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Welcome to the Chipex Feature and Giveaway!

Last week my Chipex arrived and I was heartbroken. It came after I traded my car in. It was a last minute decision to trade in my taffeta white CRV and take advantage of the new 2016 finance offer we came across so I went on the hunt for someone I know with a Honda in taffeta white and found someone who had that color on a civic and went to work on those chips in her paint. There are 3 steps to the repair process and on the first spot which was the bumper, the tasks were only daunting in making sure you are doing each step correctly. However once you get through the first repair it becomes addicting as you want to fix all blemishes. She continued all around the civic catching all the rock chips and other blemishes. It blends so well you want to just keep finding spots to repair.


This was the bumper fix. Just look at the difference! Now do you see why you become so fixated in finding every spot you can to rub in and polish out? Below is a door repair and hood repair. We got the same great results.



The Chipex Steps are as follows (simply put):

  1. Apply the paint with gloved hands or included brush. Allow to dry 40 seconds to 5 minutes depending on area size and paint amount used.
  2. Apply a small amount of blending solution to the included cloth and gently run across area, removing excess paint. Let dry a few minutes.
  3. Apply a small amount of finishing polish to the included  microfiber cloth and run over treated area. Let dry to a haze for a few moments then remove with the same cloth

Chipex Screenwash

Now Chipex not only has these chip repair kits you can buy in any size and easily find you car’s paint color to get the right shade, but they have more. I also have the Screenwash. This solution goes right into your windshield wiper reservoir and does wonders on your windshield for the rain and freezing temperatures. The Screenwash repels rain from the screen, delivers clear vision in any weather, anti-freeze to -5 degrees and tips on lowering that freezing point are included and it removes smears.


Since my car is only days old and under 50 miles, my reservoir is full right now. So, my husband stole it for his car. You simply add about 1/4 of bottle on first fill and less on the subsequent fills. There is even a window guide with markers so you add just the right amount each fill. Because this is our first fill, we filled until bottom of the first line as shown below. This only costs you $19.99 and will last for about 7 fills. That is a great value. Make sure you get your bottle for the rain and snow hit.

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1 lucky reader will win a Chipex Car Paint Repair System.  Open to US, Canada and Europe only and ends on 11/3/2016. Enter below. Good luck.


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Father's Day, Gift Guides, Home, Summer

Gifts for Dad from Diono

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For Dad, his car can be his pride yet we need his help so often by transporting the kids and friends or teammates to and from events. He must cringe at the thought of dirty cleats, sticky hands and loose papers and trash all over his back seat. So, give him a gift that gives back so you know he will feel more confident in his driving adventures with the kids in tow. Diono has accessories that Dad will love the look of and will keep his car organized and clean. Here are a few Father’s Day gifts for Dad suggestions or some simple travel products to get the car organized and ready for summer.
I wish I could tell you I staged that photo below or that I have more than one child-who is not a toddler, but that is my 8 year olds back seat. The day my Diono products arrived my backseat was the aftermath of leftover classroom goodies from my son’s birthday, wrappers from his football game snack the weekend prior and his backpack with some contents removed because he likes to share his papers with me on the drive home.  Now scroll down to see what Diono did to my car….


Tell me Dad wouldn’t love to come out to his backseat looking like this from a Diono car makeover?
Start with a trash can that says, “Don’t worry dad, I now have a place for all of those wrappers.” It makes a great trash can to take camping and on picnics and it’s already in the car too. Diono calls this their pop up trash bin.
Then after scrubbing the field dirt from the backs of his seats, give them protection so you don’t have to do that again. This is Diono’s stuff ‘n scuff. It also helps hold snacks, small toys and other child towables.


My favorite is the Diono travel pal. Clever name for Dad’s new friend that holds all of their ‘stuff’. From mouth guards to DVD’s, Dad can make those tight turns and not cringe when he hears items sliding off his back seats where he can’t reach.


Did we forget something? Oh yes, we forgot the “Daddy the sun’s in my eyes!” Problem solved with the Diono starry night sunshade.
There we go and if there is anything I am forgetting, Diono probably has it. Visit to learn where to find these products near you or to get your order in.