a very short list of reviews. At one time the Mother's chip repair for car paint was relevant.
Not so any longer.
This product has been unavailable for some time. Having been released in 2011, the product soon became either irrelevant, or was taken off the market (which is usually the reason). Which makes me wonder what was wrong with Mothers paint chip repair in the first place as to not remain around.
In this picture above you can see the professional car paint chip repair kit I use. A kit that costs about $1,000.
A kit that is not only far to expensive for any do it yourself car paint chip repair, but also requires a learning curve that also makes this unrealistic for any home repair job.
This kit (along with a trained technician) can perform exceptional results, but it still is unable to fill and blend a car paint chip perfectly.
And with that said, this kit also has many additional tools/products far past just the touch-up paint color:
Since Mothers paint chip repair is no longer available, you are left with a few choices moving forward. In most cases, people simply get some touch-up paint from a local car dealership based on the type of car you drive.
Every car has a color code on it so you can order/buy the exact color in the from of touch-up paint from the dealership.
the kit below is a kit that will allow you to take the factory touch-up paint and get better finished results when you are doing a home repair job on your car to touch-up paint chips and scratches.
If you are part of the "bare minimum" group of people, I have a solution for you that would represent what you might call the "first-responder" to your car paint chip or scratch.
This touch-up paint pen is the same as a traditional touch-up paint pens or brushes, but this has clear coat versus any paint that has color to it.
As a rule, any car made in the last 15 years will have what is called 2-stage paint. This means that a color coat is applied (1st stage) and then a clear coat is applied over the color coat (2nd stage) as part of the car painting process.
And for this reason, this clear coat touch-up pen is a super easy way to camouflage and conceal many of the scratches and damages that can occur on your car paint.
Turtle Wax T-121 Scratch Repair Pen - 0.3 oz.
Car paint chip repair is one thing. Car paint scratches are a different thing.
Often, people think you can use basic car touch-up paint for every type of damage to your cars paint. I am certain you likely had the same opinions as you came looking for Mothers paint chip repair before you found out it is no longer available.
Unless you are trying to repair very specific paint chips (typically round in shape and no larger than the size of a blunt pencil tip), car touch-up paint applicator pens/brushes are designed for the following:
*This repair has limitations. The biggest one being that the sheet metal of the fender was damaged and no repair kit will fix that.
In testing many of these paint chip repair kits I have come across a kit that blends the traditional lack-luster DIY kits to what I consider a professional repair kit.
Turtle Wax T-234KT Premium Grade Scratch Repair Kit
Use the link below and look up the color you need for your particular car. Most car manufacturers make touch-up paint in an easy to use applicator brush and/or pen style tip.
It will never be a perfect fix, but in most cases an acceptable fix for most people.
Darren's Note: If you use this link, you can enter your vehicle information at the top, left of the screen where it asks you to enter your vehicle information (Year, Make, Model)
ACDelco 19328528 Black (WA8555) Four-In-One Touch-Up Paint - .5 oz Pen
Something I have to do with my own profession detail customers is manage expectations. I am the person with experience and I know the severe limitations that are part of paint chip repair.
Because you will likely have far less experience than I do (or none at all), then I need to manage your expectations as a do-it-yourselfer.
By this point you will likely have come to some new conclusions. I also hope that I have offered some additional kits to fix paint scratches as well as paint chips.
I wish you much success in your efforts!