What is Paint Correction
Paint Correction is the process of removing imperfections in an automobile's clear coat. This is achieved by using various techniques, tools and products to massage and/or relevel the clear coat back to an almost, if not better-than-new state. Imperfections that may be present in a vehicle's finish are sometimes referred to as "swirl marks" or "spider webbing." This is caused by improper washing and drying techniques and can be prevented by taking cautious measures in the cleaning process. Other imperfections may be caused by bird droppings, tree sap, water-spots, or deep scratches that were instilled by the countless variables a vehicle is subject to on a daily basis.
Benefits of Paint Correction
Environmental elements can take a significant toll on your car. Small scratches from road debris, deep scratching from impact, marring from poor wash techniques, and wiping on a dirty car, can all leave your car vulnerable to corrosion from dirt and pollutants. Harsh chemicals can eat away at your paint and potentially expose the metal to oxidation. This damage can be expensive to repair. Paint correction can smooth, or entirely remove these imperfections to increase the longevity and luster of your car’s paint.
A scratched and dull finish makes your car harder to sell and get what it’s worth. After paint correction, your car can look like it did when new at the dealership, or even better! It can help you avoid excessive wear and tear maintenance costs and keep lease turn-in charges from accumulating. You may be able to receive a higher appraisal at trade-in or when selling.
Paint correction can help highlight your car’s accent pieces, like your wheels or dynamic body lines. This detailed process involves compounding and polishing every painted surface to make your car stand out in the crowd, restore that luster, and allow your paint to gleam. Paint correction works with existing material, so miracles cannot be performed, however often much can be achieved with a high-quality paint correction. Oxidation and marring can dull your car’s paint slowly over time, to the point where you do not realize how lacking your paint finish is, a full paint correction can restore the depth of color and a high sheen allowing your metallic to really pop, or your glossy paint to look like a mirror.
Our Three Step Process
Step 1: Wash and Clay Bar
The first step in any successful paint correction is a proper wash followed by clay bar. Once a vehicle is washed and rid of all free-moving dirt and debris, the vehicle most times is still contaminated with dirt. A vehicle's paint has pores much like a human's skin. Over time dirt and debris from the environment and daily driving accumulates in the pores of your vehicle's clear-coat, giving it a dull appearance and rough to the touch. Clay bar is the process in which these small particles of debris are removed from the pores.
Step 2: Cut and Polish
The next step is to remove minor scratches, swirls and imperfections in the clear coat. We do this by using professional grade compounds, pads, and buffer. This step will bring out your cars true shine like the day it came off the showroom floor.
Step 3: Paint Protectant
Lastly now that your vehicle has been cleared of minor scratches, swirls and back to its original luster its time to protect that investment. For our final step we will apply a synthetic paint sealant to your vehicles clear coat.