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post #1 of 11 Old 09-23-2015, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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So.. this happened over the weekend. Does anyone know what the best way of taking care of this paint chip would be? I would ideally want the closest result of looking like I had the entire door painted but I know i could just get a "touch up" kit.

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What is it about Mazda and paint chipping? Many people on the Mazda 3 forum are talking about poor quality paint (excessive paint chipping) on their Mazdas.

FWIW, read good things about a product called Dr Colorchip, google it.

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Modern water based paints chip easily. There are specialists that deal in paint chips and can make virtually invisible repairs. The beauty of that chip (pardon the expression) is that it has defined edges so should make a successful repair.

Do you know what caused it?

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I've have had 3 Subarus (currently the wife drives a 2010 Forester) and they've been worse than the three previous Mazdas (two 6's and a 3) I've had in terms of paint chipping. It's too soon to tell yet on my CX-3.

I will say that I saw the new 2016 Subarus have a nice looking stone/bug deflector accessory for their hoods which actually looks kinda nice with the right color paint. It's a pretty low-profile design, which may or may not limit it's usefulness, I don't know. It doesn't take long for Subie hoods to start looking like they've been sand-blasted, though, I know that much.
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Thanks for the recommendation, ill take a look into Dr. Colorchip.

Someone must have hit my door when they opened their door. I know it's pretty much impossible to protect a car's doors unless you do a full wrap but I'm considering doing this for the front end of the car including the headlights.
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You have my complete sympathy on this.
I'd be sick if this happened to my new baby!

I think you're right regarding the cause.
This is why I'm the guy that parks the farthest-out in the parking lot.
And even that's no guaranty that you're safe.
Many times I've come back out of a place, only to find someone parked next to me.

On the plus side, it doesn't look like it dented, and this should be totally repairable.
Best of luck with this.
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You have my complete sympathy on this.
I'd be sick if this happened to my new baby!

I think you're right regarding the cause.
This is why I'm the guy that parks the farthest-out in the parking lot.
And even that's no guaranty that you're safe.
Many times I've come back out of a place, only to find someone parked next to me.

On the plus side, it doesn't look like it dented, and this should be totally repairable.
Best of luck with this.
Agreed with all the above.

Good luck with the repairs. I'm not sure if U.S. CX-3 spare paint touch up kits are in stock here yet.




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When I purchase my Mazda, I'm definitely going to invest in a clear bra (paint protection film).
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Looks like the entire door will have to be painted. Getting quotes from $500 up to $1000.

Definitely a set back when I was going to spend that money on probably putting on a clear bra.
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I always go to the far end of the parking lot and take two of our tiny spaces;


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