If you’re passionate about your car, few things are more troubling than finding a scratch on it. Key jobs are the worst, and in a just world you’d be within your rights to stake out anyone who keys your car over a fire ant mound. For a week. No matter how good a body shop is, matching the original paint can be virtually impossible, especially if your originally paint is oxidized or faded. Doing the touch up yourself usually makes the car look worse, since you can never seem to match the depth or the paint color well enough.
MotorAuthority reports that car owners now have a third option. Akzo Nobel, a Dutch paint, coverings and chemical company has announced a product called “StickerFix”. As the name implies, it’s a color matched, adhesive-backed film than can be cut to all shapes and sizes. It’s intended to be a consumer product, but Akzo Nobel is marketing StickerFix to body shops as well, just in case you’re not comfortable with the whole “cut, clean, peel, apply” thing. It looks like you can only get StickerFix in the EU, the UK, Russia, the Middle East and Africa right now, which tells me there’s a market opportunity for a U.S. distributor. Have any RideLust readers across the pond tried this yet? What’s your take? Good, bad or otherwise?