December 19, 2006
To be honest, this type of repair is hard to pull off. Their are a lot of products on the market. The problem is, without a good working knowledge of 2 stage base coat/clear coat urathane paint, especially if you have metalic, or pearlecent paint, it is very difficult to perfect.
The best method of repair is through the use of an airbrush. Their are actually many company's that specialize in nothing but airbrush touch-up of nick's, and scratch's in automotive paint. These company's perform services on a mobile basis, working with body shops, detail shops, and automotive dealerships all the time. Most services charge around $150 - $200 for re-touching all nicks, and scratches from the entire vehicle. While it is a little more expensive, the end result is, a job done right, a perfect color match, and no visable trace of repair. In addition, many of these services also offer PDR (Paintless Dent Repair) and can remove those parking lot dings, and body imperfections.
To find out more on these services in your area, either check online for rock chip repair, or stop by the local body shop for a referal. You can also call over to your local Chrysler dealer, and hit up the Service Writer. Ask who they use to repair lot damage, and they should be able to point you in the right direction. If for some reason you are unable to locate a service, let me know.