Every time you head out for a drive, there's a risk that errant rocks — known by persnickety car owners as "those lousy earth snots" — kicked up by other cars, will rain down and chip your paint. Here's how to fix the chips.

This week on /DRIVE CLEAN, Larry Kosilla teaches you the basic techniques for paint-chip repair. While the chips are esthetically painful, what's even more painful is the rust that will form from leaving them uncovered.

With patience and proper application the results of your correction can be surprising. Most importantly, the substrate is once again protected from oxidization. Heh heh. He said "substrate."