by Lloyd Frazier
Road rash, parking lot dings, paint chips and scratches all work together to prematurely age the painted finish on your car or truck. I have been wanting to try out some products that might help diminish that real-world damage we expose our precious automobiles to on a daily basis. Some damage, especially the kind that compromises the clear coat, can wreak havoc and cause rust and corrosion over time if you don’t do something to alleviate it. There are many products available to help protect and even cosmetically hide paint damage on your vehicle. I decided to take the plunge and purchase Dupont’s Pro Fusion Color Scratch Repair Stick. Per the packaging, Dupont claims it can repair and even hide that hideous scratch. I am here to tell you that it did not work as claimed. I will say that it definitely covered the scratches with a protective layer of clear coat paint…I am assuming it is a paint of some sort. At least the scratches I covered in this video are protected from further damage from the elements. Dupont calls this product Pro Fusion Color, but there is no color in the product. It is just pens filled with a clear coat formula. Now, I do not doubt that it is a quality formulation since they have been in the auto paint business for a long time and are respected in the industry. The engineers at Dupont are likely not the culprits in this misrepresentation. We definitely point the finger at the marketing department. Shame on you Dupont marketing department. Due to misleading pictures on your packaging, you made it appear that the scratch would disappear!
Final AutoRamblings rating: 6 out of a possible 10 (we give it at least a 6 since the product does offer significant protection at the point of the paint damage)
See for yourself, then decide if it is worth the time and effort.