Study: DIY Paint Repair Most Popular in Calif. 

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July 24, 2019—Californians buy more automotive do-it-yourself paint-repair kits than the residents of any other state, according to a recent study by Chipex.

Florida came in second place, with Texas, New York and Pennsylvania completing the top-five list of states where do-it-yourself car and light-truck paint repairs are most popular.

Ranked by brand, BMW owners did more do-it-yourself paint repair work for dings and rock chips than any other group nationally, followed by Audi, Toyota, Subaru and Nissan owners, respectively. The only domestic brand in the top 10 was Chevrolet, which came in sixth.

The most popular colors sold for paint repair work among the more than 150,000 colors Chipex offers were shades of black, followed closely by variations of white and blue.  Rounding out the top 10 in order of popularity were gray, silver, red, yellow, green, brown and orange.

Chipex provides kits for the repair of scratches and paint damage on most vehicle brands. 



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