fixit! PRO - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

fixit! PRO

By Jeff Jumper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - If you've ever needed to fix those scratches of unknown origins on your car, fixit!Pro claims to be the tool for the job.  It's a pen that fills and seals scratches to your vehicle's clear coat in just one swipe and is hardened by sunlight.  With only four instructions, I went to test it on my car first.  I needed to shake the pen for a while and then I needed to prime the tip on another surface before applying.

I had this to say as I applied the sealant, "The next step basically is to just continue to shake this.  I've been shaking this for about a minute here.  You're going to basically pull the cap off and draw on the scratch.  After you're done, you want to have paper towel handy to wipe off any excess.  So right now we're going to try it on one of the scratches here on my car.  You can see the lower one I tried to fill with some of the touch up paint that came with the car, and it's very noticeable that there's still a scratch there.  We're going to go ahead and try the one above it and see how well this pen actually works.  It goes on clear.  You can't really see much of a difference immediately, but once I wipe this off here we'll see if anything changes.  It did start to cover up some of that scratch and is says it takes at least an hour to harden, so we'll come back and check that out in an hour."

I tried it on a blue colored vehicle and a black car as well.  It seemed to make immediate improvements, but most scratches didn't completely disappear upon application.  The last instruction called for me to wait at least on hour for it to cure in direct sunlight.  I had some clouds to contend with so I waited a bit longer.

I waited and then said, "Well it's been just over an hour here with the mix of sun and clouds out here today, so the sun at least at least going to work on that scratch for a little while.  (I see) only marginal improvement on the silver vehicle.  The same goes for the blue and the black vehicle."

The sunlight hardens fixit!PRO to a NO for this week's "Does it Work?" test.  I found the 1/4 fluid ounce pen of fixit!PRO selling for less than $10 at a Lake Charles business.  The package comes with an additional tip in the event the original tip hardens in the sunlight.  The package has many warnings on it about capping the tip to avoid hardening from sunlight exposure.


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