Paint Correction is the process of removing light to heavy scratches, swirls, holograms, hard water stains, orange peels, etching, and other imperfections from the paint’s surface by machine polishing and/or wet-sanding.
Paintwork assessment is precisely conducted by taking all the detailed measurements on every panel of the vehicle. This essential step does aid us in our determination of the measured quantity and quality of paint present for our ministrations performed.
Paint correction is in so many ways effected via the use of a variety of machines/polishing pads and the application of a wide range of polishes and corrective compounds
Final inspection via LED/Halogen lights are mainly utilized to simulate the car’s appearance under natural light, with the additional benefit of mainly exposing any damage revealed by the painted surface assessed process. We recommend one of our high-quality ceramic car coating in West Palm Beach after a paint correction.
Excessive wash line removal, swirl removal, scratch removal will incur additional charges and may require a “paint restoration”
As the name suggests, this level of paint correction utilizes just one stage of machine polishing (also referred to as one-step polishing). While not considered a “perfection detail” given the single stage process, a big transformation in the condition of the paint can be achieved On softer paints (Japanese cars for instance), we can usually remove 50-70% of all swirls, haze, and light defects, whereas on harder paints (German brands), this could be 30-50%.
There are a lot of different variables that dictate just how much correction that you can safely achieve in a one step process, and we approach each car and paint system accordingly to maximize results for the given budget or goals.
There’s no one system or product that works for all vehicles, and we are well-versed in all the modern polishes and techniques so that each vehicle can be tailored to accordingly When you step up to the realm of multi-stage pain: correction, you’re significantly improving the finish by removing all of the swirls, and all but the heaviest of scratches and defects.
The process starts with a heavy compounding machine polishing stage to remove the defects, and followed by a secondary polishing stage to refine the finish and increase gloss and clarity given the differences in paint types, condition, and size of vehicles. The rate for the Multi-Stage Paint Correction varies, but we will consult with each vehicle owner to assess which stage is best suited for their goals and budgets.
While the Single Stage Detail might be our entry level in terms of polishing/paint correction, it can make a tremendous difference in the overall look and color of the vehicle As the name suggests this level of paint correction utilizes just one age of machine polishing (also referred to as one-step polish We are not considered a “perfection detail” given the sir process, a big transformation in the condition of the here!
Swirl marks, scratches and other surface imperfections can come to life in many different ways. Some of these are unavoidable, such as road grit and grime. Dallas / Fort Worth roads aren't free of environmental and industrial contaminants that will always inflict microscopic scratch on your car.
Bugs splatter, brake dust, bird droppings, water-spots, and tar are probably the most common causes of staining or etching on your clear-coat. They can easily leave behind permanent imperfections on your paint that will require paint correction. By removing them quickly instead of leaving them to bake on your clear-coat you can avoid permanent damages but how you remove them can then leave behind marring or scratches.
This is why it is always better to remove them using the 2-bucket wash method to avoid inflecting a different kind of paint defect while trying to prevent another. When you remove these things, you can scrape the surface and leave marks. Tar and water spots can also cause clear coat problems. We know we're probably overloading you with information but our team will always assist you after a paint correction on how to maintain your better than brand new finish!
There are also instances where the car owner themselves are to blame for the poor condition of the clear coat. Poor car washing techniques can leave swirl marks, micro-scratches, and other problems. For example, using a regular cloth to wash your car or a beach towel for drying your paint can create some serious swirl marks on your car. We recommend using the two-bucket washing method with high-quality microfiber washing mitts and drying towels as a good starting point for washing your paint.
Some enthusiasts like to polish or "paint correct" their car by themselves and we applaud them for their courage and dedication. But one must be entirely sure that he has the proper equipment and experience before polishing their own car. The rule of thumb is: if you've never mechanically polished a car before, start with a scrap hood as you are likely to inflict more damage than anything when starting to learn the art of "paint correction".
Last but not least, getting your car serviced in an automatic touch car wash or cheap hand car wash is guaranteed to turn your paint into unsightly matte finish over the years. This is usually the #1 reason why cars are covered with swirl marks as those kinds of car washes do not care about the integrity of your clear-coat, after all their only purpose is to get your car clean no matter the kind of damage it creates on your paint.