If you drive your car out in the real world, you're going to get rock chips. Some wear them as a badge of pride, while others might see them as a bit of an eyesore. For the second group, detailer extraordinaire Larry Kosilla has a great method to restore your car's front end right at home.
To follow Kosilla's method, you'll need some touch-up paint, rubbing alcohol, and an extremely fine painting pen, like . This pen isn't designed specifically for fixing rock chips, but it works perfectly well for the job at hand.
The first step is to fill up the pen's reservoir with your touch-up paint, then tap the tool against a hard surface to get the paint down to the ultra-fine brush at the bottom. Once that's done, you can apply tiny drops of paint to each rock chip. Kosilla lets the paint sit overnight, going over spots he missed the following morning.
To clean the pen, fill a cup with rubbing alcohol and swish it around for a few seconds. Then, take a very small pipe cleaner, and push out whatever paint is left.
Kosilla uses a 1965 Porsche 911 that's actually headed to New York's Museum of Modern Art as an example, but you could probably do this with any car. It's not the quickest way to touch up rock chips, but it's simple and effective. And it only requires around $20 in supplies.